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The Future of Coal and Our Aging Water Infrastructure: Monday’s Show (September 28, 2015)

Posted on · It’s sort of overlooked here in Greater Houston amid a prominent oil and gas industry, but we do still have coal-fired power plants. And a recent report from the Sierra Club is singling out one such plant in Fort Bend County. On today’s edition of Houston Matters, we talk with the Sierra Club about why […]

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One Year After ‘City With No Limits’ Campaign: Is Houston Succeeding in Drawing More Millennials and Tourists?

Posted on · Just over a year ago, the Greater Houston Partnership launched a branding campaign to encourage Millennials to move to Houston. Is it working? And what other efforts are underway to bring people here to visit – or to stay? On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about official efforts to sell Houston’s image across the […]

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Will Houston’s Ties to the Global Economy Help it Weather Sagging Oil Prices?

Posted on · The Greater Houston Partnership Wednesday (5/27/15) held an event examining the “State of Houston’s Global Economy.” With that in mind, we talk with Richard Stubbe, Houston Bureau Chief and editor on energy markets for Bloomberg News, about the latest trends we’re seeing among Houston-based companies engaged in global economic activities, including (but not limited to) the oil […]

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Houston Educators Encouraging More Students to Go Into Trades

Posted on · We talk with Dr. Stephen Head, the Chancellor of Lone Star College, and Peter Beard, the Senior Vice President of Regional Workforce Development at the Greater Houston Partnership, about their efforts to encourage and train students for careers in trades amid a workforce skill gap.

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No Child Left Behind, Food Insecurity and the Bicycle Museum: Tuesday’s show (February 24, 2015)

Posted on · Last month, the U.S. Department of Education rejected the Lone Star State’s new educator evaluation system. Texas must create an evaluation system that meets federal guidelines if the state wants to keep its No Child Left Behind waiver. Texas education officials have until March 31 to submit a new set of guidelines. Those proposed revisions come […]

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New GHP Chair Discusses Her Vision for the Organization

Posted on · In January, Gina Luna became the new chair of the Greater Houston Partnership, a local non-profit that brings together business leaders interested in shaping Houston’s growth. Luna is the chair of JPMorgan Chase in Houston, and she sits down for a conversation about how she intends to define her new role with the GHP, what her goals […]

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Full-Day Pre-K and Bobby Whitlock: Thursday’s show (February 19, 2015)

Posted on · Legislation recently filed in the Texas House would create an incentive payment system for school districts offering full-day prekindergarten programs. The measure provides additional state funding for districts that agree to adopt a number of policies for those programs. Almost half of school districts in the state currently fund full-day programs, even though the state […]

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Does Houston’s Economic Growth Have a Dark Side?

Posted on · Late last month, Forbes magazine published its list of the fastest growing U.S. cities for 2015. Houston ranked No. 1. Austin was No. 2. Dallas was third. Fort Worth and San Antonio also cracked the top ten. The list is based on population growth, employment data, and other economic indicators. Even with oil prices dropping precipitously […]

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Truth About Houston’s Economy: Wednesday’s Show (February 18, 2015)

Posted on · Late last month, Forbes magazine published its list of the fastest growing U.S. cities for 2015. Houston ranked No. 1. Austin was No. 2. Dallas was third. Fort Worth and San Antonio also cracked the top ten. The list is based on population growth, employment data, and other economic indicators. Even with oil prices dropping precipitously […]

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What Will 2015 Look Like for Houston’s Economy?

Posted on · On Thursday, The Greater Houston Partnership officially unveils its economic forecast for the region for the coming year. But we have a preview for you on today’s Houston Matters. From employment, to industry, to trade, travel, real estate, the cost of living, and more, the report outlines how Greater Houston is faring. We discuss the report with […]

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Economic Forecast, Chemical Safety, and Holiday Events: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Posted on · On Thursday, The Greater Houston Partnership officially unveils its economic forecast for the region for the coming year. But we have a preview for you on today’s Houston Matters. From employment, to industry, to trade, travel, real estate, the cost of living, and more, the report outlines how Greater Houston is faring. We discuss the report with […]