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Greater Houston Partnership Responds to Governor Abbott’s Emergency Items for the 86th Legislature

Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his State of the State address before the Texas Legislature on February 5. In his speech, Gov. Abbott outlined a number of emergency items he wants lawmakers to take action…

Partnership Welcomes New and Continuing 2019 Board Members

Members of the Greater Houston Partnership voted to elect new members of the organization’s board of directors at its Annual Meeting held January 31. The Partnership's 120+ member board guides the…
Public Policy

Legislative Session Update: Week 4

During the 86th Legislative Session, the Partnership will provide a weekly update on our top executive priorities and other newsworthy items from Austin.  This was the first full week when both the…
Economic Development

Partnership Launches New Strategy, Engagement Efforts

The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its 2019 Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 31, with more than 1,200 members in attendance at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Houston. Presentation slides…
Economic Development

Former Sears to Become Innovation Hub Dubbed The Ion

Work will begin this spring to transform the historic Sears building in Midtown into the hub of the city’s new innovation district. Rice University is spearheading the project. The renovated…

Texas No. 1 in the Nation for Female Entrepreneurs

Texas is No. 1 in the nation for female entrepreneurship, according to a new study from The study, which ranked all 50 states in terms of their desirability and outlook for…