Location & Features
With its close proximity to great shopping, activities, and attractions like NASA’s Johnson Space Center Houston, the Kemah Boardwalk, Moody Gardens, Pleasure Pier and Top Golf, Hitchcock residents have the best of both worlds: a relaxed approach to life in a small community setting with all of the attractions of a large city at their fingertips.
With several new school facilities and planned construction in the coming years, Hitchcock Independent School District is continually building and expanding to provide the best opportunities for its students, ensuring that its educational facilities offer state-of-the-art technology and superior learning environments. Our region is blessed with a diversified and talented workforce, and this makes us an attractive location for potential industrial and commercial businesses. We are able to capitalize on the workforce availability and pair it with the City’s ability to expedite land development, an exceptional transportation network, and a utility infrastructure that is always being improved; giving Hitchcock an upper hand when competing in the marketplace for new business.
The Hitchcock EDC is ready to help businesses interested in relocating with site selection, development of facility, local and state incentives, and concierge services with the City of Hitchcock for permitting, inspections and related services. If your company is growing and looking for the new perfect home, come experience the economic explosion underway in Hitchcock. A positive pro-business community with abundant benefits awaits you only 40 minutes south of Houston on the beautiful Texas Gulf Coast.
The Texas Gulf Coast is still booming due to the Emerging and Traditional Industries prospering within our Region. There are also enormous growth opportunities available throughout our Region due to the demand that will be created with the Panama Canal Expansion.
In 2018, Port Houston celebrated the arrival of three new Neopanamax (ship-to-shore) cranes and ten rubber-tired gantry cranes at the Bayport Container Terminal. The new cranes highlight about $100 million in investments and are yet another step to ensure Port Houston is ready for future growth.
Keys to Business Success
Workforce – Hitchcock is in the hub of one of the largest and most advanced industrial labor pools in the country. Within close proximity to the industrial complex along Galveston Bay including the petrochemical complex in Texas City, (approximately 12 miles away) as well as the entire Houston industrial complex along the Houston Ship Channel. The East Harris County Manufacturers Association boasts over 150 members and represents in excess of 380,000 skilled tradesmen. The City of Hitchcock is served directly by the College of the Mainland with their main campus less than 5 miles. College of the Mainland is a comprehensive community and technical college that has been recognized nationwide for their student success and innovative programming in support of the process technology and industrial trade fields.
Development Incentives – Hitchcock is located within one of the more progressive and active economic development counties in Texas (Galveston County). Based upon the final plan for the project including the projected increase in the local taxes as well as the projected increase in the local workforce the project will be afforded a significant incentive package with offerings from Galveston County, the City of Hitchcock, and the State of Texas.
Quality of Life – Galveston County is recognized worldwide for its excellent medical facilities with research advances and leading edge technology. The region flourishes because of its thriving petrochemical, oil and gas, manufacturing, industrial, and aerospace industries. These industries bring a skilled labor force, top-ranked Universities, Community Colleges, Financial Facilities, and opportunities for improved Quality of Life. The region is blessed with a coastal climate with access to beaches and water recreations for those that enjoy an active lifestyle.
Current Activity – This region is home to the world’ s second largest petrochemical complex and is located next to the largest U.S. exporting Port (Port of Houston). It annually impacts over One Million jobs and contributes $178.5 Billion to the Texas Economy. With more than $35 Billion in planned chemical plant expansions in our area over the next 5 years, these are the “ years of opportunity”. Not only has the region capitalized on its strengths, our economies have worked to diversify themselves and are now leaders in renewable energy and are poised to become the next Innovation Hub of energy and medical research and development.
Available land – Hitchcock boasts over 10,000 acres of land available at an affordable cost point at The Center of the Texas Gulf Coast Industry.
Infrastructure – We are fortunate to have CenterPoint Energy as the provider for electricity and gas to our Region. CenterPoint Energy is eager to support new businesses expanding in Hitchcock.