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Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee

The Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee is the primary business leadership committee that provides oversight, guidance and assistance for the Partnership’s regional economic development initiatives. In conjunction with the International Investment and Trade Advisory Committee, business leadership work collaboratively with 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. The committee’s overarching mission is to provide guidance and support for all Partnership economic development efforts.

The committee is composed of senior business leaders throughout the greater Houston region. The Committee members are decision makers within key companies located in the greater Houston area. Working closely with the GHP 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.

The Partnership's Priorities for the Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee

  • Maintain Houston’s leadership as the Global Energy Capital and Focus on Energy 2.0

  • Advance Houston’s innovation ecosystem strategy

  • Position Houston as a global leader and the Third Coast for Life Sciences

  • Position Houston as a top 5 headquarters market and America's HQ City

  • Continue to attract and grow advanced manufacturing and logistics companies

  • Affirm and advance Houston’s image as a great global city and the Gateway to the Americas

  • Sustain Houston’s status as a diverse and global innovation center for trade and investment

  • Incorporate diversity and inclusion throughout the economic development scope of work

  • This committee oversees six Subcommittees that undertake hands-on projects to strengthen the regional economy. For detailed information on those subcommittees, click here.

Actively Involved

The Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee includes a number of subcommittees tasked with the specific goals around key industries. These subcommittees include: Digital Tech Attraction, Energy 2.0, Headquarters, Manufacturing & Logistics, Real Estate and Life Sciences.

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