Galveston County Continues to Cut Property Taxes

Another Year, Another Reduction In Property Taxes For County Residents And Business Owners (Galveston County, TX, September 2020) ― Yesterday,September 8th, Commissioners Court voted unanimously to approve a $144.7 million budget for FY2021. The new budget was highlighted by yet another reduction in the property tax rate for county citizens. This cut will see the […]

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Galveston County: Recommended Guidelines For Societal Restoration

Galveston County continues to seek the safest way to mitigate the impact of the COVID–19 pandemic on our community. As we move through the process of societal restoration, it is imperative that we continue to take personal responsibility for our part in ensuring that everything possible is done to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  […]

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Galveston County Wins $1B Ammonia Plant

$1 Billion Investment Brings World-Scale Ammonia Production Facility to Galveston County and Greater Houston On January 8, 2020, in collaborative announcements, Gulf Coast Ammonia LLC (GCA), Air Products and Eastman Chemical Company shared that final financing agreements had been reached to build the world’s largest single-train ammonia synthesis loop in Texas City, Texas. This facility will […]

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Carnival Cruise Line Bringing Fourth Ship to Galveston

Carnival’s local business will expand by 33 percent and increase its number of guests departing from Galveston to about 900,000 per year. Everything is bigger in Texas – including Carnival Cruise Line – which announced today that it will have four ships homeported in Galveston, year-round, beginning in 2021. Building on its position as the […]

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Port of Galveston Going Green

Port of Galveston joins Green Marine certification program The Port of Galveston is going green with a number of environmental initiatives, including membership in Green Marine, the leading voluntary environmental program for North America’s maritime industry. “Joining Green Marine will help us identify and implement best practices, manage our environmental initiatives, measure our progress and […]

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After 20 Years, GEDP Still Working Hard for Island

Twenty years ago, the Galveston Economic Development Partnership opened our doors when Galveston was facing several economic challenges. From the city to the port — from crumbling infrastructure to eyesore buildings — many of the wheels on Galveston’s economic bus were either losing air or outright flat. Today, we’re debating the exponential growth of tourists, […]

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Galveston County Economic Development Response to Proposed Removal of Grand Parkway Segments B and C from 2020 UTP

The following letter was sent in as a public comment on TxDOT’s 2020 Unified Transportation Program. Dear Sirs:   I am writing today regarding TxDOT’s proposed de-authorization and removal of segments B and C of the Grand Parkway from the 2020 UTP. I urge you to continue their development.   Construction of the Grand Parkway’s Segments […]

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Industrial Commissioning Consultants International Moves HQ to Heart of La Marque

Industrial Commissioning Consultants International Moves HQ to Heart of La Marque: New industrial services business generated primary jobs, beautifying downtown Industrial Commissioning Consultants International, (ICCI) recently acquired 714 Highway 3 in La Marque, moved their headquarters to town and hit the ground running with a flurry of property improvements including signage, fencing, landscaping and interior […]

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Wink to Webster Pipeline to Bring Permian Basin Crude to Galveston County

ExxonMobil, Plains All American and Lotus Midstream Proceeding with Wink to Webster Pipeline ExxonMobil, Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (Plains), and Lotus Midstream, LLC have announced they have formed the Wink to Webster Pipeline LLC Joint Venture (JV) and have ordered nearly 650 miles of domestically sourced 36 in. diameter line pipe. The new common-carrier […]

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