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  • Participate in quarterly, regional or neighborhood events and tours to economic centers

  • Connect with fellow business leaders with a focus on regional or neighborhood-based businesses

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The Regions & Neighborhoods program aims to bring the Partnership directly to our members and the business community throughout Greater Houston. The program is gearing up in 2019. 
In summer 2019, the Regions and Neighborhoods program visited the Clear Lake area and NASA Johnson Space Center to gain an understanding of the economy in that part of the region.

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Membership

New Partnership Members in November

12/5/22
The Greater Houston Partnership welcomed 11 new member companies in the month of November. The Partnership works to connect companies with resources, information and networking opportunities to help increase business while also providing a platform to influence the direction of the region. New members joining in the month of November include: Alitek Solutions: Their solutions improve business processes, increase efficiency and reduce risk through better management of information. Website. Capstan Tax: Capstan Tax Strategies delivers engineering-driven specialty tax solutions that maximize the valuable tax benefits of real estate holdings. By complementing and collaborating with accounting firms, they arm commercial real estate owners, executives, and tenants with the data and analysis required to accelerate depreciation, maximize deductions, and capture tax credits. Website. GHD: GHD is a global network of multi-disciplinary professionals providing clients with integrated solutions through engineering, environmental, design and construction expertise. Their future-focused, innovative approaches connect and support communities around the world, building resiliency and sustainability for generations to come. Website. Kanin Energy: Kanin Energy is an innovative development company that focuses on third-party financed industrial emissions projects. Website. Maxim At Home: Maxim at Home works to redefine independence and empower communities through awareness and compassionate support. Their movement strives to break the stigma of receiving help at home and fight social isolation. Website. NEWMARK: NEWMARK is a world leader in commercial real estate, seamlessly powering every phase of the property life cycle. Website. Perficient: Perficient helps their customers imagine, create, engineer and run digital solutions that transform how they connect with their customers and grow their business. Website. Rocky Lai & Associates: Rocky Lai & Associates is a boutique real estate investment firm that specializes in the acquisition, development, management, and financing of real estate projects. Website. San Fermin Paellas & Churrascos Catering Services: San Fermin Paellas & Churrascos Catering Services works to make their customers' events successful by bringing the best quality food and service. Website. Sesh Coworking: Sesh Coworking provides women and genderqueer people with a workspace that nurtures personal and professional growth, supports their natural lifestyle and working habits, and fosters community through collaboration, learning, and advocacy. Website. Whitley Penn: Whitley Penn takes a holistic approach to hiring, with a focus on talent and integrity. Beyond traditional tax, audit, consulting and litigation work, their team specializes in many different service areas including business valuation, wealth management, strategic consulting, financial and retirement planning, transaction advisory, and risk advisory. Website. Click here to see the Partnership's Membership Directory. To learn more about membership with the Greater Houston Partnership click here, or contact membership@houston.org.
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Economic Development

Potential Development Could Spur More Economic Activity in The Woodlands

11/18/22
Two new hotels and more shopping could be headed to The Woodlands as the area continues to see growth.  The Woodlands Mall wants to expand with a minimum of 80,000 square feet of new retail space in an open-air, mixed-use commercial area that would also include a full-service hotel with at least 200 rooms, a select-service hotel with at least 125 rooms and a multi-level parking garage. The mixed-use project would be located south of Macy’s near the movie theater and be developed in two phases. The total area encompasses 15 acres. Concept renderings of The Woodlands Mall expansion (Courtesy: The Woodlands Township)   The Woodlands Township recently entered into an economic development agreement with The Woodlands Township Economic Development Zone and The Woodlands Mall Associates, LLC. The project would be in an economic development zone, which spurs economic growth and job creation.   According to documents from The Woodlands Township, depending on the scale of the project, it is estimated to generate anywhere from $180 to $275 million, based over a 30-year term. The range is based on whether the developer decides to build a smaller or larger parking garage. The township would receive more than 70% of the generated revenue and the mall would receive the remainder. The agreement also calls for the reimbursement of the parking garage costs up to $80 million. The developers have not announced when construction on the project would begin. The Woodlands Mall will decide if and when they will move forward with the plan. The Woodlands area has recently seen more economic development wins. Cellipont Bioservices recently broke ground on its new headquarters and manufacturing facility in the Research Forest area after announcing earlier this year it was moving from California to Texas. SI Group Inc. also announced earlier this year that it’s moving its global headquarters from New York State to the Hughes Landing complex. The Woodlands area has seen substantial population growth over the past decade. From 2011 to 2021, Montgomery County’s population grew more than 37% to 648,886 people.   Learn more about Montgomery County's rapid growth, business developments and future plans during the Partnership's Future of the Houston Region event on Dec. 13.
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“As a lifelong Houstonian, I am particularly pleased to be a part of the Partnership and the great work they do for economic growth and development in the City of Houston and surrounding communities.”


Charles McFarland
Attorney, McFarland PLLC

"Becoming a member of the Partnership was one of the best professional decisions I’ve made as a CEO. Even though I’m leading a nonprofit, the ability to cross-pollinate with organizations in various industries is extremely helpful. Interacting and benefiting from the thought leadership in the business community has shown me that they are really tackling the same issues we are facing."


Tracy Weeden, Ed.D.
President & CEO, Neuhaus Education Center

“Greater Houston Partnership, thank you for continuing to be a great resource for information. Very proud to be a member of this organization that so well represents Houston, it's businesses and people.”


Ed Parker
Business Development Manager, Industrial Tax Consulting

"With one of the largest databases of members, [the Partnership] is a wonderful networking resource for me."


Neal Talmadge
BizJournals

"The quality of the programs are top-notched, and because of that, the attendees are top-notched as well. Quality networking is great!"


Anthony Pabillano
PwC

"Businesses who want to get their name out and sales professionals who want to increase their sphere of influence won't find a better organization to connect than GHP."


Lisa Bogany
Workforce Solutions

"Houston has a huge amount of raw ingredients needed to launch a startup -- top tier universities, affordable cost of living, tremendous wealth, large corporations -- so the creation of a startup hub in Houston has just been about aligning all these elements under one roof that provides entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed."


Lawson Gow
Founder & CEO, The Cannon
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  • Participate in quarterly, regional or neighborhood events and tours to economic centers
     
  • Connect with fellow business leaders with a focus on regional or neighborhood-based businesses
     
  • Resources, knowledge, and contacts to develop your regional or neighborhood business 
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