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  • Participate in quarterly, regional or neighborhood events and tours to economic centers

  • Connect with fellow business leaders with a focus on regional or neighborhood-based businesses

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The Regions & Neighborhoods program aims to bring the Partnership directly to our members and the business community throughout Greater Houston. The program is gearing up in 2019. 
In summer 2019, the Regions and Neighborhoods program visited the Clear Lake area and NASA Johnson Space Center to gain an understanding of the economy in that part of the region.

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Bridgeland’s 925-Acre Urban District Taking Shape, Driving Growth in Cypress

2/29/24
A groundbreaking 925-acre urban district situated in the heart of Bridgeland, Cypress’ massive master-planned community, is beginning to take shape as construction commences on its mixed-use development.   Spanning 70-acres, Village Green at Bridgeland Central aims to redefine Houston’s Northwest market, offering more than 28,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, as well as a 100,000-square-foot H-E-B and 49,000-square-foot sustainable office building dubbed One Bridgeland Green.    Click to expand According to Bridgeland’s website, One Bridgeland Green will be the region’s first mass timber office development. Designed to reduce 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions and 80 percent of its annual water consumption, the building sets a new standard for the future of eco-friendly workspaces.   Village green will service nearby residents of the district’s already developed apartment complex Starling at Bridgeland, which opened in 2022, and its 150-unit townhome community Highland Homes.   Click to expand Although its urban district is still in the early stages of development, Bridgeland has been steadily evolving since 2003. The 11,500-acre master-planned community has since garnered significant acclaim for its array of residences, schools and abundance of outdoor amenities.   Ranking amongst the top five bestselling master-planned communities in the nation, Bridgeland has witnessed a remarkable surge in new home sales, reaching a 74 percent increase year-over-year, according to real estate consultant firm RCLCO. With this momentum, the community is poised to reach its full build-out potential, accommodating an estimated 70,000 residents in the near future.  As Bridgeland continues to revolutionize living in greater Houston, the community's innovative and family-friendly landscape draws the attention of businesses, developers and new residents, driving substantial growth to the area.   According to Community Impact’s analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, Cy-Fair grew by more than 52,000 residents from 2016-2021, marking a 9.4 percent increase in five years.  To accommodate growth, the Grand Parkway from I-10 to U.S. 290, which opened in 2013, is expected to be widen in 2026, improving mobility. Cy-Fair ISD is also responding to the increasing demand for education services by opening two new schools.   Click to expand As developers add more homesites and mixed-use developments to the area, companies are taking note in hopes of establishing a presence where people can live and work. Last year, Chevron acquired more than 77 acres of undeveloped land in Bridgeland for a possible research and development campus.  “Chevron is attracted to the opportunities Bridgeland has to offer and views this acquisition as a strong addition to our asset portfolio,” Daniel Abate, head of Chevron’s corporate real estate, told the Houston Chronicle.  Discover more about Houston’s neighborhoods and communities.  
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2024 Partnership Board Members Discuss Top Priorities, Impact Work

