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Public Policy

Strengthening Houston's thriving business environment is critical to our members' mission of making Houston the best place to live, work and build a business. At the Greater Houston Partnership, high-caliber business leaders bring their priorities, and together with the Public Policy Division, elected officials and community organizations, we shape solutions to the region's most pressing issues. As advocates for strong public policy at all levels of government, the Partnership works with our members to make Houston even greater.

Priority Issues

The Partnership's priority issues focus on advancing Houston as a great global city through strong policy that fosters long-term growth and upward economic mobility for the region.

Greater Houston HUB

The Greater Houston HUB is an initiative that unites higher education and business leaders focused to advance the greater Houston region's higher education ecosystem. 

Committees

The Partnership's impact work happens through committees, which convene business and community leaders to fuel the growth and vitality of the Houston region. For an overview of focus areas and summary of 2019 Committee work, click here

Addressing policy issues carrying tax and fiscal consequences

Strengthening Houston’s position as the Energy Capital of the World

Improving quality and access to health care for all Houstonians

Growing and strengthening Houston’s higher education ecosystem

Establishing Houston as a global model for resilience

Focusing on public education quality, school finance and outcomes

Transforming the way Houston looks and how Houstonians live

Promoting responsible growth while improving Houston's environmental impact

Developing sustainable solutions to meet the region's transportation needs

Public Policy

Future of Texas

The Future of Texas series features thought leaders shaping our state's future, giving Partnership members the opportunity to engage with these leaders and hear their perspectives on our city and state's most pressing issues. The Greater Houston Partnership invites you to join the next Future of Texas with Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick on Thursday, October 7. Since her tenure on the Commission began in November 2012, Craddick has pushed to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of an energy industry that is driving the state’s unparalleled economic success.  Commissioner Craddick will share how the Railroad Commission of Texas is advancing regulations that foster innovation and strengthen Texas' leadership in the energy sector. She will also discuss outcomes from the 87th Legislative Session impacting the Commission.    Health and Safety Notice  The Greater Houston Partnership looks forward to welcoming our members and the business community at large back to in-person events. As we return to gathering in person, we are committed to keeping you informed on our protocols to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.  The Partnership now requires all in-person event attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to attending an event. We will also continue our policy of requiring attendees and staff to wear face masks at all meetings and events, except while eating or drinking.  The Partnership continues to encourage Houstonians to get vaccinated and follow health and safety guidance to reduce the continued transmission of COVID-19 in our community. We will notify our members when these guidelines are modified.

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Future of Texas

The Future of Texas Program features elected officials shaping Texas' future, giving Partnership members the opportunity to engage with these leaders and hear their perspectives on our state's most pressing issues.

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Public Policy

Future of Texas

The Future of Texas series features thought leaders shaping our state's future, giving Partnership members the opportunity to engage with these leaders and hear their perspectives on our city and state's most…

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Get in touch with our team to:

  • Learn more about the Partnership's policy priorities
  • Get involved in a policy committee and meet industry peers 
  • Help shape the Partnership's policy initiatives
Taylor Landin
Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer
Public Policy
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tlandin@houston.org
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713-844-3624
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