We depend on our members' expertise, commitment and hard work to help us move the needle in ways that make a significant impact on the region.
Expand personal and professional relationships, gain career-enhancing knowledge and develop your business with others who share common goals.
Councils and Business Resource Groups are designed for members looking to expand their personal and professional networks and gather information on trending regional topics.
The Partnership is the primary business advocate for the Houston region. The Public Policy Division works hand-in-hand with the Partnership policy committee members, board members, elected officials and outside organizations as a regional facilitator for issues affecting the business community.
As the largest economic development organization in the region, the Partnership is tasked with marketing the Houston area to relocating and expanding companies. 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. There are a number of targeted Committees under this Advisory 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. There are a number of targeted Committees under this Advisory Committee.
Access business skills and opportunities that will help brand and develop your regional and neighborhood business. This program is available exclusively to Partnership members located in our 11-county region, Districts, Wards, Main Street businesses and other unique economic zones and business centers.
Houston is the Energy Capital of the World, and this Council explores the region's largest industry. From upstream, midstream and downstream, along with all of the supporting industries that keep Houston flowing, this Council connects you with the leaders driving the latest news and projects in this critical sector.
Knowledge is key, and this Council connects you with data and expert commentary from Houston's premier economic research team at the Partnership and other leading experts from across the region. With updates on the Houston economy, along with sector-specific assessments, this Council provides the economic insights to help guide your business strategy.
In order for Houston to continue moving forward as a great global city, we must further the innovation eco-system in order to attract tech and start-up companies. This new council for 2019 will examine how the greater Houston region can attract high-tech companies and talent and develop physical and financial infrastructure needed to foster a thriving innovative community.
As a business in "America's Next Great Global City," members of this Council explore international trade and investment opportunities and connect with resources that can assist with navigating foreign financing, import/export regulations, and other key components of the international business toolkit.
Houston is a vibrant city of lush green spaces, award-winning dining, and a thriving arts and entertainment scene. Outsiders are consistently surprised to learn about everything Houston has to offer. This Council provides you the opportunity to connect with leaders dedicated to making Houston a great place to live.
The Partnership's Research department offers in-depth data and analysis on a wide variety of regional economic indicators from employment and home sales to new construction and international trade.
This full-day conference on September 1 explores how the newly instituted United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will impact energy, tech, aerospace, exports and global trade with insights from business leaders. This event will feature a keynote address from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Additional speakers include:Â The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor, City of Houston Kevin Brady, U.S. Representative, Texas 8th Congressional District Mark Wesley Menezes, United States Under Secretary of EnergyÂ Stan Chapman, Chairman TC Pipelines, Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines Alicia Kerber, Consul General, Consulate General of Mexico Rachel McCormick, Consul General, Consulate of Canada Kimberly Reed, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States Bobby Tudor, Chairman and CEO, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.Â Mike Gold, Associate Administrator for International and Interagency Relations, NASA Carlos Noriega Romero, Chief Executive Officer, Bancomext Amy Chronis, Managing Partner, Deloitte Graciela MÃ¡rquez ColÃn, Secretary of Economy, Government of MexicoÂ Major General Rodolfo Rodriguez Quezada, President, FAMEX Steve Clarke, Division Vice President, Jacobs EngineeringÂ George Y. Gonzalez, Partner, Hayes and Boone and Chair of International Advisory Committee These expert panels will address the political, economic and business implications behind the new agreement including:Â The State of USMCAâs Entry into Force Energy Integration for North American Energy Dominance The Future of Innovation in the Americas From Nose to Tail to Space: North American Aerospace Ingenuity Mitigating Risk: Tools to Drive North American Exports
Join us to celebrate the Women's Suffrage Centennial on August 18 - the same day the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified 100 years ago - granting American women the right to vote. Â Nancy Sims, government relations specialist and adjunct professor at the University of Houston, will examine the HERstory leading up to the ratification and the state of women's rights in 2020. We'll also hear from MaryJane Mudd and Tiko Reynolds-Hausman from the League of Women Voters of Houston, also celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. They will also discuss how womenâs suffrage, particularly for women of color, did not end with the 19th Amendment and how voter suppression continued to exist historically and into the present day. Â Â Additional program participants include:Â Amy Chronis, Partnership Vice Chair, Managing Partner, Deloitte Darcie Durham, Chair, Executive Women's Partnership and Chief Impact Officer, The Awty International SchoolÂ Pamela Lovett, Vice Chair, Executive Women's Partnership and SVP, Business Development and Community Affairs, Comerica Bank Allies and women's employee resource groups (ERGs) are encouraged to attend. Join the conversation and share how you are celebrating #SuffrageAt100 using #AGreaterHou The Partnership's online registration system is undergoing maintenance but will be back up and running soon. To secure your seat today, complete and return our registration form, which can be accessed by clicking the 'Register' button. *In light of COVID-19, this event will be simulcast online. All registrants will receive instructions on accessing the broadcast via email on the event date. Please be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your approved senders list to ensure you receive information regarding the event.
As the nationâs largest port in foreign tonnage, Port Houston is an economic engine supporting the Houston region, the state of Texas, and the nation.Â Join us asÂ Port Houston Chair, Ric Campo discusses how global trade, the energy downtown and discussions around deepening and widening the Houston Ship Channel are impacting the nationâs largest port in foreign tonnage. Check back for further details and registration information as the date approaches.Â