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Partnership Statements on Texas Expanding Business Reopening Plans

9/17/20
HOUSTON (September 17, 2020) - The Greater Houston Partnership released these statements on behalf of its president and CEO, Bob Harvey, with regards to Governor Abbott's expansion of the state’s reopening plans. More details about the announcement and the modified metrics may be found here. Statements Attributable to Bob Harvey, president and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership  On Governor Abbott’s announcement We are pleased that Governor Abbott has signaled we are moving forward with reopening a greater portion of the Texas economy. Houstonians have done a great job working together – masking up and maintaining social distancing – to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. It is now critical that we get Houstonians back to work and restore our small businesses that have been so severely impacted.  However, as we continue to reopen, it is even more critical that we do so safely and sustainably.  On importance of maintaining practices to safely reopen the economy Houstonians have shown we can manage COVID-19 in our community by wearing masks, washing our hands and keeping our distance from others. As the economy continues to reopen, it is crucial that we continue these practices to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our families, our employees, and our community.  As we increase our activity, we cannot let our guard down. COVID-19 is still prevalent in greater Houston. We must be vigilant and continue practicing the same safety measures that helped us slow the spread of COVID-19 in recent weeks. If we all do our part, we can enjoy a better quality of life this fall.  ### Greater Houston Partnership The Greater Houston Partnership works to make Houston one of the best places to live, work and build a business. As the economic development organization for the Houston region, the Partnership champions growth across 12 counties by bringing together business and civic-minded leaders who are dedicated to the area’s long-term success. Representing 1,100 member organizations and approximately one-fifth of the region’s workforce, the Partnership is the place business leaders come together to make an impact. Learn more at Houston.org. CONTACT:     Vice President, Communications          (c) 504-450-3516 | amistretta@houston.org Maggie Martin  Senior Manager, Communications          mmartin@houston.org 
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Three Years After Harvey, a Look at Resiliency

9/16/20
Three years on and Texas is still working to recover from Hurricane Harvey. Harris County and the Texas General Land office host regular calls and issue ongoing reports to lay out the status of recovery and mitigation projects. As of early September, 50 housing assistance projects are still under review within Harris County, awaiting a potential $8.7 million in disbursements. As recently as the week of August 14, 2020, 18 checks were sent to homeowners in Harris County for Harvey damages. The General Land Office is now taking applications for $5 billion in flood mitigation project grants from federal funds issued after Harvey. A second round of applications will be due in 2021, nearly four years after the storm. The pace of progress on these projects is often frustrating, but understandable considering the government process. The multiple governmental layers [local, state and federal] and jurisdictions require studies, public hearings and comment periods to ensure opportunities for citizens to weigh in, application processes and reviews, rules to ensure program equity, oversight to ensure tax dollars are spent wisely, and more. All of that is in addition to the engineering studies and construction of the project, which can itself take years. Harris County is working with FEMA to develop new flood maps for the region by 2023, which could provide improved insights for flood mitigation projects.  The Partnership worked hard with officials at every level of government to help secure flood recovery and mitigation assistance. Although Hurricane Harvey may be three years past, flooding remains a long-term threat to the quality of life and economic vitality of the Houston region. The Houston region must stay focused on the addressing the issues that Hurricane Harvey exposed three years ago. 
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Join HYPE for Know Before You Go: Election Hot Topics with Lindsay Munoz, the Partnership's Vice President of Public Policy & Advocacy. We will discuss navigating the electoral system, what changes to expect with…

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