Economic Development

Growing Communities and Businesses

CenterPoint Energy's mission is to drive growth in our service areas. Our allies in this mission are economic development organizations (EDOs) and businesses in search of markets in which to expand or relocate.

The Economic Development team at CenterPoint Energy exists to serve these allies with a combination of experienced, responsive professionals and access to critical information and analytical services such as gas and electrical infrastructure and demographics.

Providing Services to Customers

CenterPoint Energy is a Texas deregulated utility in an Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) deregulated market. To learn more, visit the ERCOT website

With about 3,700 miles of transmission lines and nearly 50,000 miles of distribution lines, we deliver electricity to more than 2.4 million customers in a 5,000 square-mile area on behalf of 85 retail electric providers.

We are a customer-focused company that works hard to understand, meet, and exceed our customers' needs and deliver a great service experience. The company's efforts have resulted in numerous customer satisfaction awards. To learn more. visit our awards and recognition page.


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Offering Personalized Support

Your Economic Development market specialist provides you with a personal point-of-contact for all your project needs.

Ginger Baldwin
Senior eMobility Consultant
832-517-0197 (mobile)
View Economic Development Organizations - West Region (PDF)

Lonnie McDuell
Project technician at large

Jose Sanchez
Senior Economic Development Consultant
713-447-0182 (mobile)

Working with Partner Organizations

CenterPoint Energy partners with a diverse range of CenterPoint Energy departments to identify and capitalize on programs that promote sustained growth in our communities.

To learn more about CenterPoint Energy programs that may fit your needs or to arrange introductions with our experts, please contact us.

Partner Organizations:

Intrastate Pipeline and Construction
Clean Air Technologies Program
Electric Vehicles
Power Alert Service

CenterPoint Energy Electric Efficiency Programs