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President’s Letter BAHEP is known for its willingness to take on a leadership role in many projects and initiatives that could ultimately result in job retention and growth in our region. We could not be successful, however, without our many partnerships. We are especially thankful for the support of our 13 member cities, including the relationship we have with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the members of the Houston City Council. The Special Honors section here will help to explain why. Our BAHEP committees are examples of other wonderful partnerships. They are comprised of leaders within the Bay Area Houston region and are remarkable not only for the amount of work they accomplish but also for providing a platform for business development between members.

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Bob Mitchell agenda for the 86th Texas Legislature, and our Education & Workforce Development Committee has been bringing industry and educational institutions together to discuss workforce development. BAHEP’s International Maritime Advisory Committee, Aerospace Advisory Committee, Citizens for Space Exploration/Texas, Small Business Committee, Healthcare Committee, BAHEP Cares!, Ellington Field Task Force, Team NASA, and Space Center Volunteers accomplish so much on behalf of everyone in the region. Bay Area Houston flourishes because of the dedication of our partners and that of so many others like them. We are all fortunate to call this region home.

BAHEP’s Political Protocol Committee is in the early stages of setting the legislative

Special Honors Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Honored with Quasar Award The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP) celebrated a 25-year-old tradition by presenting its Silver Anniversary Quasar Award to Houston’s 62nd mayor, The Honorable Sylvester Turner, on Jan. 26, 2018. The highly-regarded Quasar Award is presented annually to an

individual who has demonstrated sustained and significant leadership in support of the business foundations of the greater Bay Area Houston region. BAHEP President Bob Mitchell remarked that BAHEP named Mayor Turner as the 2018 Quasar Award honoree for his long service to the community and support of the ideals and initiatives of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership. Mitchell reported it was significant that Mayor


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Turner has championed the regional initiative to build a coastal spine system to protect the people, businesses, and industries that face the threat of massive destruction from hurricanes. He spoke of Mayor Turner’s numerous accomplishments and mentioned how the mayor’s mission trips promote the region’s assets throughout the world. Mitchell noted, “BAHEP has definitely experienced this as it has, itself, become a growing international influence. BAHEP’s reputation for stability and integrity is reflected in the increasing number of foreign delegations that contact our organization to meet with BAHEP staff in order that they can obtain an overview of the industries in the region and discuss possible collaborations.”

BAHEP celebrated a 25-year-old tradition by presenting its Silver Anniversary Quasar Award to Houston’s 62nd mayor, The Honorable Sylvester Turner, on Jan. 26, 2018. Shown above are (l to r) BAHEP President Bob Mitchell; Brenda Hellyer, Ed.D., 2018 BAHEP board chair and chancellor, San Jacinto College District; Mayor Turner; and Greg Smith, Ph.D., 2017 BAHEP board chair and superintendent of schools, Clear Creek Independent School District. (Photo by Bill Stafford)

Mitchell further commented on Mayor Turner’s leadership saying, “Additionally, his work to ensure a fiscally sound City of Houston will be a lasting testament to his outstanding leadership for decades to come. Mayor Turner’s foresight has contributed immeasurably to the economic strength of Bay Area Houston.” He concluded his remarks about the mayor saying, “Mayor Turner, on behalf of all the BAHEP members and our Board of Directors, let me say that it has been our pleasure to work so closely with you over the past two years. We are honored to have you with us tonight, especially since you had to cut short your trip to the winter Conference of Mayors to be here. Thank you so much.”

Mayor Turner took the podium and said, “I have been so looking forward to this night. I am so especially appreciative. To be very candid, you never know how people are perceiving your leadership. You just don’t know. Tonight and the recognition and the honor in many ways are an affirmation, at least, that we are moving in the right direction. This area is critical. If we do not invest in this area, and if we do not grow collaboratively, Houston won’t

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be as competitive. The reality is that Houston does not stop at 610. Houston does not stop at the Beltway. Houston consists of 640 square miles, and this area is vitally important to the growth and competitiveness of our city. We cannot win on bids like Amazon and other things that will come along if the city does not invest heavily in this particular area.” At the close of his speech he said, “This has been a wonderful evening for me. Thank you so very much. Let’s do what needs to be done together.”

