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18 Dec
2017 Partnership Impact Report

View the many achievements and milestones we achieved with our members in 2017.

1 Sep
Houston Region Disaster Recovery Resources

Click here for a list of recovery resources.

9 Dec
Partnership Forecasts 29,700 Jobs for Houston in 2017

Growth in non-energy and consumer-driven sectors to offset energy-related losses

8 Dec
The Partnership welcomes HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium as first royal visit to Partnership Tower

Delegates to discuss Houston-Belgium synergies in energy, life sciences and logistics

18 Nov
Mayor, Partnership Lead Houston Delegation to Mexico City to Boost Business, Cultural Ties

Targeted sectors include energy, health care, sports and tourism

19 Aug
Houston is a Top Ten Brand

Resonance's Place Equity Index is a measure developed to quantify and benchmark the relative quality of place, reputation and competitive identity of one city to another by analyzing and comparing six factors for principal U.S. cities within metropolitan populations of 500,000 or greater and U.S. cities with an individual population of 250,000 or more.

16 Aug
Transportation Council Features City of Houston Deputy Director of Public Works and Engineering

During his presentation, Jeffrey Weatherford, deputy director of public works and engineering for the City of Houston, discussed intelligent transportation systems (ITS) within the City of Houston.

23 Jul
Amazon announces plans to open new Houston-area fulfillment center, creating 1,000 jobs

Amazon has announced plans to open its seventh Texas fulfillment center in the Houston region. The company currently employs more than 10,000 full-time hourly associates at its five operating Texas fulfillment centers.

23 Jul
Economic Development Council Features Panel of Economic Development Experts from Around the Region

The Partnership held its Economic Development Council on July 12 featuring a panel discussion of area economic development experts including Chad Burke, President and CEO of the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, John Isom, Director of City of Waller Economic Development Corporation, Randall Malick, Economic Development Director for the City of Rosenberg, and Gwen Tillotson, Deputy Director of Economic Development for the City of Houston.

23 Jul
Quality of Life Council Learns About 365 Things To Do In Houston

The Partnership welcomed Chip Rankin, President at Placemaker Media, Publisher at 365 Things to Do in Houston, as the speaker for the Quality of Life Council on July 19.

11 Jul
Houston Health Care Council Features Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Chief Operating Officer

The Partnership's Health Care Council hosted Phil Ritter, Chief Operating Officer of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute for Texas as a guest speaker on Tuesday, June 28.

31 May
International Trade Council discusses commercial diplomacy and the ITA's Advocacy Center

Richard Ryan, Director, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, Houston Office, presented on commercial diplomacy and the International Trade Administration's Advocacy Center.

19 May
Rice University Professor Mark Jones Provides Insight into 2016 Election at May 17 Politics Council

With Texas playing a large role in national politics, as well as at the state and local levels, Jones detailed major contests in this year’s local, state and national elections and their implications for the next Texas Legislature and U.S. Congress.

26 Apr
Arts and Culture Council hosts Asia Society Texas Center to discuss their current visual art exhibitions

On April 26, the Partnership hosted the Arts and Culture Council featuring guest speaker Bridget Bray, Nancy C. Allen Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Asia Society Texas Center. She provided an overview of Asia Society’s visual arts exhibitions.

14 Apr
Houston Education Council Features Early Education Advocate, Dr. Bob Sanborn

Dr. Bob Sanborn presented the current landscape of education and other issues concerning Houston and Texas children.

5 Apr
Houston Health Care Council Features Dr. Jennifer Herricks

Dr. Herricks' presentation focused on bringing awareness to all neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that affect the greater Houston region apart from the Zika virus, which has received much media attention lately.

1 Apr
Houston Quality of Life Council Features Hospitality Industry Leader

Michelle Smith, president and founder of the Hotel Concierge Association of Houston, discussed the opportunity to showcase Houston's ability to host large entertainment events such as the NCAA Final Four tournament and 2017 Super Bowl.

