Katy
1:57 PM Jan 18, 2021 CST

Katy discusses growth, hurdles of 2020 at annual State of the City event

As the city of Katy navigated the effects of the pandemic, changes in 2020 included budget cuts and revenue shortfalls; however, 2020 also brought lower property tax rates and an increase of more than $300 million in the city’s appraised value.


Spring | Klein
1:09 PM Jan 14, 2021 CST

Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce swears in 2021 board of directors Jan. 14

This year, former chair-elect Crystal Molen will serve as board chair, while former board chair Tom Petrick will serve as a board member.


Spring | Klein

Pandemic-induced retail conveniences are here to stay, official says

According to Jazz Hamilton, first vice president with the Retail Brokerage Services group for CBRE, between January and November of 2020, consumers spent almost $550 billion online—a 33% increase from 2019.



Cy-Fair

Low inventory, interest rates influence Cy-Fair's real estate market throughout pandemic

While local home sales dipped in the spring, Cy-Fair’s market began to bounce back in June and ended up reaching about the same level of sales as the previous year.


Cy-Fair

Fighting on: Business owners adapt as pandemic wears on

Despite worsening trends in coronavirus cases, the start of vaccine ditribution has sparked optimism


Conroe | Montgomery

Sales, management, maintenance are leading employment sectors in Conroe, Montgomery, Willis

Check out what the top occupations are in Conroe, Montgomery and Willis.


Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake

Here's what small businesses should know about the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program

A second round of the Paycheck Protection Program has been approved by Congress and aims to continue distributing financial relief to small businesses. Here is everything you need to know about the second round of the loan program.



Sugar Land | Missouri City

Impact roundup: Top 10 business stories from Sugar Land, Missouri City in 2020

This year the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions that came with it posed many challenges for the Sugar Land and Missouri City business community. But as some business had to permanently close, others announced they had opened or were coming soon.


Sugar Land | Missouri City

Fort Bend County small businesses eligible for up to $25,000 in forgivable grant funds

On Dec. 16, Fort Bend County began accepting applications for the Small Business Grant Program, a forgivable grant program for small businesses in the area.


Bellaire | Meyerland | West University

Microsoft will join Houston's Ion innovation hub as a tenant

In August, Microsoft also committed to investments in workforce development in the area.


Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott addresses COVID-19 vaccine, economic effects

The governor explained what Texas has learned from the pandemic and how that will affect legislative priorities.



Cy-Fair

Q&A: How the pandemic could change Houston’s restaurant industry long term

From ghost kitchens to margaritas to go, experts believe some restaurant trends from 2020 are here to stay beyond the pandemic.


Cy-Fair

Cy-Fair's population grew by nearly 12% between 2014-19

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Cy-Fair's demographics are becoming more diverse as the community grows.


Cy-Fair

Employment forecast: Houston’s economy has ‘a long way to go’ to fully recover from COVID-19 recession

Patrick Jankowski said he projects between 35,000-52,000 new jobs will be added to the Houston region in the coming year, but it all depends on whether the COVID-19 virus can be contained.


Sugar Land | Missouri City

Amazon fulfillment center coming to Missouri City in 2021

The 1 million-square-foot facility is set to create more than 500 full-time jobs.



Bellaire | Meyerland | West University

Retail leasing in Bellaire-Meyerland-West University absorbs a shock

So far, data on retail leasing shows occupancy and rents holding steady, but 2020 is not over yet.


Spring | Klein

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to relocate headquarters from Silicon Valley to Springwoods Village

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced Dec. 1 plans to relocate its headquarters from San Jose, California to a brand new campus in the Greater Houston area, which is under construction in CityPlace at Springwoods Village.