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Economic Development

Recognizing Workforce STARs a Competitive Advantage

There’s a tendency in the United States to think of workers with bachelor’s degrees and other advanced degrees as skilled talent and those without as low-skill workers. But that’s not the case – and…
Economic Development

Now is the Time to Hire Houston Youth

With summer comes a valuable opportunity for employers to tap into up-and-coming talent to accomplish real, meaningful work while investing into the workforce Houston will need to ensure it retains…

Report: Houston's Big-Box Industrial Market Leads Nationwide

Houston’s big-box industrial market is booming. According to March data from CBRE, Houston experienced an 11.1% increase in warehouse or distribution centers over 200,000 sq. ft. in 2021, landing the…

Unlocking Doors for Veterans Means Welcoming Skilled Talent

Stephanie Drake holds a degree in oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy and served active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years. Although a logistician by trade with the Marines, she…

Major Transportation Projects Signaling Rapid Growth in Counties Surrounding Harris

It’s no secret that many of the metro region’s outlying counties are experiencing growth. All you have to look for are the traffic cones and the new homes springing up in places like La Marque, Cinco…

Bayou Business Download: Air Travel, Car Sales and What They Tell Us About the Economy

In this episode of Bayou Business Download, we're talking about transportation. What do the latest figures on air travel through Houston's two airports and local vehicle sales tell us about our…