10 Mar
Politics Council Delves into Texas Primary Results

Brandon Rottinghaus, associate professor of political science at the University of Houston, discussed the Super Tuesday primary election results from March 1, 2016 and what they will mean to the next Texas state legislative session, session of Congress and to the 2016 general election.

04 Mar
International Trade Council Features U.S. Department of Commerce Under Secretary for Industry and Security

Mr. Hirschhorn presented on service and trade compliance rules, specifically as they relate to sales and compliance departments within companies that export goods and services.

03 Mar
Houston Energy Council Features Chief Technologist and Data Scientist

Mr. Perez's presentation was about creating analytical models for data mining and refinement to give insights on various oil and gas challenges.

18 Feb
Houston Economy Council Features Senior Energy Economist

The Partnership's Houston Economy Council met February 16 and featured speaker Gürcan Gülen, a senior energy economist at the Center for Energy Economics, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin.

10 Feb
First 2016 Arts and Culture Council Features the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art

We welcomed Jonathan Beitler, marketing and public relations consultant for the Center, and Michael Moore, board member of the Center, as the council speakers. They provided an overview of the organization's various sites and programs, including the Orange Show Monument, Smither Park, the Beer Can House, the Houston Art Car Parade, the Orange Show Art Bus, and their Eye Opener Tours and Art Experiences.

21 Dec
President Signs Bill Containing Provision to Repeal the Crude Oil Export Ban on Dec. 18

The Regional Impact of Lifting Crude Oil Export Ban

17 Dec
Energy Council Hosts Discussion of Opportunities with $50 Oil

Carl W. Neuhaus, Managing Director of DI Services at Drillinginfo, Inc., shared information on how there may be opportunities in exploration and production, even with oil below $50 per barrel.

04 Dec
What’s in Store for the 2016 Houston Economy? The Greater Houston Partnership has the Forecast

The Partnership is releasing its 2016 employment forecast at the annual Houston Region Economic Outlook event on Monday, Dec. 7.

17 Nov
Transportation Council hosts discussion on innovative mobile app RideScout and Austin-based think tank Glasshouse Policy

The Partnership held its Transportation Council on November 17 in the Partnership board room. Council Host Taylor Landin, Partnership Vice President of Public Policy, welcomed the Council speakers.

05 Nov
Politics Council Unpacks Election Day Results

Mustafa Tameez, Founder and Managing Director of Outreach Strategists, provided an analysis of the previous day's local elections in Houston.

30 Oct
International Trade Council discusses the Trans Pacific Partnership and IC-DISC tax incentive program

The Partnership welcomed Council speakers Sergio Gómez Lora, Director General, IQOM and Dave Spray, Founder & CEO, Export Advisors, Inc.

23 Oct
Healthcare Council discusses cross-industry collaboration with Pumps & Pipes

Mark Sangster, Associate Director of Pumps & Pipes, described how his organization aims to establish unique and innovative cross-industry collaborations between the energy, healthcare, and aerospace industries as well as educational institutions.

12 Oct
Education Council hosts Junior Achievement on Preparing Students for Work and Life

The Partnership held its Education Council on Oct. 6. Education Policy Manager Jesse Ayala welcomed Council speaker Jennifer Anderson, Executive Vice President, at Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas.

25 Sept
Economic Development Council discusses exciting developments with Texas Medical Center

Shawn Cloonan, Senior Vice President and General Counsel with TMC, gave details on the various real estate expansions happening at the Medical Center.

09 Sept
Partnership Releases New Municipal Finance Report

Must-read white paper detailing the City’s strong revenue picture including property tax trends.

02 Sept
The Partnerships hosts U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for the annual State of the Senate address

The Partnership's State of the Senate is an annual event featuring one of Texas' U.S. Senators, appearing on a rotating basis.

28 Aug
Quality of Life Council talks cultural preservation with Houstorian advocacy group

James Glassman, Founder of Houstorian, discussed Houstorian’s mission to tell the story of Houston, preserve its cultural and architectural history, and support the landmarks that make Houston fun and unique.

21 Aug
His Excellency Pisan Manawapat, Royal Thai Ambassador to the United States, speaks at International Trade Council

Ambassador Pisan discussed Thailand's key attributes including its reliability, business friendliness, and progressive political reforms.

