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2014-01-30 12:23:54

To Discuss Trade, Investment Opportunities in Johannesburg, Cape Town HOUSTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Houston Partnership and Mayor Annise Parker will lead a delegation of elected officials and top business officials February 1st to 8th to discuss commerce and investment opportunities. Discussions will focus on how to increase trade and investment between the Houston region and South African cities including Johannesburg and Cape Town. State Sen. Rodney Ellis...

2013-10-23 12:23:23

Road Show Will Highlight Oman's Role as Gateway to Fast Growing $92 Billion Gulf Market HOUSTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- His Excellency Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, Oman's Minister of Commerce and Industry (MOCI), is leading a high-level trade and investment road show to Houston, Texas on October 23 - 24, 2013. The delegation consists of over 40 business and government leaders, including Oman's Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Hunaina Al-Mughairy,...

2013-10-09 16:23:55

Prizes are awarded to the best innovations from the Greater Houston area and from leading Texas Gulf Coast universities and research institutions HOUSTON, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business accelerator and the largest technology business incubator in Texas, announces 2013 Goradia Innovation Prize winners. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130125/DA48482LOGO) The Goradia Innovation Prize, with Opportunity Houston, distributes almost $150,000...

2013-05-21 16:20:30

Honoree Vijay Goradia, Chairman & Founder, Vinmar International, LTD plus four life-time achievement awardees and over 40 entrepreneurs recognized at the Houston Technology Center's annual gala HOUSTON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston Technology Center (HTC), Texas' largest technology incubator and accelerator hosted its 10th annual gala, "A Celebration of Entrepreneurs". The black-tie event honored local entrepreneurs who have made a significant impact on the region's...

2012-09-25 10:22:31

HOUSTON, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans for the Arts, in partnership with Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), today revealed that the nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $977.7 million in annual economic activity in the 10-county region of the Greater Houston Area. It supports 29,118 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $130.4 million in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV national economic impact study, released today at the...

2012-04-25 00:05:35

One of America´s most automobile-dependent large cities may be heading into a new era, according to the 31st annual Kinder Houston Area Survey conducted by Rice University. Among the findings in this year´s survey: Houstonians support mass transit, feel better about the economy and say relations between ethnic groups are better than ever. The survey results were released today at a luncheon hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership and Rice´s Kinder Institute for Urban...

2012-04-11 06:26:00

HOUSTON, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Energy, one of North America's largest energy and energy-related service providers, will hold a job fair on April 18 to fill approximately 200 jobs being created as part of its decision to relocate its head office to Houston, Texas from Toronto, Ontario. According to the Greater Houston Partnership, the annual economic impact of the new jobs and Direct Energy's head office relocation to Houston is $88.7 million*. "The relocation of our...

2011-03-08 12:53:00

HOUSTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business accelerator and the largest business incubator in Texas, is announcing a $100,000 donation from the Greater Houston Partnership's Opportunity Houston marketing program to the 2011 and 2012 Goradia Innovation Prize. The Goradia Innovation Prize will distribute $150,000 in prize monies for the 2011 and 2012 awards. The Prize is awarded to early stage companies that have commercialized, or are close to...

2010-01-26 18:21:00

In the news release, Houston Technology Organizations Meet to Share Plans for Accelerating Entrepreneurship in 2010, issued 26-Jan-2010 by Houston Technology Center over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that radio personality Michael Garfield, host of "The High-Tech Texan Show" on Houston station "The 9-5-0", will be the guest speaker for Houston Technology Center's Tech Connection event this Thursday evening. His affiliation in the original press release was incorrect. Houston...

2009-11-23 14:05:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Lawmakers, business leaders, BAE Systems employees and concerned citizens gathered outside of Minute Maid Park in Downtown Houston today to call on the Army to reconsider the flawed bidding process that has taken away a contract to build military armored vehicles at a nearby Sealy plant and will cause the loss of thousands of jobs in Texas and hit the Houston region's economy by nearly $2 billion a year. Taking away the contract for building the Army's...