Business Assistance Programs Healthcare Panel Addresses Workforce Development BAHEP hosted healthcare leaders from Memorial Hermann, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Houston Methodist St. John, and Bay Area Region Medical Center for a panel discussion that took place during the January 2018 meeting of the organization’s Educa-


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tion and Workforce Development Committee. In attendance were leaders from the region’s educational institutions including Dr. Brenda Hellyer, chancellor, San Jacinto College District; Dr. Warren Nichols, president, College of the Mainland; Thad Roher, superintendent of schools, Friendswood Independent School District; Dr. Linda Wadleigh, deputy superintendent of schools, La Porte Independent School District; Scott Bockhart, assistant superintendent of schools, Clear Creek Independent School District, and other educators/administrators from within these institutions. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss current workforce dynamics, future trends in the healthcare sector, and how educational institutions are meeting current needs and preparing for future ones. The panel members discussed the skill level that their employees bring to the job, the skills that the educational institutions could further emphasize, and future partnerships that would be productive for the institutions, the hospitals, students, and employees. New BAHEP Member Aggreko Partners with San Jacinto College to Bring Technician Training Program to Houston BAHEP member Aggreko is a firm that operates around the world across all industry sectors, including oil and gas, petrochemical and refining, utilities, manufacturing, construction, mining, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, shipping, military and events. It works with customers of all sizes where there is a need for temporary power, cooling, heating and air.

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lation, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). BAHEP member Mark Rush, CPA, partner, Ham, Langston & Brezina, LLP, kicked off the round table discussion by outlining key provisions of the new tax reform legislation and key aspects and application of the new law in the areas of partnership tax, corporate tax, choice of entity considerations, individual tax and accounting methods most applicable to small and medium sized businesses. Political Protocol Committee Initiates Plans for Coastal Spine Advocacy and 86th Texas Legislative Agenda The Political Protocol Committee, chaired by Marcy Fryday of Lakewood Yacht Club, met in February and March to discuss approaches to garner public support for the coastal spine initiative, such as facilitating additional letters of support to congressional members and the White House requesting funding for the project. The committee discussed the tentative legislative agenda for the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019. Transportation is a new legislative agenda item, and it will be led by BayTran President Theresa Rodriquez. Mayors of member municipalities participated in the April meeting to provide guidance for both the coastal spine advocacy and the legislative agenda. Mayors attending were: Julie Masters/City of Dickinson, Carl Joiner/City of Kemah, Louis Rigby/City of La Porte, Michel Bechtel/City of Morgan’s Point, Thom Kolupski/ City of Seabrook, and Jon Keeney/City of Taylor Lake Village.

Aggreko, which employs 1,400 people nationwide, is in the process of establishing an Aggreko specific apprenticeship program with San Jacinto College and relocating the SelecTech Program, its technician training program, to Houston from Oklahoma. Technician Programs Manager Greg Mitchell explains that the program’s structure will consist of the students spending 2 ½ days in the formal education setting at San Jacinto College and the other 2 ½ days a week at the Aggreko Pearland Learning Center getting specific Aggreko training and on-the-job training. This is a year-long, 42-credit-hour, apprenticeship program, which, upon successful completion, will result in a Certificate of Technology in Heavy Diesel Power. Small Business Committee Hosts Tax Reform Roundtable BAHEP’s Small Business Committee, chaired by Mark Conrad of Express Employment Professionals, hosted a small business roundtable discussion on tax reform legis-

Glenn R. Royal (left), Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, and Seabrook Mayor Thom Kolupski are pictured prior to the State of the Economy luncheon held at Lakewood Yacht Club.


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Patrick Jankowski (above) presented his State of the Economy address to a sold -out luncheon of BAHEP members on March 8, 2018. The luncheon was held at Lakewood Yacht Club in Sea br ook, Texas.

Update on NFIP Renewal The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was retroactively extended in January 2018 to Feb. 8, 2018, as part of a deal to end the three-day federal government shutdown. Congress then voted in

industry and opportunities, emerging technology, disaster resiliency, and sports tourism. This year, the summit focused on activities within the City of Galveston and in northern Galveston County.

