A long-standing lack of affordable housing combined with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has sparked a rise in rent and housing prices in the Lake Houston area as well as the number of residents seeking assistance with their housing payments over the last 18 months, local nonprofit leaders said.
The job fair is coming to local Texas Workforce Solutions offices, some of which are having early admission for veterans and their families.
The city of Humble approved an increased budget for fiscal year 2019-20 to fund mobility and infrastructure improvements. Humble City Council approved the FY 2019-20 budget on Sept. 12 that includes a $113.53 million total operating expenditure for FY 2019-20—a 1.7% increase from its $111.62 million budget for FY 2018-19.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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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 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.
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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.
Almost a year after Harvey dropped a trillion gallons of water across the Greater Houston area last August, Harris County is petitioning voters for a $2.5 billion bond referendum, which would fund flood control projects across the region and raise property tax rates if approved by voters Aug. 25.
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.
Harris County has acquired about $4.5 billion in federal funds for flood prevention projects across the area, bringing the county closer to solving its numerous flooding issues, officials said Monday.
Harris County officials identify Lake Houston area projects that could be funded by $2.5B bond election
Spurred by repeated widespread flooding events in recent years—culminating in Hurricane Harvey devastating southeast Texas last August—Harris County officials have decided to hold a $2.5 billion bond election Aug. 25 to fund flood mitigation projects throughout the county.