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Get Involved with the Partnership

Through the dedicated efforts of our members, the Partnership addresses Houston’s unique challenges, and champions the growth of businesses throughout the region. The Partnership seeks members that share this commitment to Houston’s long-term success and are interested in working together to benefit their own company and the larger business community. 

Drive Change in Houston

Make an Impact

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.

Grow Your Network

Expand personal and professional relationships, gain career-enhancing knowledge and develop your business with others who share common goals.

Connect

Business Resource Groups and Virtual Meet-Ups are designed for members looking to expand their personal and professional networks and gather information on trending regional topics.

Offer Expertise to Make Positive Change

As the place where community-minded business leaders gather to influence the direction of Houston, the Partnership addresses the region's unique challenges, and champions the area's growth and success.

Public Policy

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.

Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee

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. 

International Investment and Trade 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. 

Network and Gain Career-Enhancing Knowledge

Business Resource Groups offer employees opportunities to expand personal and professional relationships, gain career-enhancing knowledge and develop your business with others who share common goals, interests, issues markets or industry sectors.

Build your business in foreign markets by learning valuable information on how to reach global customers, including possibilities for your next export market.

Expand your business connections with other Partnership members including c-suite or principal, sales, marketing and business development professionals.

Participate in peer-to-peer opportunities in this prestigious networking group for the most senior female executives from member companies with $100M+ revenue.

The Future of Texas series features elected officials and policymakers 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.

Grow the region’s future business leaders and empower young talent through professional development, valuable connections and access to Houston’s thriving business community. Members include young professionals and entrepreneurs striving to grow, connect and thrive.

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.

Make valuable business connections among high-growth small businesses. Professional development training and on-demand, digital programming are included.

This important program provides HR professionals, ERG leaders and recruiters with access to information to grow their companies’ most important resource: talent.

Inspire. Influence. Grow. Empower high-performing women to advance their career opportunities, form strategic partnerships and build a network of advocates through professional development resources.

Get Involved in Virtual Meet-Ups

Virtual Meet-Ups, formerly known as Councils, revolve around eight timely topics and feature information sharing and networking components.

Houston's rich arts and culture scene is integral to the quality of life enjoyed by Houstonians. This Council serves as a vital link between businesses and the arts community, creating connections to ensure that our region remains culturally vibrant.

From new commercial developments to trends affecting regional development, this Council will examine where the new jobs and announcements occur and explores issues related to expansion of your business. This Council connects you with the leaders making the next big thing happen in Houston.

A strong education system, including early education through graduate school, is the bedrock of a successful community. This Council explores developments in education and how these trends impact our quality of life along with our ability to bring new businesses and attract top talent to Houston.

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.

Home to the largest medical center in the world, this Council explores the heartbeat of Houston's medical industry. This series features the leading minds and innovators driving the latest trends in health care delivery along with research and commercialization.

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.

Our region thrives through our ability to move our people to and from work, and goods in and out of the region. Explore the latest trends and developments concerning the "mission-critical" infrastructure that affects us all.

Discuss Houston's Trending Regional Topics

The Partnership is the leading voice in Houston's business region, a place where community-minded can involved in Houston's positive growth and influence the direction in which Houston is going.

Houston Data, Insight & Analysis

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. 

Member Resources

Our members get access to a spectrum of resources designed to help them grow their business. A few of these include:

  • Houston Facts
  • Here is Houston: Relocation Guide
  • Houston Economic Development Guide
  • Resources for Small Businesses

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Energy

The Future of Global Energy: Houston's Role in Leading the Energy Transition Presented by Chevron

Houston has long been recognized as the Energy Capital of the World. To maintain that standing and realize sustained economic growth, the region must play a lead role in driving the global energy transition to a low-carbon future.  Join the Greater Houston Partnership and Center for Houston's Future for a three-day conference featuring industry leaders offering expert insight on the changing energy business. During this event, the Partnership will reveal its blueprint for how Houston can lead the global energy transition—leveraging the region's knowledge and infrastructure in the energy and chemical sectors while providing new opportunities for our workforce, companies and capital to position Houston as a leading hub of new industrial innovation. The Center will provide one full day of content, taking a deep dive into Houston’s potential to lead in hydrogen as a solution for a low-carbon future. Conference Agenda Tuesday, June 29 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (Virtual) Conference Opening and Keynote Address: A Blueprint for Progress: Houston's Energy Transition Strategy Bobby Tudor, Chairman, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. In this keynote, the Partnership reveals its blueprint for how Houston can guide the global energy transition—leveraging its knowledge and infrastructure in the energy and chemical sectors while providing new opportunities for our workforce, companies and capital.   Wednesday, June 30 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (Virtual) Conference Panel: Houston as a Net Zero Industrial Hub Dr. Julio Friedmann Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University SIPA Join us as Dr. Friedmann, globally renown expert on Carbon Capture, shares findings and recommendations from his white paper on what a Houston low-carbon industrial hub would look like and how to potentially leverage federal investments to make it  happen. White paper funded by The Mitchell Foundation. Panel to be announced. 10:30 a.m. - Noon (Virtual, Interactive) Energy Transition Ideating Sessions 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (In-Person) Innovation Corridor Tours Location to be Confirmed 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (In-Person) Reception Location to be Confirmed   Thursday, July 1 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Virtual, Interactive) Conference Presentations and Break Outs: Creating a Vision for Houston as a Low-Carbon Hydrogen Hub On the final day of the Future of Energy Conference, Center for Houston’s Future will provide a deep dive on Houston’s potential to lead in hydrogen as a solution for a low-carbon future. Topics Include:  Who Wins in Producing Hydrogen’s Many Colored Rainbow? How Do We Grow Early Applications for the Hydrogen Hub? What Federal and State Policies Are Needed? Conference agenda subject to change. Check back regularly for conference updates. 

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