Published Dec 15, 2022 by Shaw Adcock
Houston's position as a leader in the energy transition and spurring new jobs and capital investment opportunities were the focus of a recent business recruitment and marketing mission to New York City led by the Partnership and the Houston Energy Transition Initiative.
The delegation of business leaders met with targeted digital technology and energy companies, as well as innovation hubs including the NYU Urban Futures Lab and Company Ventures.
“As we continue our efforts to further create new jobs and capital investment opportunities throughout the Greater Houston region, our delegation trips to both international and domestic locations are essential in marketing our region and meeting with prospective companies evaluating the region for new locations,” Partnership Chief Economic Development Officer Susan Davenport said. “The most recent mission to New York provided a strong opportunity to message our work in the Energy Transition, as well as all our progress in target industry sectors.”
HETI Chair Bobby Tudor and Executive Director Jane Stricker visited key news outlets including Bloomberg Radio, The Cable Podcast, and ICE House Podcast at the New York Stock Exchange to discuss Houston's leading role in the global energy transition.
Among the venture capital firms visited was Company Ventures, a startup incubator in Midtown Manhattan founded by Rice graduate Matt Harrigan, who shared their story in fostering a successful startup incubator in a challenging location.
The Partnership has led missions to the Bay Area and Chicago this past year and looks forward to representing Greater Houston in building momentum for important initiatives and economic growth as we head into 2023.