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Economic Development

Five Digital Literacy Skills and How Businesses Can Assess Them

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to adopt technological alternatives to in-person meetings, gatherings, and operations in a matter of weeks, rapidly widening the breadth of tasks…

East End Maker Hub Adds Six New Start-up Tenants

Six new startups with focuses ranging from pediatric medical device manufacturing to aerospace and marine software development are moving into Houston’s new East End Maker Hub.  The 300,000-square-…

Partnership Comments on School Accountability and Economic Development in Austin

Week In Review The Partnership was active in Austin this week with Partnership President and CEO Bob Harvey testifying before two legislative committees. In addition, an important energy bill was…
Digital Technology

Texas Led Nation in Economic Development Wins in 2020, According to Site Selection

Texas continues to dominate the nation when it comes to total economic development project wins, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lone Star State took the top spot for the ninth…

Texas Lawmakers to Consider Critical Economic Development Policy in '21 Session

While Texas has a great reputation as an overall business friendly state, higher property taxes create a challenge to attracting large industrial facilities. In fact, major industrial facilities in…

What Do Houston Students Know About Good Careers in Our Economy? UpSkill Houston and Rice University Partner on Study to Find Out 

In 2018, Rice University School of Social Sciences Consulting Practicum approached UpSkill Houston to engage Rice students with real world problems. Based on focus group research UpSkill Houston…
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