Economic Development 

Steeped in history, while building on its foundation of innovation and entrepreneurship, Galveston continues to grow, diversify, and expand its importance in the Greater Houston Area, and its value as a place to live, work, and play. 

Galveston Highlights

  • Population: 50,550
  • Property Tax Rate: $0.561
  • Location 
    • 30 minutes south of Houston
    • 35 miles from Hobby Airport
    • Located along the Gulf of Mexico
  • Major Industries 
    • Education and Healthcare 
    • Maritime and Support Services for Offshore Oil and Gas
    • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Visitor Metrics 
    • 7 Million Annual Visitors 
    • $833M Total Visitor Spending
  • Construction Permits 2018
    • Commercial: 162
    • Residential 915
    • Electrical: 818
  1. Garrett McLeod

    Economic Development Coordinator

  2. Rick Beverlin

    Assistant City Manager