Economic DevelopmentEconomic Alliance
Why Become a Member?
The Economic Alliance is membership home to 250 members of private industry, 12 cities, Harris County, and the Port of Houston Authority. Membership in the Economic Alliance gets you exclusive access to one-on-one networking with key decision-makers and community leaders.
In addition to networking through Task Force involvement, we host a variety of networking events throughout the year that are centered on educating our membership on hot topics affecting our region, like: transportation, infrastructure, environmental regulation, petrochemical project updates, and others. We bring in the industry experts to engage our membership in discussion. Our Gulf Coast Industy Forum is the largest industry event of its kind in our region; members of our organization are subject matter experts on the petrochemical, maritime, and logistics industries.
The Public Policy Task Force at the Economic Alliance, with the support of the Public Affairs division, conducts full-scale research and advocacy campaigns on issues affecting our membership. The Public Policy Task Force hosts a trip to Washington, D.C. annually as well as a trip to the State capitol in Austin, TX bi-annually when the legislature is actively in session. Our membership has been asked to testify at both the State and Federal levels on legislation affecting environmental regulation, economic development, and other issues important to our region. We are are well-respected voice in the public policy arena.
There is no better value for your money than the Economic Alliance. Unlike other organizations, we have a diverse membership base representing every segment and level of industry and community. This allows us to have our finger on the pulse of issues with a broad reach. No other organization effectively capitalizes on the intersection between membership and action like the Economic Alliance does. We are a one-stop-shop for networking, industry knowledge, advocacy, and tangible action on the issues that matter to you.