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 Partnership's COVID-19 Business Forum continues with a discussion around the Families First Coronavirus Response Act On April 2, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) went into effect, changing the legal requirements related to employee benefits and leaves of absence. As employers work to respond to the ever-changing work environment caused by COVID-19, they are faced with new questions each day. This webinar will focus on how to effectively implement FFCRA and will provide guidance on potential scenarios employers might face. Confirmed speakers include:Â Bonnie Monych, CPC, CM, Performance Specialist Houston Region, Insperity Jeff Sorrells, PHR, Senior Human Resources Specialist, Insperity Michael Gutierrez, Human Resources Consultant Manager, Workforce SolutionsÂ A moderated conversation will follow the discussion. Please pre-submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The Greater Houston Partnership's COVID-19 Houston Business Forum is a digital series providing the latest information and analysis on the crisis and its economic impact through teleconferences with local experts. The Partnership will continue to provide updates and resources to our members throughout this ongoing situation. A reminder to bookmark our COVID-19 Resources page which is being updated daily.Â
Join the Greater Houston Partnership at the State of Houston's Global Economy luncheonÂ on Wednesday, May 27. As part of the Greater Houston Partnership's Economy Series, the State of Houston's Global Economy will provide an analysis of the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), downturns in financial markets and decline of the price of oil on global and local markets. Patrick Jankowski, Senior Vice President of Research for the Partnership, will deliver his annual Global Economy report and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, will deliver a keynote address.Â Individual tickets and tables of ten prices will increase on May 1.
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.