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.
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.
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.
Do you want to see an overview of membership benefits, build your company engagement plan, discover the best Partnership Programs and Resources that fit your business needs, and learn how to engage your employees with the Partnership? If so, join us for our virtual Membership 101. This presentation is designed to guide new members, as well as those who simply want a refresher, through the Partnerships' program offerings and the many resources available.
The 2021 SoirÃ©e is the Partnership's annual gala celebrating Houston as a truly global city. After a hiatus in 2020, we are proud to announce that the annual SoirÃ©e gala will return for a reimagined experience on Saturday, August 28 at Hotel ZaZa in Houston's Museum District. This year's gala is chaired by Margaret and Thad Hill.Â The 2021 SoirÃ©e will boast all that is great about Houston and its place as a truly global city, highlighting its internationality and multiculturalism. As many of you know, SoirÃ©e has always been a unique evening featuring exquisite food, entertainment, great networking and more.Â This year we'll offer that same exceptional experience, with a more traditional dining atmosphere. Â Â The funds raised through SoirÃ©e help the Greater Houston Partnership to fulfill its mission of making Houston the best place to live, work and build a business. Your support of SoirÃ©e will contribute to our key initiatives which include growing a strong, diverse economy, ensuring a great quality of life, creating opportunity for all Houstonians with a foundation of race equity and inclusion. Tickets are reserved for SoirÃ©e sponsors and underwriters.Â Opportunities range from $3,500 - $50,000. For information on supportingÂ SoirÃ©e, click here.Â The 2021 SoirÃ©e benefits the Greater Houston Partnership and the Greater Houston Partnership Foundation. Your support can be offered in two ways, as an ordinary business expense to the Greater Houston Partnership, Inc., a 501c6 business organization, or as a charitable contribution to the Greater Houston Partnership Foundation, a 501c3 organization.Â