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Where Does Houston Stand in the Global Economy?

Posted on · (Above: Countries shaded in blue are among Houston’s top 20 trading partners. Image Courtesy: Greater Houston Partnership) We often hear that Houston is a global city – but what does that mean? The term might be used to describe our area’s much-touted cultural diversity. But it could also be used to describe the region’s role […]

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Houston’s Place in the Global Economy, and Nursing Shortage Update: Monday’s Show (May 22, 2017)

Posted on · We often hear that Houston is a global city – but what does that mean? The term might be used to describe our area’s much-touted cultural diversity. But it could also be used to describe the region’s role as an international economic engine. To see just where Houston stacked up on the latter front, researchers from […]

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Houston Continues to Be the Nation’s Leading Exporter, But of What?

Posted on · Houston has been the nation’s top exporting metropolitan area since 2012, according to the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. And, in 2014, Texas exports hit an all-time high of $289 billion. Of course, much of the state’s exports flow through the Houston Ship Channel. So what are we exporting? Petroleum and coal products were […]

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NRG Stadium Upgrades and Experimental Drugs: Wednesday’s Show (March 18, 2015)

Posted on · As we discussed last month on this program, Houston’s NRG Stadium will host Super Bowl 51 in February of 2017. According to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, the NFL says it now wants around $50 million in renovations to the stadium before the big game. The Chronicle quotes Peter O’Reilly, the NFL’s Senior Vice President […]