21 Aug
Politics Council hosts Bob Stein of Rice University to discuss Houston voter participation and polling analysis

Stein presented on voter participation in the City of Houston and his polling analysis on 2015 Houston municipal election.

21 Aug
The Honorable Kelly Ralston, Consul General of Australia in Houston, speaks at the Partnership's Coffee with the Consuls series

She discussed the objectives of the Australian Trade Commission, Austrade, and Australia's growing relationship with Houston.

06 Aug
Houston Economy Council hosts discussion on current climate for oil and gas activity

Harold Hunt, Research Economist for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, outlined the oil and gas industry's current landscape and how Houston is affected in his presentation, titled "What's Happening With Oil and Gas Activity."

31 July
Healthcare Council Features Project ETHAN (Emergency TeleHealth and Navigation)

Dr. Michael G. Gonzalez discussed Project ETHAN (Emergency TeleHealth and Navigation), a partnership between the Houston Fire Department and fourteen community organizations to ensure patients who call 911 get appropriate care while ensuring the safety of the community.

28 July
Partnership releases quarterly Here is Houston relocation guide

The guide features the latest information on dining and entertainment, educational opportunities and housing options in the City With No Limits.

25 July
Education Council discusses link between workforce development and education, highlights UpSkill Houston initiative

Peter Beard, Partnership Senior Vice President of Workforce Development, presented on the Partnership's UpSkill Houston initiative.

17 July
Energy Council hosts overview of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and regulatory requirements

Mark J. Thurber, Partner at Andrews Kurth, provided a broad overview of the process for LNG facilities including structure, financing and regulatory requirements.

17 July
Partnership releases mid-year impact report

The Partnership has produced a mid-year impact report to highlight its achievements, and inform members on progress to-date.

16 July
Economic Development Council hosts panel discussion on the 84th Legislative Session, focuses on economic development incentives

The discussion featured an update on Houston’s economy and a recap of the Partnership's top priorities during the 84th Legislative Session.

06 July
Arts and Culture Council hosts panel discussion on performing arts in Houston

The discussion focused on big renovations at Alley Theater, education and international partnerships with the Houston Symphony, and making the Houston Grand Opera more relevant and accessible, especially to younger generations.

06 July
Partnership hosts BP Economist Mark Finley for Thought Leader Series: BP's Statistical Review of World Energy

Finley discussed the findings of BP's Statistical Review of World Energy report, which provides objective global data on energy markets.

06 July
Partnership and Asia Society welcome Madame Liu Yandong, Vice Premier of China to Houston

The Greater Houston Partnership, along with Asia Society Texas Center, welcomed Chinese Vice Premier Madame Liu Yandong to Houston during a reception in her honor

22 June
Korea-U.S. Business Forum aims to strengthen ties between Houston and South Korea

The Greater Houston Partnership and the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) welcomed Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Sang-jick Yoon for the Korea-U.S. Business Forum.

11 June
Politics Council holds panel discussion on outcome of 84th Legislative session, Partnership Legislative priorities

The discussion focused on the Partnership's top three legislative priorities during the recently completed Texas Legislative Session: pre-K investment, economic development incentives and transportation funding.

05 June
Partnership announces theme for 2015 Soirée: Treasure Houston, illuminating our hidden gems

The Greater Houston Partnership kicked off the official count down for the 2015 Soirée with a launch party on June 2 at Hotel ZaZa.

04 June
International Trade Council highlights Export-Import Bank’s services and impact on Houston

The Partnership welcomed Council Speakers Paula Swain, Managing Director, Structured & Project Finance, Export-Import Bank of the United States and Darcie Durham, Director State and Local Government Operations at Boeing.

29 May
Partnership hosts inaugural State of Houston's Global Economy event, releases Global Houston report

The event and accompanying Global Houston report focused on Houston's position in the global economy.

26 May
Argentine Ambassador visits the Partnership to discuss opportunities for investment and trade

The meeting focused on the continued development of Argentina's energy sector and the opportunities for Houston-based companies.

