Why Galveston

Galveston Island is fortunate to have a diverse economic base anchored by maritime, healthcare, education, tourism, and has positioned itself as a vital component to the economic engine of the Texas Gulf Coast. Galveston recently surpassed 7 million annual visitors, 5,000 hotel rooms, and is currently home to the 4th largest cruise port in the United States.

The City of Galveston has prioritized redevelopment of historic properties, and made a tremendous investment in the community with investment in infrastructure projects, and the revitalization of the Strand District. The redevelopment of various properties has proven the success of our development incentives, and continue the redevelopment of Historic Downtown Galveston.

  1. Garrett McLeod

    Economic Development Coordinator

  2. Rick Beverlin

    Assistant City Manager