2023 Economic Alliance Annual Report

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GROW & MARKET A VIBRANT REGIONAL ECONOMY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC POLICY TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT QUALITY OF LIFE INSIGHTS/THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

A N N U A L R E P O R T CONVENING LEADERS AND REPRESENTING ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST INFLUENTIAL ENERGY CORRIDORS AND TRADE PORTS


MISSION GROW AND MARKET A VIBRANT REGIONAL ECONOMY


THE HOUSTON PORT REGION IS ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL INDUSTRIAL AND LOGISTIC BASES IN THE WORLD The geographic location provides global access for both goods and people. From Port Houston to a host of multi-national entities doing business around the clock, the Houston Port region is where you want to be to connect your business to the world:

LARGEST PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEX AND THE NATION’S BUSIEST PORT, a powerhouse largely due to our business-friendly climate as well as access to world-class infrastructure and a talented workforce that crosses production, maritime and an array of logistic expertise.

DIRECT ACCESS TO THE HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL AND NUMEROUS LOGISTICAL AND DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS, an ideal hub for companies that need worldwide distribution for their products. Access is aided by our world-class infrastructure that supplies workers, minimizes time, transportation, and distribution costs domestically and internationally.

A STABLE INVESTMENT FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT SUPPORTED BY A STRONG EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM that includes several workforce development centers of excellence through our higher learning institutions and safety educational partners.

Photo courtsey of: Danny Schnautz, Clark Freight Lines Inc.


CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE 2023 has been a rewarding and successful year for Economic Alliance. Project activity, advocacy, workforce development and event production has kept our team highly engaged in supporting our mission to market and grow a vibrant regional economy. We’ve once again raised the bar on our partnerships and strategic work with our Federal and State representatives along with TxDOT. The depth of our relationships can be read later in this report, but it’s worth noting that our advocacy with TxDOT and the announcement of the 225 Redevelopment Plan is setting the foundation for work that will have generational impacts on our region. This announcement is a milestone moment for Economic Alliance and all those involved in advocating for our region. To be a strong regional partner, it’s critical for Economic Alliance to understand where we provide leadership/ focus, and the following are initiative impacts of staff, members, businesses, and partners in 2023: •

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – 5 wins consisted of $1B in one-time capital investment, 318 direct jobs created and over 400 direct skilled jobs retained. The Houston Port region drew interest from 3 companies new to the State of Texas.

PUBLIC POLICY – Organized a 44-person Economic Alliance Leadership Team conducting 40 meetings with Senate, Congressional and Association representatives to present our Federal Policy priorities, along with trips to Austin to highlight our State Policy priorities during the 88th Legislative session.

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE – The task force has long advocated for the redevelopment of SH225 and in 2023 TxDOT announced a formal plan to study, design and redevelop one of the Houston Port region’s most critical transportation corridors.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT – Connected with 5,000+ individuals/students through 45 career path presentations at 73 different school districts, utilizing 29 volunteers from 12 different companies to market high paying careers in the petrochemical, maritime, logistics, and construction industries.

QUALITY OF LIFE – Through the San Jacinto Texas Historic District (SJTHD) provided 3 matching grants for projects promoting public safety, beautification, and community activities aligned with impacting the Houston Port region.

INSIGHTS/THOUGHT LEADERSHIP – Hosted over 4,000 attendees at 13 events with an average attendance of 310 participants at the Gulf Coast Industry Forum, Economic Outlook, 2 Industrial Procurement Forums, 3 successful Women in Alliance luncheons, and the Annual Membership Banquet.

I want to thank our members, board, and staff for providing the resources, leadership and day-to-day focus that is important to being a key organization in our region’s success. Our accomplishments can be a badge of pride for all involved and will continue to move us forward in supporting the many opportunities we are so fortunate to have in the Houston Port Region. On a final note, as my tenure as Chairman comes to an end, it has been my honor and pleasure to serve the Houston Port region over the last two years. When I pass the gavel, I know Economic Alliance is strategically positioned to support our members, grow a vibrant regional economy, and will continue to make a difference. Sincerely,

Bob Bradshaw, Chairman Site Manager - INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA


Events & Membership Director

MARISELA RAMIREZ

VP of Economic Development

CHAD CARSON

Contracts Manager

KAREN GREGORY

Workforce Development Manager

PATTI BELL

AMANDA BAUCUM

HEATHER CARRICO

Marketing & Communications Dir.

