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A new marketing piece by Galveston County’s Economic Development Department aims to attract new industry to the area by focusing on an outstanding quality of life and ample business opportunity.

The video is a compilation of Galveston County’s many attributes that might appeal to businesses looking for a new location in areas such as workforce, education, transportation, infrastructure and an abundance of shovel-ready sites.

Lemonade Day logoLemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. It began in Houston, Texas in 2007. Since then, it has grown from 2,700 kids to 120,000 kids in 31 cities across America and Canada in 2011 – including ours!

The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow.

Lemonade Day Galveston County is presented and organized by the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce. Galveston County youth of all ages, from pre-K through high school, can register to set up an official Lemonade Day stand. Don’t forget to “like” Lemonade Day Galveston County on Facebook here!

This year, the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce has partnered with MyBayArea Radio and MyBayArea.Community to help spread the word throughout all of Galveston County and beyond! We have scheduled additional kick-off events in League City and Texas City, and we hope to bring on additional locations very soon! See the Kick-Off Events here: League CityTexas City and Clear Lake Shores / Kemah!

Over the summer, 71 applications were submitted for Clean City Commission of La Marque's “Let’s Paint the Town” initiative, a home repair program that provides free paint and discounted painting supplies to La Marque homeowners. To date, homes on Bluebonnet Drive, Orange Street, South Crockett Drive, South Heights Drive and Westward Avenue have been painted with several others coming down the pike.

La Marque's landscape is changing thanks to programs like "Let's Paint the Town" and the City's ongoing blight reduction efforts. According to Joe Compian, Clean City Commission Chairman, this program encourages citizens to freshen up their homes, which stimulates neighbors to do the same.