February to extend the NFIP until March 23, 2018, as part of a broader budget deal. The legislation that passed cleared the deck of some outstanding items, including post-Harvey disaster supplemental aid and an increase to defense and domestic spending caps, among others. The new deadline of July 31st presents a window of opportunity to secure either a longerterm extension of the NFIP or a reform bill that includes an extension.

search, Greater Houston Partnership, presented his state of the economy to a soldout luncheon meeting at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook on March 8, 2018. Jankowski said the economy of the Houston region is on a steady growth trajectory. Much of the growth can be attributed to petrochemicals, which are capitalizing on cheap and plentiful natural gas, the primary feed stock.

2018 Galveston Economic Development Summit BAHEP President Bob Mitchell, Executive Director of Special Initiatives Dan Seal, and Marketing Manager Barbara Cutsinger attended the Sixth Annual Economic Development Summit held at Moody Gardens Convention Center. The program included several notable panelists speaking on a variety of subjects: an economic development outlook, maritime

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BAHEP Hosts Annual State of Economy for its Members Patrick Jankowski, vice president, Re-

Ports in the region are importing and exporting more goods as the economy continues its recovery from the great recession. He noted that the 5,000 firms involved in the export business are concerned about the Trump administration’s tariffs and the potential negative impact. The energy sector is not growing but is holding steady with the price of oil at $60 to $65 per barrel. About half of the companies in the energy sector lost


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money in recent years and about half earned a profit. The outlook for the Houston region is that 45,500 jobs will be created, mostly in the sectors with lower wages such as the services. BAHEP Assists Gas Turbine Air Chill Start-up Company BAHEP assisted a start-up company that has proprietary technology intended for the gas turbine, manufacturing, and energy industries. The technology allows chilled expanded fuel gas to flow through heat exchangers that result in decreasing energy loss and costs while improving efficiency. BAHEP sought input from engineers familiar with the industry and use of the technology that will allow for improvements and enhancements. The information will assist the company in attracting the appropriate users and will support targeted growth in a multitude of industries. BAHEP Provides Pipeline Identification for Bayport Site BAHEP provided detailed pipeline feedstock information to the commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated for its 92-acre site in the Bayport Industrial District. The site is the only parcel of land for sale in the Bayport Industrial District and is highly desired by neighboring companies and those outside the area. The feedstock available ranges from crude oil, natural gas, and butane to ethylene, propylene, and other widely-used products, all running through easements within the site. BAHEP Business Assistance Activities Staff members made presentations, participated in conferences, seminars, forums, and industry and municipal meetings to assist BAHEP members. Please contact BAHEP if more information is needed on any of these events. These included: • League City Task Force meeting on Grand Parkway, Segment B Jan. 5 • Women’s Advisory Group meeting at Houston Methodist St. John Hospital Jan. 9 • Netherlands Trade and Commerce Houston Business Office New Year’s Reception Jan. 15 • Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Annual Membership Banquet Feb. 8 • Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center, League City, ribbon-cutting Feb. 15 • Bayport Community Advisory Panel Tour of Houston Area Safety Council Feb. 28 • Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey – Industry Forum March 5

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BAHEP Cares! Celebrates Successful Placement of Veteran The BAHEP Cares! committee celebrated a successful job placement for one of its veteran clients during the Feb. 22, 2018, committee meeting. The new job opportunity will allow the veteran to be a supervising mechanic for NASA’s T-38 squadron at Ellington Airport. The group also heard from two military veterans about their respective backgrounds, skills, and the industries in which they’d like to see job placement opportunities. The roundtable discussion that followed allowed for ideas to be shared as to what certifications and qualifications are needed and the optimal route to follow in order to attain the desired career paths. BAHEP Participates in Inaugural United Airlines Flight to Sydney, Australia United Airlines invited BAHEP to participate in its inaugural flight on Jan. 18, 2018, from Bush International Airport to Sydney, Australia. Executive Director of Special Initiatives Dan Seal represented BAHEP for this event, which included several days of United Airlines promotional activities in Sydney. BAHEP Introductory Meeting with Pasadena City Council Member Thomas Schoenbein BAHEP President Bob Mitchell met with Pasadena City

Dwayne Busby (left), University of Houston-Clear Lake, and Jamieson Mackay, Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union, visit before BAHEP’s State of the Economy luncheon on March 8, 2018.


