Businesses, restaurants in Tomball, Magnolia look to end of pandemic unemployment benefits for relief
“We’ve gone up to offering $16 an hour. We are just a very small business; we’re a food truck," said Miguel Camacho, owner of Señor Burrito Co. "We’re still not able to find someone to fill those positions.”
The cities of Tomball and Magnolia will receive a combined total of more than $3 million in federal funds to assist with economic shortfalls resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The job fair is coming to local Texas Workforce Solutions offices, some of which are having early admission for veterans and their families.
While the proposed tax rate is lower than the current rate, tax payers may actually end up paying more since the values of homes statewide increased this year, according to County Administrator David Berry.
Patrick Jankowski of the Greater Houston Partnership said while the region has recovered about 59% of jobs lost during the pandemic, Houston is falling behind other major metropolitan areas when it comes to economic recovery.
Small businesses throughout Harris County will soon be able to apply for COVID-19 relief grants ranging from $5,000-$25,000.
Metropolitan Transit Authority outlines light rail funding developments, COVID-19 ridership effect on METRONext
At a North Houston Association transportation committee meeting, METRO President Tom Lambert provided an update about the METRONext Moving Forward plan.
Montgomery County commissioners vote on proposed tax rate, set date for public hearing on FY 2021-22 budget
A public hearing is scheduled for Aug. 20 to adopt the final budget and tax rate for the 2021-22 fiscal year.
Sourced by funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, eligible residents will receive a one-time payment of $1,500 to support urgent needs.
While Houston job recovery lags due to the pandemic, area home sales are strong, according to the Greater Houston Partnership.
According to NAI Partners, the Greater Houston area has 71 craft breweries.
Online spending in the U.S. was up 44% from 2019 to 2020, and transportation expert Bill Eisele said this uptick has put a strain on the region’s transportation system.
Because of an increased demand for lumber, steel, copper and even appliances, more than 70% of contractors nationwide faced supply shortages in the first quarter of this year.
'Our most vulnerable Texans': Every Texan analyst talks labor market lag, effect of ending federal unemployment supplement
Jonathan Lewis, a senior policy analyst with Austin-based nonprofit Every Texan, discussed challenges businesses are facing in finding employees.
Gov. Greg Abbott announces end-date for Texans to receive federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits
Effective June 26, unemployed Texans will no longer be eligible to receive the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.
High demand for residential properties along with a shrinking inventory of homes translated into a roughly 8%-10% increase in residential values on average across the county this year
Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.
About 37% of Houston office employees had returned to in-person work as of the end of March, as compared to an average of less than 25% in other major U.S. metros.
'A developer couldn’t have placed Tomball in a better location if they really tried': Commercial, industrial growth in city of Tomball to create nearly 450 jobs
Several companies are moving into the Tomball Business & Technology Park, including a new brewery and restaurant opening in late 2021, said Kelly Violette, executive director of the Tomball Economic Development Corp.
‘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.
A second round of the Paycheck Protection Program has been approved by Congress and aims to continue distributing financial relief to small businesses. Here is everything you need to know about the second round of the loan program.