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.
Join us in Washington, D.C. for the Greater Houston Partnership's 2020 D.C. Fly-In The Washington D.C. Fly-In is sold out, and we are no longer accepting registrations. If you are interested in attending, please contact Partnership staff prior to booking flights. This two-day event will bring together members of Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and key stakeholders with leaders of Houston's business community to advance issues important to the Houston region. Events will begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26 and conclude on Thursday, February 27 at 3 p.m.
Join the Partnership for the 9th annual Rise to the Top event, celebrating International Womenâs Day. Limited seats are available. Contact Casey Schrade at email@example.com for more information. Hosted by the Partnershipâs Womenâs Business Alliance (WBA), Rise to the Top features a keynote address from Gretchen Watkins, President, Shell Oil Company and Executive Vice President, Global Unconventionals, Shell Oil Company, and candid conversationsÂ from a panel of female executives discussing the challenges and triumphs of succeeding as a woman in todayâs business environment.Â Panelists Include: Leslie Duke, President, Burns & McDonnell, Inc.Â Carol Hess, Vice President, Workstations Product Management, HP Inc. Gaby Rowe, Executive Director, The Ion International Women's Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting a woman's constitutional right to vote. We encourage you to wear purple in honor of International Women's Day. We hope you'll make Rise to the Top your destination to celebrate the women on your team, including women's employee resource groups, office administration and top volunteers.Â Demonstrate your companyâs commitment to supporting womenâs initiatives in the workplace by becoming a sponsor. For a recap of 2019's Rise to the Top, click here. To see photos from 2019's event, click here. Connect with us online using #GHPRise and #IWD2020. WBA provides professional development resources to empower high-performing women to advance their career opportunities, form strategic partnerships and build a network of advocates. Learn more about joining WBA.
Save the date for the Greater Houston Partnership's annual State of the Senate luncheon featuring U.S. Senator John Cornyn, who will address issues important to the greater Houston region and our nation. Â Â Senator Cornyn, a San Antonio native, has served as the senior United States Senator for Texas since 2002. Cornyn currently serves on the Senate's Judiciary, Finance, and Intelligence Committees. Senator Cornyn was previously the Republican Senate Majority Whip for the 114th and 115th Congresses.