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A Field Trip to the Houston Maritime Museum

Posted on · You’re surely aware that Houston has a ship channel. And perhaps you’ve even heard that the city’s port is one of the busiest in the country. But still, many might not think of Houston as a big sea-faring city. But Houston has enough of a maritime history to warrant its own museum. The Houston Maritime Museum […]

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How Will TTIP Affect Houston Businesses?

Posted on · The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) aims to streamline trade between the United States and the European Union. With so much international trade going through the Port of Houston, how will this deal affect the Greater Houston region? We ask the pro-business Greater Houston Partnership’s Horacio Licon. He’s the partnership’s vice president of international investment and […]

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With Oil So Low, Why is Houston’s Petrochemical Industry Booming?

Posted on · While oil prices continue to remain in the $30 range, Houston’s oil and gas industry is struggling. But one industry that’s booming right now is the city’s petrochemical industry. That’s because oil is used by many petrochemical companies to make their products. That means things are booming in the city of Baytown and at the Port […]