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Council Member Thomas Schoenbein to discuss the organization’s mission and describe what BAHEP does for the region. The topics included the Citizens for Space Exploration annual meetings with all congressional members to educate them about the importance of NASA to the nation’s economy and national security, the legislative agenda for the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019, and BAHEP’s current economic development projects.

Marketing BAHEP Participates in Research Trips for Spaceport Center of Excellence BAHEP Marketing Manager Jimmy Spence traveled to Corpus Christi, Texas, and Wichita, Kansas, with Ellington Airport General Manager Arturo Machuca, San Jacinto College (SJC) Aerospace Academy Director Janis Fowler, and SJC Associate Vice Chancellor Dr. Sallie Kay Janes as part of a Houston Airport System investigative committee’s mission to make recommendations on workforce training for the future Center of Excellence at the Houston Spaceport. Results and recommendations by the committee will be presented to HAS Director Mario Diaz and SJC Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer for deliberations and implementation actions. BAHEP has been working closely with the Houston Airport System to develop Phase I of the Houston Spaceport, including development of strategies to make the spaceport more attractive to aerospace companies interested in locating in Houston. BAHEP Updates Governor’s Economic Development and Tourism Representative BAHEP Marketing Manager Barbara Cutsinger and Executive Director for Special Initiatives Dan Seal met with Betty Russo, regional representative, Economic Development and Tourism, Office of the Governor, on Jan. 3, 2018, to review BAHEP’s projects and discuss opportunities that Russo can help move forward. One of Russo’s responsibilities is to visit with the many economic development organizations in her Gulf Coast/East Texas region to stay apprised of economic development activities. Innovation Interstate Working Group Works to Grow and Develop I-45 Corridor BAHEP Marketing Manager Barbara Cutsinger and Executive Director for Special Initiatives Dan Seal attended Innovation Interstate Working Group meetings in Galveston on Jan. 8 and 22, 2018. Other participants included the Galveston Economic Development Partnership, the League City Regional Chamber of Commerce, UTMB, and other interested parties, primarily from Galveston County. This working group is collaborating to grow and develop the region along I-45 from Galveston to Houston by promoting and supporting the expansion and recruitment of new, emerging technology companies involved in aerospace/space commercialization, life sciences/ biotechnology, energy, sports/wellness, maritime and logistics, resilience and the internet of things. BAHEP Marketing and Prospect Development Activities Staff members participated in conferences, expos, seminars, and industry meetings to network with business leaders to develop project leads. Please contact BAHEP if more information is needed on any of these events. These included: • Colliers - 2018 Houston TRENDS, Commercial Real Estate Market Update Jan. 18 • NAI Partners Press Breakfast, Houston, TX Feb. 7 • Helicopter Expo & Tradeshow, Las Vegas, NV Feb. 26 - March 1 • Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO April 16 – 20 Prospect Review Meeting BAHEP marketing staff members conducted their quarterly Prospect Review meeting on March 7,

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Members of BAHEP’s Political Protocol Committee, chaired by Marcy Fryday, marketing director, Lakewood Yacht Club, met on April 11, 2018, to discuss a legislative agenda for the next Texas legislative session, which convenes in January 2019, as well as a Twitter campaign in support of BAHEP’s coastal spine initiative. (See details on page 3.) 2018, to review projects with city, county, and BAHEP member representatives, including BAHEP members from the City of Nassau Bay, City of Webster, City of Pasadena, City of League City, and Galveston County. Upcoming marketing opportunities and trends were also discussed. Included in the discussions were the 27 Bay Area Houston projects. Pasadena Strategic Economic Development Plan As part of an on-going process to develop a strategic development plan for Pasadena, BAHEP Marketing Manager Barbara Cutsinger participated in a Real Estate Broker Round Table in Pasadena on Jan. 9, 2018. TIP Strategies led the meeting and interviewed commercial real estate professionals to ask how the city can improve the development process. BAHEP was asked to recommend brokers to be interviewed. Representatives attended from Transwestern; Colliers International; Rob Johnson Interests; Allen, Howard & Associates; and Qualified Properties.