22 May
Houston Economy Council hosts Kiley Advisors for a 2015 Real Estate Market Forecast

Council Speakers Patrick J. Kiley, Founding Principal, and Candace Hernandez, Principal, both with Kiley Advisors, presented a 2015 Market Forecast for the Houston region highlighting commercial and residential real estate.

21 May
Partnership hosts Rise to the Top event focusing on women in business

The program featured a panel of executives with insights into how women can be successful in the workplace in all phases of their careers.

19 May
The Partnership is named a Top U.S. Economic Development Group by Site Selection magazine for the eighth consecutive year

Site Selection referenced three 2014 Partnership projects: Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Sutherland Global Services and Nalco Champion.

13 May
The Partnership hosts quarterly Healthcare Council, features the work of Enroll Gulf Coast

Donna Atkinson-Travis, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Human Services, Houston Department of Health and Human Services, discussed the Enroll Gulf Coast collaborative efforts to enroll uninsured residents of greater Harris County in health insurance.

8 May
Education Council focuses on career and technical education in HISD

The Partnership welcomed Council speakers Adam Stephens, Assistant Superintendent of Linked Learning, and Michael Webster, Assistant Superintendent of Career Readiness, both with the Houston Independent School District.

8 May
Medical World Americas conference comes to Houston

More than 2,319 healthcare professionals convened at the George R. Brown Convention Center for the Medical World Americas (MWA) conference from April 27-29.

1 May
Accenture presents at first Partnership Energy Council of 2015

Council speakers James Bogues and Ben Carey, both Managing Directors at Accenture, discussed 10 strategic actions for US exploration and production energy companies.

29 Apr
City, Partnership Lead Business Delegation to India

The Partnership led a successful trade and investment mission alongside Mayor Annise Parker to New Delhi and Mumbai, India.

24 Apr
Partnership hosts panel of experts for first Economic Development Council of 2015

Council Host Dawn Landry, Vice President of Business Acquisition for the Houston office of Balfour Beatty Construction, moderated a diverse panel of economic development experts who discussed the latest trends in Houston.

21 Apr
Partnership hosts Mayor Annise Parker for final State of the City address

After six years of leading the City of Houston, Mayor Parker outlined her plans for the remainder of her term and reflected on her time at City Hall.

17 Apr
Partnership hosts first Arts and Culture Council, focuses on ways to get involved with Houston's arts community

Council speaker Carolyn Hays, Manager, Arts & Business Council of Greater Houston, Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), discussed how HAA impacts the community.

17 Apr
Consul General of Germany talks Trans-Atlantic Trade Partnership at Coffee with the Consuls Event

The Honorable Ricarda Redeker, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, discussed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and how it impacts Houston's trade relationship with Germany.

10 Apr
Partnership hosts first Transportation Council of 2015, provides an update on transportation funding in the legislature

Council speaker Scott Haywood, President of Move Texas Forward, discussed the transportation and mobility challenges facing Texas and provided an overview of the steps already taken by the Texas Legislature this session.

9 Apr
April's issue of Houston: The Economy at a Glance focuses on population growth, the region's airports and an update on energy

Houston: The Economy at a Glance, highlights newly released Census figures for Houston's population, recent employment trends, the Houston Airport System's growth in international service and an energy industry update.

6 Apr
Partnership hosts State of Charter Schools for a discussion on innovative programs and partnerships

The event focused on community partnerships and educational programs of leading area charter schools.

2 Apr
Houston Super Bowl Host Committee shares what to expect in 2017 at Quality of Life Council

Sharon Adams, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs for the 2017 Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, served as the Council speaker.

27 Mar
Partnership hosts first Education Council of 2015, discusses Early Matters coalition and the current legislative session

Early Matters is a broad-based coalition whose primary goal is to ensure that children are able to read at, or above grade level by the end of third grade.

24 Mar
Mario Diaz, City of Houston Aviation Director, delivers State of Airports address before the Partnership

Diaz discussed the future of air transportation in Houston and long-term planning for the airport system.

