‘It’s been a rough year for us’: Expert explains economic effects of winter storm, ongoing pandemic in Houston region
“It's been a rough year for us economically; it's been a rough year for us public health wise. It's just been a rough year for us psychologically—first the coronavirus and then the freeze," said Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research with the Greater Houston Partnership.
As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.
Emerging technology and alternative-energy sectors could help ease the blow of the downturn in Houston's oil and gas industry caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Employees at George Bush Intercontinental, William P. Hobby and Ellington airports will see a boosted minimum wage following an executive order signed by Mayor Sylvester Turner on Oct. 9.
With Harris County commissioners poised to adopt the first tax rate increase the county has seen since 1996, court Democrats and Republicans remained at odds following the first public hearing on the proposed increase Sept. 20. In the wake of Tropical Depression Imelda, disaster recovery was also at the top of mind for people on both sides of the debate.
Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.
Among the first words astronauts said after landing on the moon on July 20, 1969, were, “Houston ... the eagle has landed.”
Under an agreement with the city of Houston effective July 1, Airbnb is now automatically collecting the city's hotel occupancy tax, yielding a potential annual windfall of $3 million for tourism and arts initiatives, the company said.
Weeks after a massive fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility garnered national attention, a panel of state lawmakers heard dueling testimony April 29 on a bill that would strengthen state oversight of above-ground petrochemical tanks.
Before work on the five-year project to widen Hwy. 146 through Seabrook and Kemah began in February, residents had grave concerns.
As hurricane season approaches in Texas, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced a statewide sales tax holiday this weekend, April 27-29, on emergency preparedness supplies.
Following two years of recovery in 2017 and 2018, job growth in Houston is expected to level off and remain stable for 2019, said Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research at the Greater Houston Partnership. Houston will see an increase of 71,000 jobs this year compared to 73,000 last year, Jankowski said.
Since implementing its strategic plan last year, League City has made headway on several goals and will accomplish more before the end of the year, officials said at the annual State of the City address March 8.
More than 20 Texas lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have signed an open letter urging President Donald Trump to avoid using the $15 billion in federal funding appropriated for Hurricane Harvey relief as a means to pay for a border wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and end the ongoing government shutdown .
There is plenty of news happening in the Bay Area, and stories will unfold throughout the year. Here are a …
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As the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history continues, local agencies and residents have begun …
The Greater Houston area is projected to create 71,000 jobs in 2019, according to the Greater Houston Partnership's annual Houston Employment Forecast released Dec. 5.
Greater Houston Partnership: Houston must recruit talent, focus on collaboration to maintain economic status
The greater Houston area boasts strong economic assets—it is home to the world’s largest energy center, two international airports and the sixteenth busiest port in the world, and it is the number one region for exports in the country, said Susan Davenport, senior vice president of economic development for the Greater Houston Partnership.
League City officials are considering a May bond election that would ask residents for permission to borrow up to $230 million to address flooding, traffic and other issues in the city.
Weeks after announcing a spring basketball tournament will bring an estimated $500,000 to League City’s economy, the League City Convention & Visitors Bureau last week unveiled it will host gymnastic competitions expected to bring 1,000 athletes, coaches and their families to the area.
Three candidates are running for Harris County judge this November. Community Impact Newspaper asked …
League City and Clear Creek ISD will be home to the 20th Annual Texas Classic Basketball tournament April 26-28, which is expected to bring an estimated $500,000 boost to the local economy, according to a press release.