2018. Marketing Manager Jimmy Spence attended the events, which focused on flood mitigation, impact minimization, and disaster response. The Dutch were interested in learning more about Houston’s emergency response to Hurricane Harvey and communicating lessons learned from the implementation of water management infrastructure programs such as “Room for the River.” In attendance were representatives from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Harris County, the City of Houston, Texas A&M University at Galveston, and Rice University. There was informative discussion about how to create public buy-in for infrastructure projects, how to use public/private partnerships, and what a comprehensive flood control program would look like in the Houston area. BAHEP has been working to garner support for a coastal spine system that would be part of the region’s comprehensive flood control plan.

Storm Surge Protection for Bay Area Houston

Coastal Spine Initiative Presented to Chambers of Commerce BAHEP President Bob Mitchell gave presentations on the coastal spine initiative to the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee on Jan. 24, 2018, and to the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce on April 6, 2018. Mitchell discussed issues surrounding the project, including the need to secure full federal funding.

BAHEP Participates in Dutch Delegation’s Flood Mitigation Roundtable BAHEP was invited to participate in a dinner and roundtable discussion hosted by the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management on Jan. 25-26,

Houston City Breakfast Club Hears about Coastal Spine BAHEP Executive Director for Special Initiatives Dan Seal gave a presentation to more than 50 Houston City Breakfast Club members on Jan. 31, 2018, to explain the

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tions are identified and research funding is pursued. BayTech’s goals are to 1) acquire public and private research and technology development funding for the Bay Area Houston region; 2) secure customers for, and provide simplified access to, NASA JSC’s capabilities and facilities through its Space Act Agreement; and 3) pursue partnerships to support technology development.

Brenda Miller-Fergerson and Chris Reed, City of Kemah, attended BAHEP’s State of the Economy luncheon on March 8, 2018. importance of the coastal spine to the economy of the city and region. Seal explained how the coastal spine protects the Houston Ship Channel and the petrochemical complex located along the channel.

Preserve NASA Funding Levels BAHEP Hosts Citizens for Space Exploration Planning Meeting On Feb. 6, 2018, BAHEP President Bob Mitchell and Marketing Manager Jimmy Spence hosted Citizens for Space Exploration (CSE) members from around the country in preparation for the annual May CSE trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress. The group decided on a new theme for this year’s point paper, “America, We Have a Mission,” and discussed trip logistics. BAHEP is committed to sustaining NASA funding levels and supporting human space exploration missions.

Bay Area Houston Advanced Technology Consortium (BayTech) What is BayTech? BayTech was formed by BAHEP and has built a network of partners across multiple industries and academia, creating a resource pool which will be drawn on as collabora-

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NASA JSC Facility Support BayTech has executed agreements valued at approximately $58K during the period beginning Jan. 1, 2018, to present, utilizing the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Receiving, Inspection, and Test Facility (RITF) through its reimbursable Space Act Agreement (SAA). BayTech has another $107K worth of agreements to be executed in the next month. BayTech continues to work with the JSC Engineering Directorate to offer access to its engineering services to the University of Houston Subsea Institute and other commercial customers through the reimbursable SAA. Fiber Optic Technician Training BayTech is currently executing a Wagner-Peyser grant for 2018, awarded through the Texas Governor’s Office, to provide fiber optic technician training to unemployed military veterans followed by placement into the telecommunications industry. Through BayTech’s training partner, EDS Technologies LLC, three 40-hour fiber optic technician courses have been completed (December 2017, January and March 2018), and a total of 33 students have been trained, all of whom completed the course successfully and passed the Fiber Optic Association industry certification exam. Of the 33 students trained, the Wagner-Peyser grant funded 30 students. BayTech was able to train three additional veterans by leveraging grant funding from the Houston Urban League. Of the 30 veterans who were trained in December 2017, January and March 2018, approximately 11 five have been placed in industry. Collaboration Opportunities Pursued by BayTech and its Partners BayTech created a committee titled Texas Com-


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mittee for Autonomous Systems (TXCAS) in an effort to better understand the autonomous systems industry and determine how to bring elements of this industry to Houston and to Texas. TXCAS is in process of developing a workshop/seminar to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2018 on autonomous systems and the maritime industry.

countered difficulty in completing the prototype. The technical assistance resulted in a re-design that allows the medical device to properly mix a saline solution and a medication that will be administered to patients. Further, the assistance paved the path for the company to secure investor funding.

