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International Economic Development Committee

The International Investment and Trade Advisory Committee (IIT) is the primary business leadership committee that provides oversight, guidance and assistance for the Partnership’s international investment and trade initiatives. In conjunction with the Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee (REDAC), business leadership work collaboratively with Partnership staff as well as business experts in the working subcommittees of Headquarters, Life Science, Energy 2.0, Manufacturing and Logistics, Real Estate and Digital Tech Attraction to attract companies to Houston. In addition, IIT directly manages the Foreign Direct Investment and International Trade subcommittees of the Partnership. The committee’s overarching mission is to provide guidance and support for all Partnership international economic development efforts.

The committee is composed of senior business leaders throughout the greater Houston region who are appointed by the 2019 IIT Committee Chair, who is identified and approved by the 2019 Chair of the Greater Houston Partnership. The Committee members are comprised of decision makers within key companies located in the greater Houston area. Working closely with the Partnership economic development staff (both domestic and international), the Committee’s specific oversight of initiatives involve business intelligence; business recruitment, retention and expansion; the startup ecosystem as well as marketing and outreach on a global basis.

The Partnership's Priorities for the International Economic Development Committee

  • Provide guidance and support for all GHP international economic development efforts.

  • This committee assists with inbound and outbound trade and investment missions by providing expertise, guidance, and support to the international community.

  • Monitor strategies to increase trade and investment in the Houston region.

  • This committee oversees two Subcommittees that seek to improve international trade and investment. For detailed information on those subcommittees, click here.

Actively Involved

The International Trade and Investment Advisory Committee directly manages the Foreign Direct Investment and International Trade subcommittees of the Partnership.

The Foreign Direct Investment Subcommittee (FDI) is the primary business leadership committee that provides oversight, guidance and assistance for the Partnership’s foreign direct investment initiatives. Working closely with the economic development staff (both domestic and international), the Committee’s specific oversight of initiatives involve business intelligence; business recruitment, retention and expansion; the startup ecosystem as well as marketing and outreach on a global basis.

The International Trade Development Subcommittee is the primary business leadership committee that provides oversight, guidance and assistance for the Partnership’s international trade initiatives. Working closely with the economic development staff (both domestic and international), the Committee’s specific oversight of initiatives involve business intelligence; business recruitment, retention and expansion; the startup ecosystem as well as marketing and outreach on a global basis.

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