• What is the Capitalization Rate?

    What is the Capitalization Rate?

    The cap rate is a measure used to compare different real estate investments. Often referred to as the “Cap Rate’, the capitalization rate refers to the measurement of one’s principal…

    • Naming Your Business

      Naming Your Business

      When starting a business, many entrepreneurs get stuck. Not in figuring out where best to source their raw materials, or stuck figuring out their process for creating finished products or…

      • Houston / Galveston Business Startup Guide

        Houston / Galveston Business Startup Guide

        This booklet includes helpful tips, hints, and resources for starting or growing a small business. Our goal is to assist the business owner / executive as they navigate their entrepreneurial…

        • Galveston County’s Opportunity Zones, Explained

          Galveston County’s Opportunity Zones, Explained

          Throughout the United States, large regions have continued to lag behind the economic and industrial growth seen their neighboring communities. Even within these successful communities, a number of tracts remain…

          • What is “Truth-In-Taxation”?

            What is “Truth-In-Taxation”?

            The Truth-in-Taxation process was designed to better communicate how local taxing units assign tax rates to its taxpayers. This information is published in hopes that taxpayers can better understand what,…

            • Houston / Galveston Business Resources

              Houston / Galveston Business Resources

              Entrepreneurs and small business owners can always use a little help starting or growing their business. With that in mind we've collected resources to help answer questions and make life…

              • Free: Destination Development Association

                Free: Destination Development Association

                More tourism than economic development, but still very useful. The Destination Development Association provides resources to help make your community a sustainable, thriving place where people love to live, work,…

                • What is a Megasite?

                  What is a Megasite?

                  A megasite is a very large parcel of developable land with the following characteristics: Site Size 1,000+ acres700-800+ contiguous developable acres Transportation 4 lane highway accessibility with visibilityMajor reail provider…