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Roads, railroads, airports, and deep-water ports are essential building blocks of the Galveston County economy.

Infrastructure enables trade, powers businesses, connects workers to their jobs, creates opportunities, and protects the nation from an increasingly unpredictable natural environment.

From private investment in telecommunication systems, broadband networks, freight railroads, energy projects, and pipelines, to public spending on transportation, water, buildings and parks, our infrastructure is the backbone of a healthy economy.

Electricity, natural gas, water, and drainage are all commodities and services that businesses need to function. Thankfully they are in abundant supply in Galveston County.

Galveston County’s Unmatched Infrastructure

  • Multiple Deepwater Ports with 45’ of Draft
  • 3 Electric Power Providers
  • 4 Railroads: Union Pacific (Class I), BNSF (Class I), Texas City Terminal Railway Company (Short Line), Galveston Railroad (Short Line)
  • 3 Foreign Trade Zones: Port of Galveston, Texas City, and City of Hitchcock
  • 9 Hospitals
  • Unrivaled Access to Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines
  • 2 Major Universities plus 2 Community Colleges
  • Access to Hobby Airport with over 150 daily nonstop flights to more than 40 cities via Southwest, JetBlue, American, and Delta
  • Direct Access to Interstate 45