In Galveston County, one city’s economic development problem is another’s pursuit.
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.
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.
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.
Few industries have altered the scenery and skyline, kept architects and contractors busier and generated more jobs in the past five years in the north county and Clear Lake area than health care.
Because of a growing consumer demand, Ashland Specialty Chemical is investing more than $30 million over the next two years to expand its Texas City plant.
New technology has changed some things about the dry dock repair business as new technology has required new certifications and regulations, but the main challenges of the business have stood the test of time.