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GEDP Developer Profile - Digital Publication

2019 GEDP Developer Profile

          2019 GEDP Developer Profile

2018 GEDP Developer Profile

2018 GEDP Developer Profile

In conjunction with our Annual Economic Developerment, the GEDP publishes a Developer Profile. This publication provides detailed demographic and statistical information for Galveston and each of its major industry sectors; highlights of future, current and recently completed projects and developments; and a community snapshot for all ciities within Galveston County.  

To view past publications of the GEDP Developer Profile:

Archived Issues of Developer Profile

GEDP Business Resources


 Please feel free to download and review the GEDP's


  Business Continuity Toolkit



At the present time, GEDP leadership continues to actively monitor and evaluate contingencies necessary for the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business community.

GEDP offices are open and staff maintains availability to be of service to you.

At this stage, GEDP will not be holding any in-person task force meetings or speical events through the end of April.

But rest assured, we will continue to work for our community!


GOVERNOR'S REPORT: Steps to Open Texas

As some businesses are given the green light to begin opening with limitations starting May 1, individuals, employers, employees, and customers are encouraged to review, print out, and follow the MINIMUM health protocols recommended by DSHS in the checklists in the Steps to Open Ttexas report below.

In addition to federal and state employment laws and workplace safety standards.  The DSHS minimum recommended health protocols are subject to change based on new and evolving information. 




Local Resources:  

UTMB Health has developed this website as a resource dedicated to sharing information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The site contains guidance for members of the communities served and employed by UTMB, including patients, students, our healthcare workforce and other employees.

It also links to external sources for the latest information on this new disease threat:

National Resources: 

Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):


COVID-19 Business Recovery Loan Program

Local Banks helping Local Businesses. 

Once again, our local banks - Hometown Bank, Moody Bank and Texas First Bank have activated their Business Recovery Loan Program that was initially put together after Hurricane Ike. The current program will provide for a short-term (180 day) low interest (fixed rate – 3.25% APR) single-pay note. The APR (Annual Percentage Rate) will be offered for a limited time (through June 30, 2020) and is intended to provide gap financing for businesses awaiting insurance, SBA or other funding in their long-term recovery.

For details on the program, please click on the following link:

COVID-19 Business Recovery Loan Program - Handout


Small Business Administration (SBA) has several tools and resources available through their websites:

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