Politics Council Delves into Texas Primary Results Brandon Rottinghaus, associate professor of political science at the University of Houston, discussed the Super Tuesday primary election results from March 1, 2016 and what they will mean to the next Texas state legislative session, session of Congress and to the 2016 general election. Hirschhorn presented on service and trade compliance rules, specifically as they relate to sales and compliance departments within companies that export goods and services.Houston Energy Council Features Chief Technologist and Data Scientist Mr.Education Council discusses link between workforce development and education, highlights Up Skill Houston initiative Peter Beard, Partnership Senior Vice President of Workforce Development, presented on the Partnership's Up Skill Houston initiative.
Amazon announces plans to open new Houston-area fulfillment center, creating 1,000 jobs Amazon has announced plans to open its seventh Texas fulfillment center in the Houston region.
The company currently employs more than 10,000 full-time hourly associates at its five operating Texas fulfillment centers.
Economic Development Council discusses exciting developments with Texas Medical Center Shawn Cloonan, Senior Vice President and General Counsel with TMC, gave details on the various real estate expansions happening at the Medical Center. Politics Council hosts Bob Stein of Rice University to discuss Houston voter participation and polling analysis Stein presented on voter participation in the City of Houston and his polling analysis on 2015 Houston municipal election.
The Honorable Kelly Ralston, Consul General of Australia in Houston, speaks at the Partnership's Coffee with the Consuls series She discussed the objectives of the Australian Trade Commission, Austrade, and Australia's growing relationship with Houston.
Energy Council Hosts Discussion of Opportunities with Oil Carl W.
Neuhaus, Managing Director of DI Services at Drillinginfo, Inc., shared information on how there may be opportunities in exploration and production, even with oil below per barrel. The Greater Houston Partnership has the Forecast The Partnership is releasing its 2016 employment forecast at the annual Houston Region Economic Outlook event on Monday, Dec. Transportation Council hosts discussion on innovative mobile app Ride Scout and Austin-based think tank Glasshouse Policy The Partnership held its Transportation Council on November 17 in the Partnership board room.Thurber, Partner at Andrews Kurth, provided a broad overview of the process for LNG facilities including structure, financing and regulatory requirements.Economic Development Council hosts panel discussion on the 84th Legislative Session, focuses on economic development incentives The discussion featured an update on Houston’s economy and a recap of the Partnership's top priorities during the 84th Legislative Session.Kiley, Founding Principal, and Candace Hernandez, Principal, both with Kiley Advisors, presented a 2015 Market Forecast for the Houston region highlighting commercial and residential real estate.Partnership hosts Rise to the Top event focusing on women in business The program featured a panel of executives with insights into how women can be successful in the workplace in all phases of their careers.Council Host Taylor Landin, Partnership Vice President of Public Policy, welcomed the Council speakers.