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The Mission of the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region is to market and grow a vibrant regional economy.
We accomplish this mission by clearly identifying and prioritizing regional needs; developing initiatives to address targeted needs; obtaining funding resources to support our work; and leveraging our region’s expertise through volunteer task forces. We will lead our region to retain and expand current business; grow the number and quality of targeted, new employment opportunities; and continuously improve our quality of life and assets to attract new employment and tourism.
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.