‘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.
If passed into law, the congressman's bill would override the president's order, according to a statement.
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.
Check out what the top occupations are in Conroe, Montgomery and Willis.
Updated 8:50 a.m. Sept. 23: Resident John Nicks was originally incorrectly spelled John Nix.
Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.
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.
The Lake Conroe Region Outlook 2019 was held at the La Torretta resort on March 29, where six sets of panelists, two guest presenters and a keynote speaker gave their expert perspectives on local economic development topics from health care, workforce development and education to property development and infrastructure. The event was moderated by Julie Cannon, general manager of the Community Impact Newspaper Conroe-Montgomery edition.
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.
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 .
As the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history continues, local agencies and residents have begun …
Montgomery County is anticipated to see professional job growth and increased home sales in 2019, according to Scott Davis, senior vice president for Meyers Research , LLC. On Dec. 6, the Montgomery County Builders and Developers Division— a branch of the Greater Houston Builders Association—hosted a luncheon to provide an economic outlook for 2019.
The Conroe-headquartered Spirit of Texas Bank acquired First Beeville Financial Corp. and its subsidary, the First National Bank of Beeville, on Nov. 26 according to a press release.
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.
Despite an overall budget increase of 4.8 percent and the addition of 34 new county employees, Montgomery County Commissioners Court approved a 2019 fiscal year budget that keeps the existing property tax rate of 46.67 cents per $100 home valuation.
Every year, the Texas Legislature sets the dates for an annual sales tax holiday on school supplies and clothing. This year’s sales tax holiday is Aug. 10-12.
The University of Houston Law Center received a $205,000 grant from the Greater Houston Community Foundation on July 12 that will allow the law center to launch its Hurricane Consumer Assistance Program.
New jobs and homes are booming in the Greater Houston area: it is ranked No. 4 in the nation for top job growth markets and No. 2 for adding new homes.
Houston city population plateaus in 2016-17 as metro misses list of fastest-growing U.S. cities for first time in years
The city of Houston added 8,235 people last year, according to 2016-17 U.S. Census estimates released this week, growing the overall population by a fraction of a percent after more steady growth in recent years.
Texas Central and Amtrak announced Friday that the two companies have reached an agreement offering through-ticketing and transfer services for passengers traveling between Amtrak and Texas Central stations.
Americans will file taxes on Tuesday, April 17 this year. For those who have not filed yet, here are a few …
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