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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.

Preserve, protect and promote the long-term growth and prosperity of Houston.

Collaborate with key stakeholders to identify and address the issues affecting the business community and drive solutions.

Support policies at the local, state and federal level that address the region's most pressing issues.

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.


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

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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Washington D.C. Fly-In

Join us in Washington, D.C. for the Greater Houston Partnership's 2020 D.C. Fly-In The Washington D.C. Fly-In is sold out, and we are no longer accepting registrations. If you are interested in…

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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
Jenny Philip
Vice President
Public Policy
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