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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.
EWP provides executive women at member companies an opportunity to address business issues and interests, learn from each other, and exchange ideas and information on important issues facing the business community. Offered to qualified senior female executives from member companies with $100M-plus revenue.
These Forums highlight several of the top industries driving growth and innovation in Houston and the Partnership’s work attracting top global companies to Houston, creating jobs and growing the region’s GDP. Forum topics include:
These Forums explore the education and workforce development systems creating opportunity for every Houstonian to improve their own lives and that of their families. Topics include:
These Forums advance conversations about some of the areas in which the Partnership is working to strengthen life in Houston to make our city the best place to live, work and play. Topics include:
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.
Houstonians will have the opportunity to submit their vote on several initiatives and local elected positions on the ballot this November, including for City Controller, who will serve as the city's chief financial officer. Join us to hear from City Controller candidates Chris Hollins and Dave Martin. Paul Cobler will also share highlights from Houston Landing's voter guide before facilitating the candidate panel. Future of Texas is for government relations and public affairs professionals, and concerned citizens. The series features elected officials and thought leaders shaping our state's future, allowing all Partnership members the opportunity to engage with these leaders and hear their perspectives on our city's and state's most pressing issues.
Building off of the workshop - Developing Education and Employer Partnerships - on September 14, this event will highlight employers that have developed strong partnerships with education and community partners.
Co-authors and supporters of House Bill 5, Representatives Cunningham, DeAyala, and Lalani will discuss the 88th Legislative Session and the adoption of economic development policies supporting continued business growth in Texas. Future of Texas is for government relations and public affairs professionals, and concerned citizens. The series features elected officials and thought leaders shaping our state's future, allowing all Partnership members the opportunity to engage with these leaders and hear their perspectives on our city and state's most pressing issues.