20 Mar
Membership Renewal Deadline March 31

Though membership renewal season winds down March 31, it's not too late to join the Partnership for another year of making Houston greater.

19 Mar
The Partnership welcomes Horacio Licon as Vice President of International Investment and Trade

After a comprehensive search process, the Greater Houston Partnership is pleased to welcome Horacio Licon as Vice President of International Investment and Trade.

13 Mar
HYPE launches new Trending Topics Series, focuses on Houston's image and attracting talent to the region

Cari Broderson, Partnership Vice President of Economic Development Marketing, presented on the Houston: The City with No Limits campaign and accompanying talent attraction effort.

12 Mar
The Partnership holds first International Trade Council for 2015

Carlos Cantu, Supplier Development General Manager, PEMEX Procurement International (PPI), discussed challenges and prospects in procurement for PPI.

12 Mar
Houston: The City With No Limits Press Tour highlights the region's vibrant culture and quality of life

The Greater Houston Partnership held its first Houston: The City With No Limits Press Tour from February 25 to 27; taking five lifestyle journalists all across the Houston region.

5 Mar
The Partnership hosts first Houston Economy Council of 2015

Jesse Thompson, Business Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch, provided an overview of the Houston economy and discussed the factors impacting Houston's future growth.

27 Feb
Governor Abbott Delivers State of the State Addresses before the Partnership, Outlines Session Priorities

Governor Abbott shared his vision and plans for the state of Texas and outlined his priorities for the current state legislative session, including five emergency items.

27 Feb
The Partnership hosts first Healthcare Council of 2015

The first Healthcare Council of the year focused on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on businesses in 2015.

19 Feb
The Partnerships hosts Harris County Judge Ed Emmett for the annual State of the County address

Entering his third term, Judge Emmett outlined his vision for leading a growing urban county.

17 Feb
The Partnership hosts annual Greater Houston Day reception in Austin

The event was an opportunity to convene our elected leaders and prepare for regional cooperation.

13 Feb
Houston Mayor: Economy has slowed, not tanked.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker discusses the ups and downs of oil and the impact on the city of Houston with CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

30 Jan
Greater Houston Partnership helps region land Daikin manufacturing project

The new campus will be built in northwest Harris County and home to about 4,000 people. It is projected to be up and running in mid-2016.

1 Dec
"Houston will play a role in the UAE delegations economic infrastructure."

"We are the engineering capital of the world, and this is where we add value. We are also the hub of big construction companies." __FreightWeek

6 Oct

GHP Hosts Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, at Inaugural State of Energy Event.

Click here to listen to the audio from the event and click here to view event photos.

14 Aug
Houston Home Sales set a Dollar Volume Record

Houston now has 3.0 months of inventory, up from 2.6 months earlier this year. Since their low point in February, new listings have risen by 2,082 units.

4 Aug
10 Reasons Houston Attracts New Residents by David Leebron

David Leebron discusses why our city "surprises and enchants so many."

29 July
Houston Ranks Top 20 in Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers

Houston has ranked again as one of the best places for business and careers. Forbes rated 200 metro areas in the United States, giving Houston the #15 spot. Forbes used factors such as jobs, costs (business and living), income growth, quality of life and education of the labor force to determine which cities made the cut. With approximately 6.3 million people, the nation's fourth biggest economy and GDP growth of 5.3% (based on most recent estimates available from the Bureau of Economic Analysis), Houston continues to prove its economic clout.

To read the full article and see all the top cities, click here.

9 July
Houston-area home sales increase 9.5% in 12 months ending June '14

"June's positive sales performance is a testament to the strength of the Houston housing market," said HAR Chair Chaille Ralph with Heritage Texas Properties.

8 July
July Houston Economy at a Glance

This snapshot of Houston's economy covers key employment and industry data through July of 2014.

2 July
$11.4 billion in construction contracts awarded January through May '14

In comparison, $5.0 billion in contracts was awarded January through May last year.

26 June
June Houston Economy at a Glance

This snapshot of Houston's economy covers key employment and export data through June of 2014.

