​​​​Economic Development

Helping grow 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.

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 your customers' needs and deliver a great service experience. The company's efforts have resulted in numerous customer satisfaction awards.


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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.

Catherine "Caeti" Pellegrin
Economic Development Manager

Michelle Hundley
Economic Development Lead Consultant
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Cam Yearty
Economic Development Lead Consultant
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Henry Batt
Economic Development Analyst

Regional economic development 

CenterPoint Energy works with a diverse range of state and local organizations to identify and capitalize on programs that promote sustained growth in our communities. 

Regional organizations

There are a variety of programs at CenterPoint Energy 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.