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 Programs 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.
Join us in Washington, D.C. for the Greater Houston Partnership's 2020 D.C. Fly-In This two-day event will bring together members of Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and key stakeholders with leaders of Houston's business community to advance issues important to the Houston region. Events will begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26 and conclude on Thursday, February 27 at 3 p.m. Check back for confirmed participants and further event details. Agenda is subject to change.
Save the date for the 9th annual Rise to the Top event, celebrating International Women’s Day. Hosted by the Partnership’s Women’s Business Alliance (WBA), Rise to the Top features compelling, candid conversations from outstanding female executives discussing the challenges and triumphs of succeeding as a woman in today’s business environment. International Women's Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting a woman's constitutional right to vote. We encourage you to wear purple in honor of International Women's Day. We hope you'll make Rise to the Top your destination to celebrate the women on your team, including women's employee resource groups, office administration and top volunteers. Demonstrate your company’s commitment to supporting women’s initiatives in the workplace by becoming a sponsor. For a recap of 2019's Rise to the Top, click here. To see photos from 2019's event, click here. Connect with us online using #GHPRise and #IWD2020. WBA provides professional development resources to empower high-performing women to advance their career opportunities, form strategic partnerships and build a network of advocates. Learn more about joining WBA.
ANNUAL MEETING IS SOLD OUT. Very limited onsite registrations will be available once doors have opened and available seating can be determined. Join the Greater Houston Partnership at our 2020 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January, 22, as our incoming chair Bobby Tudor, Chairman, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. LLC, delivers an address on Houston's position in the global energy transition. He will be joined by Partnership President and CEO Bob Harvey to offer a look ahead as we execute on Houston Next, our strategic plan focused on building a strong, diverse economy; ensuring a great quality of life; and supporting opportunity for all Houstonians. The event will also feature a look back at our work together in 2019 from our outgoing chair Scott McClelland, President H-E-B Food and Drug.