BakerRipley Partners with Economic Alliance Houston Port Region

Memorandum of Understanding signed between BakerRipley and Economic Alliance Houston Port Region 

The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region and BakerRipley signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for workforce development resources and education. Connecting and educating people in the Houston Port Region about skills and jobs available to adults and students in the region.

The Economic Alliance, Dream It. Do It. Foundation, and PetrochemWorks speakers bureau targets high school students and underemployed individuals to illustrate the high-demand, high-wage careers available in the Houston Port Region.  Over the last three years we made 195 presentations reaching 25,000+ students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

Baker Ripley will be represented on numerous task forces including the workforce development, economic development and business growth task force just to name a few. They will also assist the Economic Alliance with resources for their members.

The Economic Alliance will collaborate to assist members’ needs for employee engagement. As well as collaboration on different opportunities for media purposes. Chad Burke will join the Cleveland Campus Advisory Committee.

BakerRipley brings resources, education and connection to nearly 600,000 people throughout Texas each year. For more than a century, BakerRipley has offered innovative solutions to help low-income families in emerging neighborhoods get a foothold in the region’s economy.  The organization works with residents in more than 60 service locations to help them discover the strengths and skills necessary to become productive, prosperous and self-sufficient. Building on the strengths of individuals and communities. BakerRipley is a United Way Agency. For more information, visit

The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region is a non-profit organization created in 1985 whose mission is to grow and market a vibrant regional economy through economic development. Supported by public policy, workforce development, transportation and quality of life initiatives. Membership of the organization consists of 12 cities, Port Houston, Harris County, and over 250 private industries with business in the vicinity of the 25-mile Houston Ship Channel.  The Houston Ship Channel is home to one of the world’s most influential energy corridors and trade ports in the world. Since 2008, the Economic Alliance has supported over 61 successful projects that have facilitated business activities creating over 4,400 new jobs and over $10.148 billion of capital investment in the region. For more: