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The Galveston County Daily News: Profiles: Business & Industry

August 24, 2016

Profiles: Business & Industry

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Cities are discerning when they dangle economic incentives

In Galveston County, one city’s economic development problem is another’s pursuit.

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Thursday 04/14/2016
Aerospace industry building toward deep-space exploration
Posted: April 14, 2016

The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, a nonprofit organization dedicated to economic growth in the region, anticipates more aerospace projects this year at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center than ever before.

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Slump in crude, natural gas prices a boon for petrochemical industry
Posted: April 14, 2016

Cheap natural gas and a high demand for gasoline at the pump are fueling stability in the local petrochemical industry for at least the foreseeable future, according to an industry economist and Marathon Petroleum Corporation CEO.

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Some thought buying the marina was foolish
Posted: April 14, 2016

In 1975, Capt. Wally Jakubas and wife, Barbara, began looking for a marina to buy.

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Galveston's tourism sector keeps getting bigger
Posted: April 14, 2016

Galveston’s tourism industry announced a major milestone in 2015.

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Saturday 04/20/2013
UTMB named Employer of the Year
Updated: December 30, 2015 - 3:54 pm

With a hospital tower rising in Galveston and a major campus expansion under way in League City, UTMB has weathered the storm.

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New names, new investment in TC's industrial sector
Updated: December 30, 2015 - 3:56 pm

In a year that saw a lot of changes in the petrochemical industry in Texas City, Marathon’s takeover of BP’s Texas City refinery was the biggest.

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League City's Main Street is holding on to its small-town charm
Updated: December 30, 2015 - 3:54 pm

With its booming population, traffic problems and infrastructure needs, League City left behind its small-town days long ago. But this city founded by ranchers and farmers hasn’t completely lost its small-town charm.

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Craftsmen with old-time vocations in a modern age
Updated: December 30, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Isaac Hyatt and Rick Carey have found vocations that would have been common more than 100 years ago, but they are out of the ordinary today.

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Local real estate business optimistic for the year to come
Updated: December 30, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Local and state real estate experts paint a more positive picture of the local real estate market.

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