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A Glimpse Into The Greater Houston Partnership’s Job Forecast for 2017

Posted on · What kind of year has it been for the Greater Houston? And what will 2017 hold? At a Houston Region Economic Outlook event on Friday, (Dec. 9, 2016), the Greater Houston Partnership will unveil its job forecast for 2017. On this edition of Houston Matters, we take a sneak peak at that – and look back at the 2016 economic highlights for

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Could Houston Become Another Detroit?

Posted on · Moody’s Investors Service recently affirmed the City of Houston’s Aa2 credit rating. It’s a good grade, based on a generally robust economy. But Moody’s also changed its outlook for Houston from “stable” to “negative.” Why? The city’s growing pension costs — $3 billion and counting. Houston is hardly the only city in America facing looming pension obligations, […]

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The State of Houston’s Economy: Monday’s show (April 13, 2015)

Posted on · We launch a week-long series exploring “The State of Houston” with a conversation about Greater Houston’s economy on this edition of Houston Matters. We’ll talk with News 88.7 FM business reporter Andrew Schneider about the impact of recent low oil prices on Houstonians, recent developments in construction, whether real estate remains a seller’s market, and […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Oct. 30, 2013

Posted on · The Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau says Houston will host about two dozen major conventions this year – the most in five years. Officials estimate these conventions will bring some $430 million dollars into Houston’s economy. But there are some conventions Houston has been unable to snag. The city recently lost a bid to host the 2017 World […]