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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.


Councils and Business Resource Groups 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 continues in 2019 as a government relations program featuring influential leaders shaping our state and region, giving members the opportunity to meet and discuss policy objectives and insights.

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 a Partnership Council

Councils are free lunch and learns designed for members to expand their personal and professional networks and gather information on trending regional topics.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our region thrives through our ability to move our people to and from work, and goods in and out of the region. Explore the latest trends and developments concerning the "mission-critical" infrastructure that affects us all.

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

Aerospace & Aviation


This full-day conference on September 1 explores how the newly instituted United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will impact energy, tech, aerospace, exports and global trade with insights from business leaders. This event will feature a keynote address from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Additional speakers include:  The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor, City of Houston Kevin Brady, U.S. Representative, Texas 8th Congressional District Mark Wesley Menezes, United States Under Secretary of Energy  Stan Chapman, Chairman TC Pipelines, Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines Alicia Kerber, Consul General, Consulate General of Mexico Rachel McCormick, Consul General, Consulate of Canada Kimberly Reed, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States Bobby Tudor, Chairman, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.  Mike Gold, Associate Administrator for International and Interagency Relations, NASA Carlos Noriega Romero, Chief Executive Officer, Bancomext Amy Chronis, Managing Partner, Deloitte Graciela Márquez Colín, Secretary of Economy, Government of Mexico  Major General Rodolfo Rodriguez Quezada, President, FAMEX Steve Clarke, Division Vice President, Jacobs Engineering  George Y. Gonzalez, Partner, Hayes and Boone and Chair of International Advisory Committee These expert panels will address the political, economic and business implications behind the new agreement including:  The State of USMCA’s Entry into Force Energy Integration for North American Energy Dominance The Future of Innovation in the Americas From Nose to Tail to Space: North American Aerospace Ingenuity Mitigating Risk: Tools to Drive North American Exports

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19th Amendment Centennial Celebration

Join us to celebrate the Women's Suffrage Centennial on August 18 - the same day the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified 100 years ago - granting American women the right to vote.   Nancy Sims, government relations specialist and adjunct professor at the University of Houston, will examine the HERstory leading up to the ratification and the state of women's rights in 2020. We'll also hear from MaryJane Mudd and Tiko Reynolds-Hausman from the League of Women Voters of Houston, also celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. They will also discuss how women’s suffrage, particularly for women of color, did not end with the 19th Amendment and how voter suppression continued to exist historically and into the present day.    Additional program participants include:  Amy Chronis, Partnership Vice Chair, Managing Partner, Deloitte Darcie Durham, Chair, Executive Women's Partnership and Chief Impact Officer, The Awty International School  Pamela Lovett, Vice Chair, Executive Women's Partnership and SVP, Business Development and Community Affairs, Comerica Bank Allies and women's employee resource groups (ERGs) are encouraged to attend. Join the conversation and share how you are celebrating #SuffrageAt100 using #AGreaterHou The Partnership's online registration system is undergoing maintenance but will be back up and running soon. To secure your seat today, complete and return our registration form, which can be accessed by clicking the 'Register' button. *In light of COVID-19, this event will be simulcast online. All registrants will receive instructions on accessing the broadcast via email on the event date. Please be sure to add to your approved senders list to ensure you receive information regarding the event.

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