Opportunity Houston Magazine
This year-round magazine is a showcase for Houston’s great lifestyle and business climate. News and features on people, places, and businesses. Each issue is themed to a key Houston industry. The Greater Houston Partnership has 5 targeted publications in all that can deliver your message to key Houston constituencies! Make sure your business is represented in one or more of these dynamic publications. View Online Digital Version…
UH Energy Research Park
The Energy Research Park includes University of Houston academic and some energy-related research programs, UH administrative operations and third-party tenants with connections to the university. The vision for the complex is for a university-sponsored development that includes research, work force training and industrial partnerships –– the three legs of the economic development triangle. More…
Houston Economic Development
VP Economic Development
Houston Energy Workforce
Houston is transferring its knowledge in traditional fuels into advances in alternative energy. See how we’re leveraging a century of experience, and the world’s largest pool of industry expertise and resources, to create smarter energy for the future.
GHP Energy Collaborative
Houston is known as the “Energy Capital of the World” with almost half of its economic activity driven by the energy industry. Tulsa, Oklahoma, was once known as the oil and gas capital, Pittsburgh once the steel capital, Detroit once the automobile capital, and New York City is even facing pressure on retaining its financial capital status. Experience has shown a region’s core strengths can change without a proactive, strategic initiative to keep abreast of new dynamics. Because of this, over four years ago, the Energy Collaborative was established within the Greater Houston Partnership to “perpetuate Houston as the Energy Capital of the World while capitalizing on the strengths of Texas.”
Opportunity Houston, chaired by Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane Jr, is an aggressive five-year marketing program that will generate leads for economic development organizations throughout Houston’s 10-county region.
A direct result of the Greater Houston Partnership’s 10-year Strategic Plan, Opportunity Houston is the $40 million fundraising vehicle which will help create 600,000 regional jobs, attract $60 billion in capital investment and expand foreign trade by $120 billion for the greater Houston area by the end of 2015.
Opportunity Houston targets five major economic sectors: aviation and aerospace, energy and petrochemical, medical and biotechnology, information technology, and nanotechnology. Using an econometrics study by The Perryman Group and information from Mayor Bill White’s Economic Development Task Force, these industries were identified as critical to Houston’s future prosperity.
The $40 million raised on behalf of Opportunity Houston will help to create jobs and attract new investments. Included among the potential programs Opportunity Houston could fund, include:
- Technology that captures location-specific data to link prospects with specific regional sites that best meet their requirements
- State-of-the-art lead-generation methods, and
- Marketing and public relations initiatives designed to impact perceptions of the Houston region around the world