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How Houston-Area Lawmakers Can Influence Legislation This Session

After weeks of anticipation, Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan announced legislative committee assignments on Thursday. Now committee appointments are known for both the House and Senate, and activity…
International Business

Entrepreneurs Aim to Bring Guatemala and Houston Closer Together

When Mike Sallés came to visit Houston from Guatemala in 2019, he and his wife, Erika, were preparing to launch their small business. Grupo Sallés would connect products and services from Guatemalan…
Racial Equity

Houston Ranks No. 5 in Nation for Minority-Owned Startups, But Hurdles Remain

The most diverse city in the nation is also a hub for minority entrepreneurship, according to a new analysis of Census data by the fintech company Self.  Houston ranks No. 5 among the nation’s…
Building Activity

Houston Commercial, Multifamily Construction Totaled $4.5B in 2020

The value of commercial and multifamily construction starts in the Houston region dropped 47% in 2020 to $4.5 billion, according to the latest data from Dodge Data & Analytics. The decline,…

Gov. Abbott Outlines Key Legislative Priorities in Address

Monday evening Governor Greg Abbott delivered his biannual State of the State address, laying out his priorities for the 87th Texas Legislative Session. The Governor focused on four themes: health,…
Digital Technology

Houston's Diversity and Talent Pool Attracts This Fitness Tech Unicorn to Region

A global fitness technology dubbed by Forbes last year as the "first new unicorn of the decade" is expanding its physical presence to Houston.  ClassPass, a booking platform that aggregates local…
Executive Partners