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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…
Economic Development

UpSkill Houston Recognized in National Workforce Development Playbook

HOUSTON (April 26, 2021)  –  For the last seven years, the Partnership’s UpSkill Houston initiative has played a leading role in mobilizing the collective action of industry, business, education, and…

House Passes Budget, Legislature Moves Broadband and Energy Issues

Week In Review This week, the House amended and passed Senate Bill 1, the state biennial budget. It now heads back to the Senate and conference committee to iron out differences between the two…

Houston Legislators Lead on Building Skilled Texas Workforce

Senator Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) and Representative Jim Murphy (R-Houston) have introduced critical workforce legislation to align the work of the state’s three major education and workforce…

Healthy Families, Healthy Texas Bills Pass House and Partnership Pushes Workforce Improvements

Week In Review There are just six weeks left in the Texas legislative session and some important procedural deadlines are rapidly approaching. The House passed important health care legislation and…
Workforce Development

Texas Mutual Helps UpSkill Houston, Partners Provide Vital Support to Workers, Job Seekers

The need to help individuals be prepared for good jobs in a changing and dynamic regional economy is more urgent than ever. Today's workers must also be resilient and adaptable to the shocks that…
Executive Partners