Economic Development

The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region is a regional Economic Development Corporation whose mission is to create a vibrant regional economy.  The very core of everything that we do is driven by economic development.  Our goal is to be the most sought-after region in the entire world for potential employers and their employees.  We accomplish this by offering top-notch economic development services to site locators, brokers, private industry, and our member cities & communities from inception of a project to groundbreaking.

Membership of the organization consists of 12 cities, the Port of Houston Authority, Harris County, and 250 private industry members 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 40 successful projects that have facilitated business activities creating over 4,400 new jobs and over $5.5 billion of capital investment in the region.

We are a resource to help you to make the most-informed decisions about your business.  The Team here at the Economic Alliance will gladly review your pro-forma, provide economic data, and show you the quantitative value of locating or expanding in the Houston Port Region.

Regional Overview

The Houston Port Region is one of the most economically diverse in the country because we are home to one of the largest Ports in the nation and the second-largest petrochemical complex in the world.  If you are considering developing here, take a moment to learn about our proximity, port, infrastructure, & utilities.

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Our region is home to some of the most coveted real estate in the entire country thanks to our proximity to the Port of Houston and our network of multi-modal transportation infrastructure, including rail, roadways, and waterways.  We can work with you and your team to find the perfect location for your new or expanding business.

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Site Selection

Incentive Guidance

The Economic Alliance represents the Port of Houston Authority, Harris County, and 12 cities in the Houston Ship Channel region who each have their own economic development programs.  We act as a facilitator for incentive discussions between these public entities and site selectors, brokers, industry members, and prospective developers.

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