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What is SATOP? The Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP) is a State of Texas and TMAC funded program that helps small businesses faced with technical challenges by providing up to 40 hours of FREE technical assistance for qualified requests. This is accomplished by utilizing the vast engineering expertise of NASA and participating Alliance Partners (NASA contractors, subcontractors or colleges). SATOP is designed to speed the transfer of the U.S. Space Program’s knowledge and technology to the private sector, to provide economic benefits to the community, and to raise public awareness of the Space Program. For more information, visit SATOP’s website at www.spacetechsolutions.com.

BAHEP Members Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership owes much of its success to the active participation of its members. Following is a current list of our members:

SATOP Provides Technical Assistance to Small Business A SATOP Alliance Partner engineer provided technical assistance to a small business owner who had designed and patented a device for use in the medical field but en-

Bridget Bear and Roy Green of South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center chat with Carla Medlenka (right) of Houston Methodist St. John Hospital prior to BAHEP’s State of the Economy luncheon.

*New Members in 2018 Acadian Ambulance Service Advantage BMW Mini of Clear Lake AECOM The Aerospace Corporation AeroSys, LLC AEXA Aerospace, LLC *Aggreko Airbus DS Space Systems, Inc. Al-Razaq Computing Services All Points Logistics, LLC Allegiance Bank Texas *Alpha Space Test & Research Alliance, LLC The AM Agency Amegy Bank of Texas American Acryl *American Heart Association AMOCO Federal Credit Union Anadarko Industries, LLC Archer Group ARES Aerospace and Technology Services Armand Bayou Nature Center AT&T Ayrshire Corporation Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance Bay Area Commercial Real Estate Network (BACREN) *Banner Quality Management, Inc. (BQMI) Barlow Jones, L.L.P. Barrios Technology Bastion Technologies, Inc. Bay Area Houston Magazine Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership (BAYTRAN) Bay Area Regional Medical Center Bay Area Surgicare Center Bay Area Houston Advanced Technology Consortium (BayTech) Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. Baybrook Mall / GGP Bay Oaks Country Club Bayshore Medical Center Big League Dreams The Boeing Company


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Booz Allen Hamilton Bowers & Sadler, LLP Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) Breens Clear Lake Flowers & Gifts Brewer Construction Services Capital Bank - Pasadena CDS Community Development Strategies CenterPoint Energy Chemical Process and Production, Inc. Chris Reed Consulting Cimarron City of Clear Lake Shores City of Dickinson City of El Lago City of Houston City of Houston, Houston Airport System City of Kemah City of Kemah/KCDC City of La Porte City of League City City of Morgan's Point City of Nassau Bay City of Pasadena City of Seabrook City of Taylor Lake Village City of Webster CLC Properties Clear Creek Independent School District Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Clear Lake Regional Medical Center Coastal Solutions Coldwell Banker United Realtors College of the Mainland Colliers International Communities In Schools - Bay Area, Inc. Courtyard By Marriott Houston NASA/Nassau Bay Coventry Development Corporation - Houston Craig Technologies Crowder Funeral Homes Ruby Cubley Cummings, William Theodore, Ph.D. (Ted) Curran Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors CYFOR Technologies, LLC Cypress Bay Subdivision/Marina Bay Village *The David Kane TEAM of REMAX 1st Source DB Consulting Group Dean & Draper Insurance Agency, LP Del Papa Distributing Company Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Dickinson Independent School District Draker-Cody, Inc. DRDA, PLLC Economic Alliance Houston Port Region EduSafe Systems, Inc. Engility Express Employment Professionals

