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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 Development http://www.cedd.hctx.net
Northern Region – Karen Gregory
Baytown/West Chambers County Economic Development Foundation   http://www.baytownedf.org/
Cy-Fair Economic Development Council  http://www.cyfairchamber.com/
Economic Alliance of the Houston Port Region http://www.allianceportregion.com
Lone Star College System http://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 Development http://www.walleredc.org
Waller County Economic Development http://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 Economic 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 Development http://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 Development http://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 Tourism http://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 
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