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.
Citing economic strain due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, ExxonMobil officials announced in a press release Oct. 29 plans to lay off approximately 1,900 employees primarily at its management offices in Houston.
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.
Rents for high-end Class A properties averaged $1,463 in August, the lowest such level in over two years.
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.
The Woodlands Township is formulating its 2020 budget this week, taking into account projected lower sales tax revenue and uncertainty about the future of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in the township as it looks at the likelihood of shortfalls in the next five years.
Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.
Shareholders of The Woodlands-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp. will decide Aug. 8 whether to approve the company's acquisition agreement with Occidental Petroleum Corp. announced earlier this year.
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.
Following a year of growth and development in The Woodlands area, long-term sustainability was the main focus at The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Outlook Conference Feb. 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 .
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 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.
Three candidates are running for Harris County judge this November. Community Impact Newspaper asked …