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The Eye Clinic of Texas Fast Signs - Clear Lake Faust Distributing Company, Inc. Friendswood Chamber of Commerce Friendswood ISD Frost Bank Galveston Bay Foundation Galveston County Galveston County Daily News Galveston County Economic Alliance Galveston Economic Development Partnership GB Tech, Inc. GeoControl Systems, Inc. Greater Houston Partnership Green Bank Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP Gregg & Gregg, P.C. Griffin Communications Group Griffin Partners, Inc. Guardian Anesthesia Services, PLLC Guidry News Service Gulf Coast Authority Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union Gulf Coast Limestone, Inc. Ham, Langston & Brezina, LLP Harris County *Highpoint Insurance Group, LLC Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake HomeTown Bank, N. A. Houston Area Safety Council Houston Association of Realtors Houston First Corporation Houston Methodist St. John Hospital Houston Pediatric Specialty Group, LLC HPP Corp Icon Bank of Texas, N. A. ImageNet Consulting InfraTECH Engineers & Innovators, LLC Intuitive Machines, LLC J&P Technologies J. A. Billipp Company Jacobs JES Tech Joiner Architects, Inc JSC Federal Credit Union *JSW Steel, USA Kaneka North America LLC KBRwyle Keller Williams Realty Clear Lake Kemah Boardwalk Kuraray America, Inc. Lakewood Yacht Club La Porte Independent School District The Law Office of Phil Griffis League City Regional Chamber of Commerce Leidos


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Lexus of Clear Lake Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. Logical Innovations, Inc. Lone Star Flight Museum Lubrizol LYC Concours Corporation Marina Bend at Clear Creek Marsh Darcy Partners, Inc. MaximGroup MD Anderson Regional Care in the Bay Area MDA US Systems, LLC MDT Financial Advisors, LLC Meador Staffing Services, Inc. Medistar Corporation MEI Technologies, Inc. Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital Merrill Lynch Mills Shirley L.L.P Minuteman Press - Bay Area Moody National Bank Mori Associates MRI Technologies My FlooringAMERICA NASA Alumni League - JSC Chapter NASA Johnson Space Center National Space Biomedical Research Institute Nestle Waters N.A. Norman Frede Chevrolet Oceaneering Space Systems, Inc. One Stop Tents & Events Orbital ATK Pabulum Consulting, Inc. PAE Pasadena Independent School District Pasadena Texas Chamber of Commerce Paul Engineering, Inc. Payne’s Plants Peace of Mind (POM) Group -- a Texas HUB Pearland Economic Development Corporation *Pelican View Drone Services Pennino and Partners *Peraton Perry’s Restaurant Group PM Realty Group Port Houston PrimeLending - A PlainsCapital Company Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services Read King Commercial Real Estate Regions Bank REMAX Space Center The Rothe Companies: Houston Operations S&K Global Solutions Sage Commercial Group, LLC SAIC San Jacinto College District Savills Studley, Inc.

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Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. Sierra Nevada Corporation Signature Flight Support Sonesta ES Suites Houston - Clear Lake/NASA South Belt-Ellington Leader South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Ctr. Southwest Airlines Company Space Center Houston Space City Films, Inc. SSCI Environmental & Consulting Services *Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. Steele Media Services Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Summit Management Group Teledyne Brown Engineering Terracon Consultants, Inc. Texan Bank Texas A&M University at Galveston Texas Chiropractic College Texas Citizens Bank Texas First Bank Thrivent Financial tommy's Restaurant Oyster Bar Trend3r Trustmark National Bank, Texas TXU Energy UHCL Center -Economic Development & Research United Airlines United Equities, Inc. Universities Space Research Association-USRA University of Houston-Clear Lake UTC Aerospace Systems UTMB Health Vectrus Systems Corporation Voyager at Space Center Welcome Group, LLC Wells Fargo Business Banking West Oak Development, Ltd. Whitley Penn Wendell Wilson & Dr. Pat Potter Wilson Wings Over Houston Air Show YMCA of Greater Houston 3coast Services

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development and employment. Utilizing a collaborative committee structure, we engage more than 265 investor companies, business professionals, local governments, and educational institutions, in southeast Texas, to bring about prosperity and a high quality of

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life for the 800,000 people who live and work in the region. Our members include business partners encompassing 13 cities, Galveston and Harris counties, the Houston Airport System and Port Houston.

Clear Lake Shores Dickinson El Lago Houston Kemah La Porte League City Morgan’s Point Nassau Bay Pasadena Seabrook Taylor Lake Village Webster

Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership sincerely thanks Harris County, Galveston County, Port Houston, and the Houston Airport System without whose continued support BAHEP’s work on behalf of the region would not be possible.

Business briefs spring 2018  
Business briefs spring 2018