U.S. Small Business Administration lending in Houston during FY 2019-20 amounts to 19 years of typical lending
About 236,000 businesses in the Houston area were approved for assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration from October 2019-September 2020.
In the midst of 2020’s economic downturn, Harris County continues to consider social vulnerability when prioritizing flood mitigation projects
Zoning expert and law professor Sara Bronin explained how marginalized populations can find themselves in a “vicious cycle” when government agencies do not take steps to protect them from flooding.
However, failing to further develop a talent pipeline in medical expertise would lead to job losses, the report notes.
Harris County establishes $10M Early Childhood Impact Fund, selects organizations to administer additional $7.3M in assistance
Approximately $17.3 million in assistance programs will soon be available to Harris County residents in need, thanks to three programs recently established by the Harris County Commissioners Court.
Furloughed, unemployed and underemployed Harris County residents could be eligible for one of 17 training programs.
While the Greater Houston area has seen a glut of office space for the last six years, Patrick Jankowski said the industrial buildup has happened more in the past year and a half.
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.