16 May
Houston Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.6 Percent

The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metro Area created 85,800 jobs in the 12 months ending April '14.

15 May

This report compares local and national inflation trends.

14 May
Houston Home Sales Update

Houston-area realtors sold 6,438 single-family homes in April, only a slight increase of 0.3 percent from the 6,419 sold in April '13.

13 May
Houston's Next Boom: Exporting Innovation

The Greater Houston Partnership was commissioned by HSBC to create "Houston's Next Boom: Exporting Innovation," a report discussing the role of global trade in Houston's economy.

12 May
Houston Purchasing Managers Index Scores 59.2

The reading above 50 indicates likely growth in production over the next three to four months.

24 Apr
Construction Permitting in the City of Houston Hits a Record in March

The running 12-month total topped $6.3 billion, the highest value in Partnership records dating back to January '02.

18 Apr
Employment Update

The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metro Area created 80,100 jobs in the 12 months ending March '14.

16 Apr
Record-Breaking Month for Houston Vehicle Sales

Houston-area auto dealers experienced a record-breaking month in March, selling 37,773 cars, trucks and SUVs.

16 Apr
Inflation Update

This report compares nationwide inflation to local inflation through March 2014.

10 Apr
Purchasing Managers Index

The Houston Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a short-term leading indicator for regional production, registered 57.1 in March, down from 58.7 in February.

9 Apr
Houston Multiple Listing Service

March marked the 34th consecutive month of an over-the-year increase in Houston-area single family home sales.

28 Mar
Houston Employment

The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metro Area created 77,000 jobs in the 12 months ending February '14.

25 Mar
Economic Indicator – Houston Building Contracts

McGraw-Hill reports that $12 billion in construction contracts were awarded in the metro area during the 12 months ending February '14, an 8.1 percent increase from the same period last year.

20 Mar
City of Houston Building Permits

City of Houston building permits totaled $6.2 billion during the 12 months ending February '14, a 19.1 percent increase from the same period a year ago.

18 Mar
Houston Multiple Listing Service

Houston-area single-family home sales increased for the 33rd consecutive month, reaching 4,765 homes in February '14.

18 Mar
Houston Inflation Update

This report compares nationwide inflation rates to local data through February 2014.

14 Mar
Houston Vehicle Sales Update

February sales were 23.8 percent higher than the 26,635 sold in February '13 and the highest February sales since '00.

12 Mar
Aguirre, Harvey: Houston can help Mexico enact true energy reform

Houston-based expertise positioned to help tap potential.

11 Mar
Houston Purchasing Managers Index

The Houston PMI registered 58.7 in February, up from 57.1 in January, indicating likely growth in production over the next three to four months.

07 Mar
GHP Accurately Predicts Jobs Forecast for 2013

Every major sector except finance recorded employment gains in '13.

24 Feb
Houston Building Permits

City of Houston building permits reached an all-time high in January.

21 Feb
Houston Vehicles Sales

Houston-area auto dealers sold 24,991 cars, trucks and SUVs in January '14.

20 Feb
Inflation Report

This report compares nationwide inflation with what we are experiencing in Houston.

06 Feb
Greater Houston Partnership Outlines Key Priorities at 2014 Annual Meeting

The Greater Houston Partnership hosted the organization's 2014 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 5.

03 Feb
New Building Contracts

McGraw-Hill reports that $11.708 billion in construction contracts were awarded in the metro area in '13, a 4.1 percent increase from the $11.243 billion awarded in '12.


Press Releases

Partnership Launches New Event to Encourage Greater Diversity and Inclusion in Regional Workforce
4 Sep

Houston NEXT will be springboard to new talent program launching in 2019

Houston #2 in Nation for Corporate Growth
5 March

Area is dominant region in the No. 1 state for corporate growth

New organization to drive Houston's innovation economy
24 October

Launches venture capital fund-of-funds to accelerate start-up growth

Houston Launches its First Venture Capital Fund of Funds
24 October

HX Venture Fund will target investments from business community, promote strong collaboration among corporations, startups and innovators

