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.
The Womenâs Business Alliance will be hosting a Members-Only Virtual Coffee Conversations and Networking event on Tuesday, April 20th. Â Join us online to meet this yearâs new WBA members! This is an opportunity to see each other (virtually) after Rise to the Top and meet fellow WBA members over âcoffee talk.â Structured networking activities will provide a pathway to build relationships and empower each other.Â All attendees must register in advance. Registration will close by noon on Monday, April 19th. The day before the event you will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information. This link and password is unique to you and cannot be forwarded.Â Utilizing a Zoom account and logging in through your computer is highly recommended for the best viewing experience.Â
Join the Partnership for the 2021 Washington, D.C. Fly-In. This four-day virtual event will bring together members of Congress, the White House, and other D.C. stakeholders with leaders of Houstonâs business community to discuss and advanceÂ policy issues important to the greater Houston region's long term growth.Â Please check back for further event details.Â
Please join us as we welcome Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar at the next Future of Texas.Â HegarÂ was elected as the 36th Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in November 2014. In this position he serves as Texas' chief financial officer â the state's treasurer, check writer, tax collector, procurement officer and revenue estimator. Registration will close by 5:00 p.m.Â on Thursday, April 15th. Utilizing a Zoom account and logging in through your computer is highly recommended for the best viewing experience.Â The morning of the event you will receive an email with the Zoom information. This link and password is unique to you and cannot be forwarded. If you have not received event access information by 8:00 a.m.Â on Friday, April 16th please contact Kim Kornegay, Programs Assistant, at email@example.com. The Future of Texas series features thought leaders shaping our state's future, giving Partnership members the opportunity to engage with these leaders and hear their perspectives on our city and state's most pressing issues.Â