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The Greater Houston Partnership has raised more than $20 million for Opportunity HoustonSM, a $40 million campaign that will support the Partnership‚s strategic plan to contribute to the creation of 600,000 new jobs, $60 billion in capital investment and $225 billion in foreign trade for the Houston region. "We're excited to be halfway there. Never before have we seen such a fast-moving, collective and collaborative effort than with Opportunity HoustonSM," said Jeff Moseley, Partnership president and CEO.
Greater Houston Partnership Reaches Halfway Mark...
HOUSTON, TX | Posted on January 4th, 2007
Through economic development organizations and local businesses, each of the 10 counties in the greater Houston area is represented and has committed to investing in Opportunity HoustonSM.
In addition to founding investments from organizations like Shell Oil Company and Exxon Mobil, the following organizations have recently committed to investing in Opportunity HoustonSM:
- CITGO - $2,500,000
- Chevron - $2,000,000
- Port of Houston Authority - $100,000
- Tejas Office Products - $25,000
- Katy Area Economic Development Council - $5,000
- Greater Conroe Economic Development Council - $5,000
- Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce - $5,000
Total investments from all organizations to date are $20,697,500.
Chaired by Houston Astros‚ owner Drayton McLane, Opportunity HoustonSM targets the aviation and aerospace, energy and petrochemical, medical and biotechnology, information technology and nanotechnology industries. All are among the economic sectors identified by the Partnership's strategic plan as critical to the region's future prosperity.
About Opportunity Houston
The Greater Houston Partnership is the primary advocate of the Houston-area business community and is dedicated to building regional economic prosperity. It represents 10 counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Waller.
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Lori Martin, Vollmer Public Relations
Lindsey Klingensmith, Vollmer Public Relations
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