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Get Involved with the Partnership

Through the dedicated efforts of our members, the Partnership addresses Houston’s unique challenges, and champions the growth of businesses throughout the region. The Partnership seeks members that share this commitment to Houston’s long-term success and are interested in working together to benefit their own company and the larger business community. 

Drive Change in Houston

Make an Impact

We depend on our members' expertise, commitment and hard work to help us move the needle in ways that make a significant impact on the region.

Grow Your Network

Expand personal and professional relationships, gain career-enhancing knowledge and develop your business with others who share common goals.


Business Resource Groups and Councils are designed for members looking to expand their personal and professional networks and gather information on trending regional topics.

Offer Expertise to Make Positive Change

As the place where community-minded business leaders gather to influence the direction of Houston, the Partnership addresses the region's unique challenges, and champions the area's growth and success.

Public Policy

The Partnership is the primary business advocate for the Houston region. The Public Policy Division works hand-in-hand with the Partnership policy committee members, board members, elected officials and outside organizations as a regional facilitator for issues affecting the business community.

Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee

As the largest economic development organization in the region, the Partnership is tasked with marketing the Houston area to relocating and expanding companies. The Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee is the primary business leadership committee that provides oversight, guidance and assistance for the Partnership's regional economic development initiatives. There are a number of targeted Committees under this Advisory Committee. 

International Investment and Trade Advisory Committee

The International Investment and Trade Advisory Committee (IIT) is the primary business leadership committee that provides oversight, guidance and assistance for the Partnership’s  international investment and trade initiatives. There are a number of targeted Committees under this Advisory Committee. 

Network and Gain Career-Enhancing Knowledge

Business Resource Groups offer employees opportunities to expand personal and professional relationships, gain career-enhancing knowledge and develop your business with others who share common goals, interests, issues markets or industry sectors.

Build your business in foreign markets by learning valuable information on how to reach global customers, including possibilities for your next export market.

Participate in peer-to-peer opportunities in this prestigious networking group for the most senior female executives from member companies with $100M+ revenue.

The Future of Texas series features elected officials and policymakers 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.

Grow the region’s future business leaders and empower young talent through professional development, valuable connections and access to Houston’s thriving business community. Members include young professionals and entrepreneurs striving to grow, connect and thrive.

Access business skills and opportunities that will help brand and develop your regional and neighborhood business. This program is available exclusively to Partnership members located in our 11-county region, Districts, Wards, Main Street businesses and other unique economic zones and business centers.

This important program provides HR professionals, ERG leaders and recruiters with access to information to grow their companies’ most important resource: talent.

Inspire. Influence. Grow. Empower high-performing women to advance their career opportunities, form strategic partnerships and build a network of advocates through professional development resources.

Get Involved in Councils

Councils revolve around eight timely topics and feature information sharing and networking components.

Houston's rich arts and culture scene is integral to the quality of life enjoyed by Houstonians. This Council serves as a vital link between businesses and the arts community, creating connections to ensure that our region remains culturally vibrant.

Houston is America's most diverse city. This Council explores how Houston's business community plays a critical role in advancing Houston as America's most inclusive and open city, one that truly offers opportunity for all.

From new commercial developments to trends affecting regional development, this Council will examine where the new jobs and announcements occur and explores issues related to expansion of your business. This Council connects you with the leaders making the next big thing happen in Houston.

A strong education system, including early education through graduate school, is the bedrock of a successful community. This Council explores developments in education and how these trends impact our quality of life along with our ability to bring new businesses and attract top talent to Houston.

As the Energy Capital of the World, Houston is the headquarters and the intellectual capital for virtually every segment of the energy industry including exploration, production, transmission, marketing, supply, and technology. This Virtual Meet-Up explores how Houston's largest industry continues to lead in this critical sector while also advancing innovation that supports the transition to a more efficient and sustainable, low-carbon future that also accommodates global demand growth.

Home to the largest medical center in the world, this Council explores the heartbeat of Houston's medical industry. This series features the leading minds and innovators driving the latest trends in health care delivery along with research and commercialization.

