Economic Development

Purpose Statement

The City of Galveston is focused on expanding business opportunities, upgrading infrastructure, strengthening neighborhoods, and celebrating Galveston Island as a TOP destination in the state.
Facts on Galveston


  • Population: 50,000
  • Property Tax Rate: $0.5340
  • $108 Million FY 2014-2015 Adopted Budget (including 5 year Capital Improvement Plan)
  • 4 Tax Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ)
  • Scholes International Airport
  • Port of Galveston
  • UTMB Health System
  • 6 Million Annual Visitors