• New Economic Developer’s Job is About Connections

    New Economic Developer’s Job is About Connections

    Dane Carlson can see economic potential for Hitchcock and for La Marque, he said. There’s space for manufacturers and support services for industries in Texas City and Galveston. There’s appeal…

    • Epicenter League City: New Convention Center, Sporting Events, Class A Office Space

      Epicenter League City: New Convention Center, Sporting Events, Class A Office Space

      The City of League City has entered into a pre-development agreement with a private developer to build Epicenter League City on the site of the city's sportsplex.  In addition, the…

      • Texas City’s Crystal Lagoon to Be Largest in Texas

        Texas City’s Crystal Lagoon to Be Largest in Texas

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6N_4IpZ1Zo Houston-based developer Land Tejas announced plans for a 12-acre manmade Crystal Lagoon at its Texas City master-planned community Lago Mar. It will be six times as big as the…

        • Army Corps Gives Nod to Plan to Protect Texas Coast

          Army Corps Gives Nod to Plan to Protect Texas Coast

          A decade after Hurricane Ike devastated the Texas Gulf Coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that a more ambitious version of the proposed “Ike Dike” — a…

          • GEDP Summit Results: Innovation is Key

            GEDP Summit Results: Innovation is Key

            The name of the economic development game in Galveston County is innovation, local leaders said on Tuesday. Preparing for wholesale changes to how the world, national and local economies operate…

            • UTMB Galveston #4 in US

              UTMB Galveston #4 in US

              The University of Texas Medical Branch is the 4th highest ranked academic medical center in the United States. Medical branch officials announced this week the organization had earned, for the…

              • Houston’s Spaceport to Launch Jobs in Galveston County

                Houston’s Spaceport to Launch Jobs in Galveston County

                Ellington Airport, just minutes north of Galveston County, is home to the country’s 10th spaceport, which officials say will eventually be a takeoff site for space vehicles, allow for commercial supersonic…

                • League City’s Sports Tourism

                  League City’s Sports Tourism

                  League City is embracing "sports tourism" as a market to fuel economic development and increase the number of visitors to the city: The League City Convention & Visitors Bureau League…

                  • La Marque Offers Unique Development Opportunities

                    La Marque Offers Unique Development Opportunities

                    Growing up in La Marque, a southern suburb of Houston, Alex Getty says he watched as growth from the state’s largest city slowly started to spill into Galveston County. Now,…

                    • County Hires New Director of Economic Development

                      County Hires New Director of Economic Development

                      The Galveston County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Monday to hire Dane Carlson as the county’s new director of economic development. Commissioners selected Carlson in part because of his experience working…