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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 Councils 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 Councils

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.

Houston is America's most diverse city. This Council explores how Houston's business community plays a critical role in advancing Houston as America's most inclusive and open city, one that truly offers opportunity for all.

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.

As the Energy Capital of the World, Houston is the headquarters and the intellectual capital for virtually every segment of the energy industry including exploration, production, transmission, marketing, supply, and technology. This Virtual Meet-Up explores how Houston's largest industry continues to lead in this critical sector while also advancing innovation that supports the transition to a more efficient and sustainable, low-carbon future that also accommodates global demand growth.

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.

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.

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

Meet Us at an Upcoming Event

Economic Development

Houston and the Netherlands: Opportunities in Carbon Capture and Storage

The Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Miami and the Netherlands Business Support Office in Houston, in close collaboration with the Greater Houston Partnership, cordially invite you to the virtual roundtable "Houston and the Netherlands: Opportunities in Carbon Capture and Storage."  The Netherlands and Houston are energy hubs at the forefront of the energy transition and have the potential to become future hubs for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The Netherlands is developing major projects to store CO2 in empty gas fields beneath the North Sea while similar plans are being conceptualized for the Houston port area. As, Houston and the Netherlands continue to collaborate in different areas of innovation, this program will serve as an exchange of experiences and best practices between key players that can help define business opportunities and inspire the commercialization of smart solutions. Panelists:  Vanessa Chan, Chief Commercialization Officer & Director of the Office of Technology Transitions, U.S. Department of Energy Juliana Garaizar, Head of Houston Incubator, Vice President of Innovation, Greentown Labs Moji Karimi, Co-Founder and CEO, Cemvita Factory  Joelle Rekers, Program Lead CCS, Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy  Lee Stockwell, General Manager - United States Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage, Shell Energy Resources Company Ed Graham, Vice President, Ventures, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solution Moderator: Jose Beceiro, Sr. Director, Energy 2.0, Greater Houston Partnership

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Demography

Houston DiverseCity Summit

The Houston DiverseCity Summit will inspire action to advance equity and inclusion in the greater Houston region. The Summit offers content for companies and organizations of all sizes with a focus on best practices, peer connection, and first-rate resources to help you mature your diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategies. We will bring you the topics you most want to explore: trust and transparency, aligning ERGs to business priorities, inclusive talent recruitment and retention, supplier diversity, and more. The Partnership is honored to welcome keynote speaker, Dan Schulman, President and CEO of PayPal to this year's DiverseCity Summit. Under Dan’s leadership, PayPal has been named as one of the top companies on JUST Capital and Forbes’ JUST 100 list, featuring “companies doing right by America”. PayPal has also been recognized as a Fortune Change the World company for its work to tackle the biggest challenges facing society today. In addition to leading the e-commerce titan, Schulman has received high recognition for his commitment to social change and passion for equality, justice and basic human rights.    Featured this year is the presentation of our region’s first Equity & Inclusion Assessment and an interactive session to hear your reactions and suggestions for potential regional actions.    The Partnership has reimagined the traditional corporate luncheon and conference with hybrid viewership both in real-time and on-demand, to meet every schedule from anywhere.  We hope you will join us for DiverseCity Summit 2021! Summit Agenda Tuesday, October 26 (In-Person*) | Hilton Americas Hotel | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Wednesday, October 27 (Virtual Sessions) | 9:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Check back regularly for conference details, session descriptions and speaker announcements.    Health and Safety Notice* The Greater Houston Partnership looks forward to welcoming our members and the business community at large back to in-person events. As we return to gathering in person, we are committed to keeping you informed on our protocols to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.  The Partnership now requires all in-person event attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to attending an event. We will also continue our policy of requiring attendees and staff to wear face masks at all meetings and events, except while eating or drinking.  The Partnership continues to encourage Houstonians to get vaccinated and follow health and safety guidance to reduce the continued transmission of COVID-19 in our community. We will notify our members when these guidelines are modified.

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Become a Member Today

Ready to become a member? Follow this link to complete our Membership Agreement form and we will get in touch with you soon to complete your registration. 

Need more information about Membership? Your dedicated team member can help:

  • Facilitate and foster key relationships
  • Assist in evaluating and applying incentives
  • Identify potential business facilities
Nichelle Poindexter
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