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GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP INC

HOUSTON, TX   |  www.houston.org

Mission

The Greater Houston Partnership works with and on behalf of the business community to make Houston one of the world's best places to live, work, and build a business.

Ruling year info

1990

President & CEO

Robert Harvey

Co Principal Officer

Marc Boom

Main address

701 Avenida da las Americas Suite 900

HOUSTON, TX 77010 USA

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EIN

76-0267896

NTEE code info

Promotion of Business (Chambers of Commerce) (S41)

Economic Development (S30)

Economic Development (S30)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Economic Development & Trade

Assist in the creation of new jobs and capital investment within the eleven county region and nationally.

Population(s) Served
Population(s) Served
Adults

Enhance Houston's image by highlighting Houston's economic and cultural vitality, diversity and limitless possibilities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Attract professional talent and entrepreneurs to Houston to start careers and build businesses.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Greater Houston Partnership special initiatives focus on issues that are critical to the future of the region. These initiatives are positioned to impact early childhood education, workforce development, Houston's image and attracting talent to our region.

Early Matters is a broad-based coalition of business, civic, education, philanthropic and nonprofit organizations and volunteers, working together to raise awareness about the importance of high quality early education and to make a strong case for increased investment in this critical, high return on investment area.

Industry leaders and employers in key sectors consistently warn that a severe and persistent shortage of skilled, qualified workers threatens the success of our region. UpSkill Houston is an unprecedented collaboration that addresses the key workforce challenges our region faces and lays the foundation for the region's long-term competitiveness. Working groups are established for industry sectors along with other critical components of the workforce ecosystem.

In order to attract new businesses and the best and brightest talent to the area, the Partnership launched the Houston Image Coalition to coordinate the implementation of the Houston: The City With No Limits campaign. The plan positions Houston as not just a city with an innovative and growing business community, but a dynamic cultural and livable city with a great quality of life.

Houston's incredible economic growth has increased the need for high-skilled, degreed professionals, particularly in energy, life sciences, technology and advanced manufacturing. The Talent Attraction initiative guides the efforts to leverage and implement Houston's new brand image campaign to help recruit college and professional school graduates from schools across the country.

Houston is at a unique place in our history, with unprecedented growth and opportunity and a limitless future. The Greater Houston Partnership is uniquely positioned to help sustain that growth and move Houston forward.

Greater Houston Partnership will continue to focus on focus on issues that are critical to the future of the region. These initiatives are positioned to impact early childhood education, workforce development, Houston's image and attracting talent to our region.

Additionally, the Partnership plans to:

- Market the region to attract and create jobs
- Recruit and retain companies, jobs and capital investment
- Support & partner with 33 economic development allies in the region
- Promote International trade, export development and recruitment of new foreign direct investment
- Enhance Houston's image as a top tier global business and talent capital
- Attract skilled talent to meet critical marketplace demands

The Partnership is a place for community-minded business leaders who want to be involved in Houston's positive growth and influence the direction in which Houston is going. Through the dedicated efforts of our members, the Partnership addresses Houston's unique challenges, and champions the growth and success of our region.
Since 1840, the Greater Houston Partnership has strived to make the region the best place to live, work and build a business. We serve over 1,200 member companies in the 11-county Houston region including Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker and Waller counties.

Join us as we work together to make Houston greater

Just a few items that show the impact of the Partnership's initiatives:

Houston's Key Labor Advantages:
The Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is home to more than 2.8 million jobs, the highest level in the region's history. With the MSA being a No. 1 manufacturing city (Manufacturers News, Inc.), a No. 1 Best Metro for STEM workers (Wallethub.com), and No. 2 Engineering City (Forbes).

The Community College Petrochemical Initiative: 
Funded with a grant by ExxonMobil Consists of community colleges and school districts in the greater Houston and Texas Gulf Coast area
Providing skills training for jobs in the petrochemical industry (e.g., welding, pipefitting, process technology, machine technology, engineering technology, instrumentation).

Houston Quality of Life Council:
The Hotel Concierge Association of Houston (HCA) is an organization that brings together hotel and apartment concierges to collaborate on ways to make Houston a great global city and ensure each visiting guest has the best experience. As the NCAA Final Four tournament comes into town on Apr. 1, Smith discussed the opportunity to showcase Houston's ability to host large entertainment events. The basketball tournament will be a favorable time to measure the hospitality industry in Houston, and the lessons learned will help Houston prepare for the 2017 Super Bowl. It will build excitement for future events and demonstrate the city's hospitality, diversity and dedication to ensuring a positive fan experience.

Houston's Metro Plan:
With Houston's status as America's next great global city, the Partnership released a new plan to drive economic growth by helping Houston businesses connect to international markets. The Houston Metro Export Plan applies six key findings from an in-depth market assessment to develop targeted export-related strategies to create jobs by helping companies increase their reach with global markets and customers. The plan was released at the organization's state of Houston's Global Economy event.

Arts and Culture Council:
The Partnership's first Arts and Culture Council meeting of 2016 was held February 9 and featured speakers from the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. Clint Pasche, Partnership vice president of communications, welcomed Jonathan Beitler, marketing and public relations consultant for the Center, and Michael Moore, board member of the Center, as the council speakers. They provided an overview of the organization's various sites and programs, including the Orange Show Monument, Smither Park, the Beer Can House, the Houston Art Car Parade, the Orange Show Art Bus, and their Eye Opener Tours and Art Experiences.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP INC

Board of directors
as of 09/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jamey Rootes

Houston Texans

Term: 2016 - 2016

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No