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How Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks are Houston’s Energy and Healthcare Companies?

Posted on · Tomorrow the Greater Houston Partnership holds its annual Cybersecurity Forum. It’s a gathering of experts and business leaders to discuss how agencies, businesses and organizations can protect themselves against cyber attacks. Since last year’s forum, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, released a new set of cyber standards – guidelines […]

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Corporal Punishment, Cybersecurity and Turning Recycling Trucks into Art: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Posted on · The case of NFL star Adrian Peterson being accused of child abuse has brought the topic of corporal punishment to the minds of the nation and many in Greater Houston. Many have criticized his alleged actions — but plenty have defended him saying they were also hit by their parents growing up. On this edition […]

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Richardson: How Immigration Reform Might Benefit the Texas Economy

Posted on · Former Congressman, Governor, Energy Secretary, and one-time presidential candidate Bill Richardson of New Mexico will be in Houston Tuesday to discuss the relationship between immigration reform and economic growth in Texas. He’s speaking at an event presented at the Greater Houston Partnership and organized by the Texas Association of Business and the American Competitiveness Alliance. We hear what Richardson has […]

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Perry Indicted, Bill Richardson, and Pet Care: Houston Matters for Monday, August 18, 2014

Posted on · Rick Perry is the first Texas Governor in nearly a century to face a criminal charge. Late Friday, Gov. Perry was indicted on two charges alleging he abused his power as governor to pressure a district attorney arrested for drunk driving to resign, by threatening to cut off funding for her office. On this edition […]

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Who’s Moving Here & What’s Their Impact?

Posted on · In a typical year, more than 60,000 people move to the Houston region. They tend to be young (the median age in Harris County is just under 33). In many cases, they’re here to start or advance their careers, because this is where the jobs are. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll discuss what […]

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The New Houstonians, Kids and Technology, and Bats: Houston Matters for Tues., Feb. 25, 2014

Posted on · In a typical year, more than 60,000 people move to the Houston region. They tend to be young (the median age in Harris County is just under 33). In many cases, they’re here to start or advance their careers, because this is where the jobs are. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll discuss what […]

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The Greater Houston Partnership on Houston’s Transportation and Jobs

Posted on · The Greater Houston Partnership held a forum earlier this month discussing the city’s transportation. We discuss the state of the city’s transportation infrastructure with Leonard D. Waterworth, Executive Director of Port of Houston Authority, and Bob Harvey, President and CEO of Greater Houston Partnership. Then, we talk with Patrick Jankowski, the Greater Houston Partnership’s Vice President […]

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Future Transportation & Jobs in Houston, The Lascaux Cave & Houston Sports: Houston Matters for Mon., Dec. 23, 2013

Posted on · Earlier this month, Houston transportation officials came together to talk about the challenges the city faces in 2014 and the years ahead. Those challenges include a potential projected population growth of more than 60 percent in Texas over the next 25 years. Officials say this forecast calls for more attention to the infrastructure of Houston’s […]