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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
State of Space brings together leaders from NASA’s Johnson Space Center and some of the most prominent aerospace organizations today for an insightful conversation on how public and private cooperation is enabling the next frontier of space exploration. It is estimated that the global space economy could generate revenue of $1 trillion or more by 2040. In Texas alone it is estimated to reach upwards of $57.6 billion—and Houston stands to grab a sizable share. For over 60 years, NASA has positioned the U.S. as a leader in space technology and exploration. And Johnson Space Center, one of NASA’s largest R&D facilities, has made Houston the epicenter of human space exploration. NASA’s continued mission to put people in space—sustainably and at scale—marks the beginning of a new era of cooperation with private firms. Many of these partnerships are taking place at the Houston Spaceport, which is serving as a catalyst for growth in the commercial space sector. Speakers include: Stephen Altemus, President & CEO, Intuitive Machines Featured speaker and panelist: Vanessa Wyche, Director, NASA’s Johnson Space Center Panel Moderator: Arturo Machuca, Director, Houston Spaceport and Ellington Airport More to be announced!
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.
Join the Greater Houston Partnership at the fourth annual State of Education on Tuesday, November 29th featuring Renu Khator, Chancellor and President of the University of Houston as the keynote speaker. Khator will highlight the following topics: How the University of Houston is working to drive innovative education solutions that are critical to our region's workforce including the UH College of Medicine The state of higher education Education today and what it will look like in the future The State of Education demonstrates the Partnership's efforts to advance high quality education and advance opportunity for all. Through this event, attendees will hear how a strong education system contributes to the long-term success of our young people, increases equity, and is intrinsically tied to Houston’s ability to remain competitive with a talented workforce.