Eastman’s Portillo Matute Strives for Excellence in Texas City

BIC Magazine wrote a very positive profile of the great work that site manager Sergio Portillo Matute is doing for Eastman Chemical Company in Galveston County. From the article: Although Sergio Portillo Matute’s primary responsibility as site manager of Eastman Chemical Co.’s Texas City Operations is ensuring safe, reliable and efficient operations, his role also […]

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BAHEP Business Development Update – 1/20

Four times a year, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership produces The Business Development Update newsletter that reports on Commercial / Office / Industrial Development; Retail / Hospitality Development; Residential Development; and Infrastructure News and Everything Else! Retail / Hospitality Development Plans are in the works for the second phase of Virgata Commons, a mixed-use 14-acre project in Friendswood. Construction […]

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Galveston County Explores Opportunities in Space

This week, Galveston County’s Department of Economic Development attended the annual SpaceCom Conference & Exposition. This event brings together America’s commercial space enterprises with governmental departments with a shared goal of working towards expanding space commerce and exploration.  This marks the fifth iteration of SpaceCom and it is joined by the Department of Energy and […]

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Galveston County Economic Development Explores Education and Energy in Greater Houston

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, Galveston County’s Department of Economic Development attended the Houston Region Economic Development Alliance  (HREDA) quarterly meeting at San Jacinto College’s LyondellBasell Center for PetroChem, Energy and Technology. The meeting brought together Houston and the Bay Area’s leading economic development groups to build on the unity of the Greater Houston area’s […]

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BAHEP Business Development Update – 10/19

Four times a year, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership produces The Business Development Update newsletter that reports on Commercial / Office / Industrial Development; Retail / Hospitality Development; Residential Development; and Infrastructure News and Everything Else! Commercial / Office / Industrial Development New developments Two new buildings in Friendswood’s Downtown District — Lease negotiations are underway with several companies […]

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Galveston County Bests State Life Expectancy

At nearly 81 years, Galveston County’s life expectancy is among the highest in Houston. Earlier this month, the Episcopal Health Foundation released its newest life expectancy findings based on your location in Texas. Key factors of one’s quality of life contributed to the overall health of a population, including: housing, community, income, and education level. […]

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Greater Houston’s Economy Larger Than 183 Countries

If Greater Houston were a country, they’d be the 28th largest by economy in the world. As of 2017, the most recent data available, Greater Houston’s GDP was $490.1 billion, making it larger than 183 other countries, including Nigeria, Norway, United Arab Emirates, Iran, and Ireland. In addition, Houston’s economy is larger than every country […]

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