Center for Houston’s Future Announces New President and CEO
1 Aug

Local future-focused non-profit welcomes Brett Perlman to leadership role

More than fifty top Houston business leaders voice opposition to 'bathroom bill'
31 July

Greater Houston Partnership, executives say bill will harm Texas's reputation and impact economic growth

Mayor Turner, Partnership lead trade mission to the U.K. and Germany to grow business, cultural ties
7 Jul

Industries of focus include energy, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics

Houston leaders launch strategy office to bolster region's innovation economy
15 May

Aims to accelerate innovation-based entrepreneurship through a more integrated startup ecosystem

HISD voters pass Proposition 1 85%-15%
9 May

Business community looks ahead to long-term school finance reform

Local business coalition unites to support HISD Proposition 1
24 Apr

Business community wants to continue funding local schools and future leaders directly

Greater Houston Partnership opens new space in Partnership Tower, Houston’s new “Front Door”
17 Oct

Amazing new office will accelerate organization’s impact

Amazon Has Lift-Off on New Fulfillment Center
22 Jul

Amazon's seventh Texas facility will create more than 1,000 new full-time jobs

Houston Metro Export Plan Aims to Spur Economic Growth
06 Apr

Plan to Increase Number of Local Firms that Export, Creating Jobs

Partnership Office Build-Out Will Demonstrate Commitment to Sustainable Workforce
03 Mar

Project will be a Construction Career Collaborative Certified Project

Houston Region Named #2 Metro in Nation for New and Expanded Corporate Facilities
01 Mar

Site Selection magazine has recognized the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area (Houston MSA) as one of the top metros in the nation for new and expanded corporate facilities.

The Partnership Forecasts Houston will Create 21,900 Jobs in 2016
07 Dec

Growth expected in non-energy and consumer-driven sectors offsetting losses in sectors closely tied to energy

Partnership Announces Careers With No Limits Jobs Site for Professionals
12 Nov

Innovative social media site next step in greater Houston talent attraction plan

Partnership, Mayor Parker to lead mission to Mexico focused on energy, education, tourism and healthcare innovation
28 Sept

The mission will be focused on promoting Houston's advantages for Mexican investment and trade and enhancing key government and business relationships between the Houston region and Mexico.

Greater Houston Partnership Reiterates Support for Houston Equal Rights Ordinance
05 Aug

The Greater Houston Partnership announced today that the organization remains committed to the City of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance as approved by the Houston City Council in May 2014.

Early Matters Coalition Announces Executive Director
05 Aug

Early childhood education initiative welcomes Veronica Chapa to leadership role.

Partnership wins Texas Public Information Act case
06 July

Texas Supreme Court ruling declares Partnership records are not subject to public disclosure under the TPIA.

Partnership, Mayor to Lead Houston Delegation to India Mission to Explore Trade, Cultural Ties
14 Apr

The Greater Houston Partnership and Mayor Annise Parker will lead a delegation of top business representatives and elected officials from April 20 to April 25 to discuss commerce and investment opportunities.

EnergizeHouston and UpSkill Houston Join Forces
6 Mar

Innovative petrochemical initiative becomes first pillar in comprehensive workforce development effort.

Greater Houston region named #2 metro for corporate relocations and expansions
2 Mar

Site Selection magazine has recognized the Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area (Houston MSA) as one of the top metros in the nation for corporate relocations and expansions.

Houston Joins World Renowned Global Cities Initiative Exchange
16 Jan

Network to enhance region's foreign direct investment, global competitiveness.

Gina Luna Assumes Role as Chair of Greater Houston Partnership at Annual Meeting
15 Jan

Partnership Leaders Discuss 2015 Priorities and Unveil New Logo.

Greater Houston Partnership Forecasts The Houston Region Will Create 62,900 Jobs In 2015
11 Dec

The Greater Houston Partnership released its annual Houston Employment Forecast at the Houston Region Economic Outlook event on December 11, 2014. The Partnership expects metro Houston to gain 62,900 jobs in 2015.

