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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

Members' expertise, commitment and hard work help us move the needle in ways that make a significant impact on the region.

Grow Your Network

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

Gain Valuable Insights

Access data and expert analysis on the economy, demographics and business trends.

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. 

Forums

Forums are hosted the first Tuesday of each month and bring members together to get a pulse on the industries and initiatives shaping Houston as a great global city.

Houston is a city that takes on humankind’s boldest challenges head-on — both here on earth and far beyond. With over 500 space, aviation and aerospace-related firms and institutions, Houston has been a pioneering hub in this sector for more than 50 years.

Houston's arts and sports scenes offer residents and visitors an unparalleled cultural tapestry. From world-class museums to thrilling athletic events, this convergence creates a vibrant, diverse atmosphere that enhances the city's identity, providing enriching entertainment and a unique sense of community for all.

Houston's education system is a cornerstone for the thriving business community. With strong public and higher education institutions, our educational institutions cultivate a skilled workforce and fosters innovation. The city's commitment to education ensures a pipeline of talent, driving economic growth and sustainability for businesses in diverse sectors.

Houston, the Energy Capital of the World, is leveraging its energy leadership to accelerate global solutions for an energy-abundant, low-carbon future.

Houston's robust health and healthcare landscape play a pivotal role in sustaining the city's business community. Access to world-class medical facilities enhances workforce well-being, productivity, and attracts talent. A healthy population supports a resilient business environment, fostering innovation, productivity, and long-term economic success for Houston.

Houston, a global economic hub, thrives on international investment and trade. Boasting a strategic location and diverse industries, the city attracts foreign investors, fostering economic growth. A strong port system and our international airports offer vital gateway, facilitates seamless trade, positioning the city as a key player in the international business landscape.

Finding solutions to the problems that matter most is baked into Houston’s DNA. As the Third Coast for Life Sciences, the region’s world-class medical centers, research institutes and private companies are taking on the greatest medical challenges of our generation.

Houston has the skilled workforce, expertise and logistics capabilities needed to manufacture, transport and distribute goods to customers across the country and around the world – positioning it as the ideal location for businesses to connect across the globe.

Houston's dynamic and expansive real estate market serves as a foundation for our thriving business community. A diverse range of commercial spaces, from downtown skyscrapers to suburban developments, accommodates the evolving needs of businesses. The real estate landscape in Houston reflects and supports the city's economic vitality.

Facilitating economic growth across the 12-county region and improving quality of life requires innovative, multi-modal mobility and technology plans that allow Houstonians equitable access to navigate all our great city has to offer.

Greater Houston and its employers need the finest skilled workforce in the world to be a great global city in the 21st century. Training programs and workforce development opportunities strengthen the pipeline of skilled workers that employers need and create better pathways to opportunity and prosperity.

Leadership Programs

Designed to empower and equip high potential employees, these programs offer interactive skill-building experiences, insider conversations with industry and community leaders, and fostered connections with like-minded peers throughout the region.

Houston Energy Leader Accelerator

Professionals serving the energy sector interested in strengthening Houston’s position as the Energy Capital of the World will benefit from this cohort-based series designed to provide participants with an inside look at the energy transition in Houston, including best practices for building an energy abundant future for Houston, evolving policies related to energy progress, community engagement and talent development, and an active network of energy industry practitioners. First cohort launches fall 2024. 

Houston Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE)

HYPE offers dedicated professional development experiences for the next generation of business and community leaders at member companies through unique, regular engagements throughout the year and a curated bimonthly newsletter geared towards building their skills and enhancing their leadership potential. HYPE members are typically early- to mid-career professionals interested in growing their career potential.

Women on the Rise

Formerly known as “Women’s Business Alliance (WBA),” Women on the Rise celebrates high potential women interested in networking and idea-sharing with like-minded women as well as advancing their professional skills. Ongoing experiences throughout the year emphasizing connection with peers, exposure to business and community leaders and skill development are offered in addition to a curated bimonthly newsletter. 

Member Engagement Programming

These offerings deliver valuable content suited to all industries, interests and experience levels.

Public Policy

These offerings provide organizations with exclusive opportunities to network with influential policy leaders, engage in crucial discussions and play an integral role in advocating for the greater Houston region.

Future of Texas
The Future of Texas series features influential leaders, elected officials and government relations professionals shaping policy at our state, local and federal levels.

 

Houston in Focus
Houston In Focus convenes elected leaders, chamber partners and members for conversations with the region’s most influential leaders, sharing how key allies work together to build a strong future for the Houston region, expanding growth and opportunity across our 12-county footprint.

 

Women in Government
Held in both the spring and fall, these gatherings are an opportunity to build relationships with women working in government affairs, public affairs, or in federal, state or local government while amplifying the tremendous work done by females in the government relations industry. 

Talent and Workforce 

Programs featuring conversations about strengthening the greater Houston region’s talent pipeline by creating opportunity for all. 

Let’s Talk Talent
Curated, bimonthly newsletter including workforce trends and issues articles, relevant programs and events announcements, and Partnership data insights.

 

One Houston Together Workshops
Leaders need clarity and support on what works to create significant, quantifiable and sustainable impact on equity and inclusion. Relying on data-informed insights and proven practices, this interactive peer-to-peer learning series features experienced practitioners and business leaders offering actionable advice on how to remove obstacles, advance opportunity, and develop capabilities to drive progress at every level of an organization.

 

UpSkill Houston: Workforce of the Future Series
This UpSkill Houston series brings Houston-area employers and thought leaders together to discuss one of the region’s most critically important challenges -- workforce. UpSkill Houston is nationally recognized and serves as a forum for leaders of business, industry, education and community organizations to engage with each other and forward-thinking national leaders to address the challenges and opportunities related to growing our region's talent pipeline.

Other Offerings 

Gatherings open to all members to facilitate connections and foster active engagement in the Partnership. Most events listed offered biannually. 

B2B Networking
Develop connections with fellow members by participating in structured networking events.

 

Membership 101
Learn more about the Partnership’s work and how your organization can be an active member.

 

Pop-Up at the Partnership
Curated, timely experiences for members to gain the latest information that will help your business and career now.

 

Regions
Enjoy behind-the-scenes experiences featuring member companies within the Partnership’s 12-county region that highlights economic development and growth. 

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

Become a Member Today

Ready to join the Partnership? Follow this link to complete our membership interest form and we will get in touch to get you involved!  

Need more information about Membership? Your dedicated team member can help:

  • Facilitate and foster key relationships
  • Assist in evaluating and applying incentives
  • Identify potential business facilities
Nichelle Poindexter
Vice President
Member Acquisition & Engagement
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713-844-3685
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