​​Partners

Regional Economic Development Organizations (EDOs)

Our business is driven by relationships founded on years of trust and reliability. The Economic Development team has strong ties throughout the local and state economic development communities. To contact a regional manager, click on his or her name below.

Region At-Large - Dudley Van Ness
Greater Houston Partnership ​​​http://www.houston.org
Harris County Community and Economic Developmenthttp://www.cedd.hctx.net

Northern Region - Karen Gregory
Baytown/West Cha​mbers County Economic Development Foundation  http://www.baytownedf.org/
Cy-Fair Economic Development Council http://www.cyfairchamber.com/
Economic Alliance of the Houston Port Regionhttp://www.allianceportregion.com
Lone Star College Systemhttp://www.lonestar.edu/
North Houston Association http://www.north-houston.com/
South Montgomery County Woodlands Economic Development http://www.edpartnership.net  
Tomball Economic Development Council http://www.tomballtxedc.org 
Waller City Economic Developmenthttp://www.walleredc.org
Waller County Economic Developmenthttp://www.wallercounty.org

Southern Region - Bill Banta
East End Management District  http://www.greatereastend.com  
Economic Development Alliance of Brazoria County http://www.eda-bc.com  
Port of Freeport Economic Development http://www.portfreeport.com  
Port of Houston Economic Development  http://www.portofhouston.com
Uptown Houston http://www.uptown-houston.com

Eastern Region - Gwen Wagner
Bay Area Houston Eco​nomic Partnership http://www.bayareahouston.com  
Galveston County Economic Alliance http://www.gcea.us  
Galveston Economic Development Partnership http://www.gedp.org  
Pearland Economic Development Corporation http://www.pearlandedc.com  
Port of Galveston Economic Development http://www.portofgalveston.com  

Western Region - Ken Courville
City of Rosenberg Economic ​Development Department​http://www.rosenbergecodev.com/
City of Sugar Land Economic Developmenthttp://www.sugarlandecodev.com/
Greater Ft. Bend Economic Development Council  http://www.fortbendcounty.org
Katy Area Economic Development Council http://www.katyedc.org  
Missouri City Economic Developmenthttp://www.missouricitytx.gov/
Businesses/Economic-Development
Sealy Economic Development Corporation  http://www.ci.sealy.tx.us  
Wharton Economic Development http://www.whartonedc.com  

State, National & Industry Organizations​

To support our partnerships with economic development organizations, the Economic Development team has built strong alliances within the industries driving Houston's diverse economy.

BioHouston ​http://www.biohouston.org  
Central Houston, Inc. http://www.centralhouston.org 
Greater Houston Coffee Association http://www.houstoncoffeeassn.org  
Houston Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association http://www.hffva.org
International Economic Development Council  http://www.iedconline.org   
Office of the Governor of Economic Development and Tourismhttp://www.governor.state.tx.us/
divisions/ecodev
Team Texas http://www.teamtexasonline.com
Texas Economic Development Council  http://www.texasedc.org
Texas Healthcare and BioScience Institute http://www.thbi.com/
Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center  http://www.tmac.org   
UH Small Business Development Center  http://www.sbdc.uh.edu/sbdc
Utility Economic Development Association http://www.utilityeda.com