We Did It! Houston Hits 600,000 New Jobs Milestone
17 Oct

GHP's Opportunity Houston campaign surpasses key employment goal

Greater Houston Partnership Signs Agreement with Korean Trade Group
30 Sep

The agreement was signed by GHP President Bob Harvey and KITA Chairman Han Ducksoo in Seoul, South Korea, the first stop of a week-long investment and trade mission led by Mayor Annise Parker and GHP.

Early Matters Coalition Announces Ten-Year Vision
25 Aug

Early Matters features collaboration of business, education, philanthropic and social service organizations.

Greater Houston Partnership Launches Major Workforce Development Program
23 Jun

UpSkill Houston to address dramatic and growing need for skilled workers.

Houston: The City With No Limits campaign launches
3 Jun

GHP-led effort highlights quality of life, limitless opportunities found in region.

Leading National Translation Company Opens Houston Office
18 Mar

CyraCom Expected to Create 425 Full-Time Positions Locally

Houston, Texas Delegation Talks Energy in Mexico
12 Feb

The Greater Houston Partnership led a delegation of top U.S. business leaders to Mexico City on Tuesday to discuss commerce and investment opportunities.

Greater Houston Partnership, Mayor Annise Parker Lead Houston Delegation on South African Mission
30 Jan

Discussions will focus on how to increase trade and investment between the Houston region and South African cities including Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Bob Pertierra has joined GHP as Senior Vice President and Chief Economic Development Officer
30 Jan

GHP announced today that Bob Pertierra has joined the organization as Senior Vice President and Chief Economic Development Officer.

Greater Houston Partnership Forecasts 69,800 New Jobs in 2014
03 Dec

GHP hosted its annual Houston Region Economic Outlook where it released its 2014 employment forecast.

GHP Moving Forward-A Message from the President
02 Dec

Join GHP as we make Houston the best place to live, work and build a business.

Houston Hosts Smart City Tech Conference
20 Nov

Greater Houston Partnership, the City of Houston and TechStreet Houston team up to host inaugural technology conference.

Greater Houston Partnership Hosts State of Cybersecurity Panel and Luncheon
01 Nov

The event was designed to provide businesses of all sizes with insights into general cybersecurity strategies along with sector-specific tactics.

Greater Houston Partnership Hosts Annual State of Metro Luncheon
22 Oct

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) Chairman Gilbert Garcia and Interim President and CEO, Tom Lambert, delivered the keynote addresses at the Greater Houston Partnership's annual State of METRO luncheon on Tuesday, October 22.

Greater Houston Partnership Hosts Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus at State of Water Event
02 Oct

Speaker Straus discussed the importance of voter approval of Proposition 6 which provides a one-time transfer of funds into an account that will help support critical water projects for the next 50 years without increasing taxes.

International Group Recognizes GHP for Excellence in Economic Development
10 Sep

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announces that GHP has once again been recognized as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO).

Jeffrey Blair Employee Announcement
29 Jul

Greater Houston Partnership announced today that Jeffrey Blair has joined the organization as the new Director, Europe and Middle East.

GHP Receives $3 Million Grant from GE
15 Jul

GHP Receives $3 Million Grant To Boost Opportunity Houston Campaign Investment To Help Create Jobs, Attract Talent To Houston...more...

GHP Lauds Chevron's Downtown Expansion Plans
03 Jul

"The Greater Houston Partnership applauds Chevron's decision to expand and create jobs in the heart of Downtown Houston," said GHP President and CEO Bob Harvey. "There is no question that Houston is the 'Energy Capital of the World' and Chevron's announcement underscores this fact...more...

Greater Houston Region Named #1 Metro By Site Selection Magazine For Second Year In A Row
04 Mar

HOUSTON – For the second consecutive year, Site Selection magazine has named the Houston - Baytown - Sugar L and Metropolitan Statistical A rea (Houston MSA) as the 2012 "Top Metro" in the nation for corporate re locations and expansions...

GHP Lauds Non-Stop Service To Beijing
15 Jan

HOUSTON – The Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) is pleased to join with the City of Houston and the Houston Airport System (HAS) in welcoming new , non - stop passenger flight service from Beijing to Houston...


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