Mission Statement: To create a positive business environment, expand our economic development, support local businesses, while promoting community involvement for Hitchcock.

Services we offer:

Business Retention & Expansion

The City of Hitchcock has developed a program designed to gather information to better support our localbusinesses. With over 200 businesses in Hitchcock it is important to understand, support, and enhance the businesses in the city. The program has been developed to assist local businesses with growing their business, identifying possible local, regional, and State incentives, workforce training, and to solve immediate business concerns.

The BRE Program will include visiting and surveying local businesses to identify their current needs and issues along with future needs. The BRE Committee will be doing visits with local businesses to speak one on one with the leadership to assist in establishing future direction and programs for the Hitchcock IDC

The Hitchcock IDC will also host Benefits to Businesses Workshops throughout the year focused on local business needs that range from starting a business, marketing and sales forecasting, workforce development, and business expansion.


The Hitchcock IDC can assist with identifying potential funding sources for new and existing businesses. We can help businesses work with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for specialized funding or assist with qualifying State and Regional Incentives.

The Hitchcock community is also blessed with two amazing financial institutions: Texas First Bank and Prosperity Bank would both love the opportunity to discuss potential funding options for your business. We have provided their contact information below, but would also be more than happy to make introductions or schedule a meeting for you.

We work closely with Texas Workforce Solutions to assist with identifying on the job training programs, potential candidates for vacant positions and assistance with hiring vets. We can also assist with generating statistics on the number and type of employees available in our region. The HIDC works with our partner; College of the Mainland for job training assistance and utilization of the Skills Development Fund.

There are several State and Local incentives available to growing businesses. The HIDC will customize an incentive package for expanding and new businesses wanting to do business in Hitchcock.

The Galveston County Small Business Development Center (GC SBDC) provides business consulting and training to help entrepreneurs and small business owners at every stage of your business development. Our assistance is customized to your needs, whether you need help evaluating financing alternatives, developing a loan package, reviewing and updating your business plan, or improving productivity and profitability. We can also help you evaluate new market opportunities selling to federal, state and local governments or to customers outside the United States.

Visit us at our GC SBDC facility to meet with one of our expert consultants for a free, hands-on, one-on-one consulting session, or to attend one of our practical workshops led by experienced entrepreneurs to learn and expand your knowledge of critical business tools and technology skills. We'll also customize training just for you, to be held on site or at your location.

For answers to your everyday questions, visit our FAQs page.

The idea for a Texas statewide organization of professionals interested in economic development was first discussed at the Annual Southern Industrial Development Conference held in Little Rock, Arkansas in October 1960.

Approximately fifteen S.I.D.C. members from Texas attended the Little Rock Conference, including James Bradley, Ross Hammond, Rex Jennings, Bill Ludwig, Bill Shelton, Tom Finney, Roy Switzer, Randall Klein, Jim Eppright, Tom Perkins, Clarence Garrard, James Picone, Harry Clark, Raymond Hedges and others.