In order for Houston to continue moving forward as a great global city, we must further the innovation eco-system in order to attract tech and start-up companies. This new council for 2019 will examine how the greater Houston region can attract high-tech companies and talent and develop physical and financial infrastructure needed to foster a thriving innovative community.

Houston is a vibrant city of lush green spaces, award-winning dining, and a thriving arts and entertainment scene. Outsiders are consistently surprised to learn about everything Houston has to offer. This Council provides you the opportunity to connect with leaders dedicated to making Houston a great place to live.

Discuss Houston's Trending Regional Topics

The Partnership is the leading voice in Houston's business region, a place where community-minded can involved in Houston's positive growth and influence the direction in which Houston is going.

Houston Data, Insight & Analysis

The Partnership's Research department offers in-depth data and analysis on a wide variety of regional economic indicators from employment and home sales to new construction and international trade. 

Member Resources

Our members get access to a spectrum of resources designed to help them grow their business. A few of these include:

  • Houston Facts
  • Here is Houston: Relocation Guide
  • Houston Economic Development Guide
  • Resources for Small Businesses

Meet Us at an Upcoming Event


Houston DiverseCity Summit

The Greater Houston Partnership proudly presents the Houston DiverseCity Summit, an inspiring one-day convening to advance equity and inclusion in the greater Houston region. This gathering of leading professionals will focus on DEI as a business imperative and practical ways businesses can advance progress, improve outcomes, and move from intention to impact. Join the Houston region's business leaders and Talent and DEI executives who will share actionable insights to help you meet business outcomes and stakeholder expectations.    The Summit offers both breakout discussions and keynote speaker content for companies and organizations of all sizes with a focus on successful practices, peer connection, and first-rate resources to help you mature your diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategies.   Concurrent Breakout session topics include: The Evolution and Future of ERGs Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are evolving and have a dual mandate to address complex human capital needs and align with business goals. Join us to discuss the heightened importance of employee networks in advancing inclusion now and in the future. How will ERGs deliver on employee needs, provide a return on investment, and retain business relevance and results? Connecting DEI and ESG: Why Inaction is Not an Option Customers, investors, employees, and other stakeholders expect companies to behave ethically and responsibly. What is the connection between environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and what is the risk of inaction? Join us to learn how a strong DEI strategy that includes inclusive growth, human capital management, and supplier diversity supports both ESG commitments and a company’s strategic direction. Rethinking Talent Retention and Advancement for Underrepresented Groups Boston Consulting Group (BCG) will share their latest insights and offer a fresh perspective on strategies to acquire, retain, and advance BIPOC and other underrepresented groups. BCG will also share the key drivers that influence workplace needs and challenge your organization to rethink support and interventions.  A Blueprint for Belonging: How Can We Create Inclusive Culture? In an unpredictable and highly competitive environment, human capital leaders recognize that attracting and retaining the best talent requires concerted action. This robust discussion will highlight both individual and organizational strategies and inspire new ideas about where companies should take bolder action to create inclusive culture, develop inclusive leadership skills, and promote inclusive behavior.  Measuring DEI Progress and Sustaining Momentum  This session focuses on the need to adopt systematic approaches to DEI.  How do leading companies build trust and use accountability, transparency, and DEI analytics to make informed decisions on workforce planning, operating models, business unit goals, and much more? This panel will help you dive deeper into ways to assess the impact of DEI on organizational performance.   Over the course of the Summit, we will explore topics including strategic focus, trust and transparency, aligning ERGs to business priorities, inclusive talent recruitment, advancement, and retention, supplier diversity, and much more. Speakers Include: Ruth Simmons, President, Prairie View A&M University Gretchen Watkins, President, Shell USA, Inc.  Derek R. Avery, Ph.D., C.T. Bauer Chair of Inclusive Leadership, Bauer College of Business, University of Houston Shea Bible, Director, Corporate Engagement,Catalyst Mary Miranda, US West DE&I Leader and HR Enablement Leader, EY Marty Rogers, Market Unit Lead - South Region, Accenture Shibu Varghese, SHRM-SCP, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, MD Anderson Boston Consulting Group   Sponsorship opportunities are now available for companies interested in supporting the event. Individual tickets and tables of 10 are now available. 

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