Industrial Gateway

Promoting the Diverse Interests of Brazoria County
Brazoria County is “Where Texas Began.” The county still leads the way, with a robust economy driven by medical, biotech and manufacturing industries, major petrochemical plants that ship products around the world, and significant agricultural industry. Ranked the 14th best county in Texas to live in, Brazoria County is home to well over 370,000 residents and is the 8th most diverse county in Texas.
Capital Investment
$30+ B
Invested In New Petrochemical Plants
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Quality of Life

With over 23 miles of beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, dining at some of the best restaurants in Texas, shopping, entertainment, recreation and tons to do outside - it's all here in Brazoria County.

Industry & Business

Brazoria County is home to many major industrial businesses. Over $30 Billion has been invested here by the petrochemical industry and the county is home to one of the largest petrochemical complexes in the world. With a major port on the Gulf of Mexico, products and commodities can be shipping all over the world.

Brazoria County News & Updates
September 26th, 2023
Texas Employment Reached Historic Highs in August

“Our world-class Texas workforce has grown by more than 400,000 jobs over the last year, thanks largely to the energizing job creation by our private-sector employers,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson. “This continued growth highlights TWC’s unwavering commitment to fostering collaboration and building partnerships with Texas employers across the state.”

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September 20th, 2023

Vice Chairman and Finance Committee chair, Rob Giesecke, noted that “The total rate is now less than half of last year’s and represents the largest tax cut in Port Freeport history. Additionally, setting the M&O rate at zero means that voter approval would be required before any M&O tax could be resurrected.”

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June 1st, 2023

Berth 8 has a depth of 51 feet and will accommodate additional post-Panamax gantry cranes capable of serving the larger container vessels transiting the expanded Panama Canal. The 85-foot RORO platform at the end of Berth 8 will allow opportunities for further growth in the RORO segment and serve finished vehicles, high and heavy and breakbulk operations.

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April 28th, 2023
Five Phillips 66 refineries capture AFPM safety awards

The Sweeny Refinery on the Texas Gulf Coast captured AFPM’s Distinguished Safety Award – the industry’s top safety honor – for a second consecutive year. Bayway Refinery in New Jersey, Borger Refinery in West Texas and the San Francisco Refinery’s Santa Maria Plant notched Elite Gold awards, and Ponca City Refinery in Oklahoma took home Elite Silver honors.

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April 25th, 2023
Port Freeport and Dole Fresh Fruit celebrate 40 years of partnership

“Dole is very proud to be a long and productive member of the Freeport, Texas community,’’ said Nelson Montoya, President of Dole Fresh Fruit, North America.  “40 years here demonstrate our loyalty and commitment to the people of Texas, the port, the labor pool, and all our employees, vendors and customers that the port touches.”

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April 5th, 2023
Economic Development explained and how the public can help

Economic development is a process that seeks to improve the economic well-being and quality of life of a community through various means, such as increasing productivity, creating jobs, reducing poverty, and fostering technological innovation. It is a multidimensional concept that involves not only the growth of the economy but also improvements in social and environmental conditions.

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