Economic Recovery

As your Mayor, I will continue to focus on Economic Recovery for Island businesses affected by the Coronavirus. Working with the City’s Industrial Development Corporation, the Chamber of Commerce and the Galveston Economic Development Partnership, different programs are being evaluated that are designed to address the specific needs of those businesses requiring assistance. Our Island has been particularly hard-hit, and we need a pragmatic and flexible plan that is proactive as well as reactive. One solution does not fit everyone, and I want to make sure that as many businesses as possible receive assistance.

For years, Economic Growth on the Island meant the addition of large Companies and that is still very important. But Economic Growth also means the support of small businesses, which can be a powerhouse for growth and job creation.