2/15/24
Partnership Week, a multi-day networking and impact-driven experience for Greater Houston Partnership members, concluded with an exclusive event introducing several of the Partnership’s 2024 board members.   In panel discussions, board members delved into their top priorities and revealed what drove them to further their involvement in the Greater Houston Partnership.   Dr. Melanie Johnson, President and CEO of Collaborative for Children, shared that she devotes her time to the Partnership due to its commitment to community betterment and driving economic prosperity in the region. She specifically highlights the organization’s Upskill Houston and One Houston Together initiatives, emphasizing their alignment with her work in ensuring that all children have access to the learning skills necessary for success.  Furthermore, Mario Castillo, Chancellor of Lone Star College, expressed his commitment to advancing Upskill Houston's initiatives. As a first-generation high school and college graduate, he aims to contribute valuable perspective to the Partnership and is dedicated to creating programs tailored to address the specific needs of the region's workforce.  Centered on the theme of providing opportunity for all, Melinda Yee, Houston Managing Partner of Deloitte, highlighted the significant value she sees in the Partnership's ongoing initiatives to strengthen racial equity within the region. Yee expressed that it all comes down to making Houston a great place to live and work for everyone already here.   While education, workforce development and racial equity stand as integral pillars of the Partnership’s mission, the organization also actively works to cultivate an opportunistic landscape, convening local business leaders to foster collaboration and catalyze transformative change within the region.   This was one of the many reasons why Solugen CEO and Co-Founder Gaurab Chakrabarti chose to deepen his engagement in the Partnership. During the organization’s Annual Meeting held last week, Chakrabarti shared that he was able to meet with many business professionals, forging impactful connections that ultimately led to a new partnership for Solugen.   Additionally, Partnership President and CEO Steve Kean and 2024 Partnership Chair Eric Mullins engaged in a fireside chat, summarizing key highlights from their addresses at Annual Meeting.  Kean and Mullins reaffirmed that the driving force behind the Partnership’s impact work in 2024 is expanding opportunity for all Houstonians. This overarching goal encompasses three specific areas of focus including public education, workforce development and mental health.  “There is no better place to be than the Partnership, said Judson Robinson, President and CEO of the Houston Area Urban League. The organization has “some of the brightest people working on the city’s biggest issues.”  The Partnership is pleased to welcome our 2024 class of board members: Mario Castillo, Chancellor​, Lone Star College Denise DeLaune​, VP of Operations USGC & Site Director of Texas  Operations​, Dow, Inc. Randy Fowler​, Director, Co-CEO and CFO​, Enterprise Products Partners LP​ Robert Hilliard Jr.​, CEO​, Legacy Community Health Services Tom Jorden Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President​, Coterra Energy Andy Krieger Senior Vice President Gulf of Mexico and Canada​, bp America Tomikia LeGrande, Ed.D​, President​, Prairie View A&M University Brad Little​, Vice President, Global Head of Professional Services, Google Cloud​ Google Pat Mann Phillips​, Chairman of the Board​, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Nancy Meyer​, Publisher and President​, Houston Chronicle Chad Michael​, President​, TPH&Co. Stephen Morse​, Managing Director & Co-Head of Strategy and Excellence​, Russell Reynolds Associates Kennedy Oates​, Vice President Global Procurement​, Amazon Marty Phillips​, Managing Partner & Founder​, EnCap Investments L.P. Melinda Yee​, Houston Managing Partner​, Deloitte Learn more about the Partnership’s 2024 Board Members.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Greater Houston Partnership (@ghpartnership)
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“As a lifelong Houstonian, I am particularly pleased to be a part of the Partnership and the great work they do for economic growth and development in the City of Houston and surrounding communities.”


Charles McFarland
Attorney, McFarland PLLC

"Becoming a member of the Partnership was one of the best professional decisions I’ve made as a CEO. Even though I’m leading a nonprofit, the ability to cross-pollinate with organizations in various industries is extremely helpful. Interacting and benefiting from the thought leadership in the business community has shown me that they are really tackling the same issues we are facing."


Tracy Weeden, Ed.D.
President & CEO, Neuhaus Education Center

“Greater Houston Partnership, thank you for continuing to be a great resource for information. Very proud to be a member of this organization that so well represents Houston, it's businesses and people.”


Ed Parker
Business Development Manager, Industrial Tax Consulting

"With one of the largest databases of members, [the Partnership] is a wonderful networking resource for me."


Neal Talmadge
BizJournals

"The quality of the programs are top-notched, and because of that, the attendees are top-notched as well. Quality networking is great!"


Anthony Pabillano
PwC

"Businesses who want to get their name out and sales professionals who want to increase their sphere of influence won't find a better organization to connect than GHP."


Lisa Bogany
Workforce Solutions

"Houston has a huge amount of raw ingredients needed to launch a startup -- top tier universities, affordable cost of living, tremendous wealth, large corporations -- so the creation of a startup hub in Houston has just been about aligning all these elements under one roof that provides entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed."


Lawson Gow
Founder & CEO, The Cannon
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  • Participate in quarterly, regional or neighborhood events and tours to economic centers
     
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