Financial & Administrative Manager

President & CEO

CHAD BURKE

STAFF & BOARD LEADERSHIP

BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE BOARD Chair: Robert Bacon, ExxonMobil Treasurer: Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College District

Secretary: Steve Cote Brady, Chapman, Holland & Associates Vice Chair: Ryan Sitton Pinnacle

ELECTED BOARD Buddy Tucker, Ohmstede Industrial Services Inc. Connie Tilton, ExxonMobil David Bush, Orion Group Holdings, Inc. Elizabeth Fazio Hale, Gulf Coast Authority Herb Hildebrand, San Jacinto College - Small Business Development Center Janet Gonzales, Frost Bank Jim Griffin, San Jacinto College LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy & Technology Jonathan Schmaltz, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Vice Chair: Mayor Michel Bechtel, City of Morgan’s Point Vice Chair: Charles Neal, Kuraray America, Inc.

Vice Chair: Arienne Brent, LyondellBasell

Katie Yount, McDonough Engineering Kristi Claypool, Meador Staffing Services Leonard A. Bedell, Mobil Steel International, Inc. David Szafranski, Enterprise Holdings Nathanael Ince, Pinnacle Russell Carter, Bohler Engineering Brent Cockerham, Moody Bank Dave Tolson, Arete Advisors Dennis Winkler, Winkler Public Relations Dr. Lynda Villanueva, Lee College John Grimes, LBC Tank Terminals

Marcelo Moacyr, BGE Paul J. Plauché, MobilOps Robert Bonner, Diamondback Works Stephen Kelman, Wood Dr. Allatia Harris, San Jacinto College Melissa Wolkenhauer, BIC Alliance Bryan Wooten, INVISTA Rina Harris, CenterPoint Energy Steven Massey, Truist Bank Charles Montgomery, Houston ILA Dock & Marine Shareen Larmond, West Gulf Maritime Association Nellie Baktashi, Houston Methodist Ali MacLeod, BGE

Marcia Faschingbauer, Excargo Services Inc. Nikki Mason, Covestro Scott McAlister, Coastal Ice & Water Captain Clint Winegar, Houston Pilots Mark Bookmyer, LyondellBasell Brittany Wong, Shell Deer Park Thomas Reeves, City of Baytown Scott Tanley, Turner Industries Rick Brown, Arkema Peter Dumont, AG&P Americas Aundrea Young, Competitive Choice Kevin Griffin, Satterfield & Pontikes

Mayor Jeff Wagner, City of Pasadena Matthew Buchanan, City of Pearland Mayor Thom Kolupski, City of Seabrook Mayor David Jennings, City of Shoreacres Mayor Joe Soto, City of South Houston Mayor Joey McWilliams, City of Mont Belvieu

Tracey Wheeler, Baytown Chamber of Commerce Paula Moorhaj, Deer Park Chamber of Commerce Jim Wadzinski, Highlands-Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce Frances Castaneda Dyess, Houston East End Chamber of Commerce Margie Buentello, North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce

Cristina Womack, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Jim Johnson, Pearland Area Chamber of Commerce Gloria Greene, South Belt Ellington Chamber of Commerce

PUBLIC APPOINTED BOARD MEMBERS Mike Lykes, Harris County Precinct 2 Port Houston Mayor Brandon Capetillo, City of Baytown Mayor Jerry Mouton, City of Deer Park Mayor Esmeralda Moya, City of Galena Park Mayor Ana Diaz, City of Jacinto City Mayor Louis R. Rigby, City of La Porte


GEOGRAPHIC FOOTPRINT

DESTINATION FOR INVESTMENT MOST SOUGHT-AFTER REGION IN THE WORLD for petrochemical, maritime, logistics and manufacturing operations, talent, and assets. MONT BELVIEU 8

90

HIGHLANDS 10

610

HOUSTON

LYNCHBURG

NORTHSHORE

10

DOWNTOWN

146

PORT HOUSTON

GREATER EAST END

59

330

CHANNELVIEW

JACINTO CITY

GALENA PARK

45

ON SHIP CHANNE L UST HO

99

BAYTOWN

ECONOMIC ALLIANCE HOUSTON PORT REGION

225

BARBOUR'S CUT CONTAINER TERMINAL

DEER PARK

PASADENA 610

LA PORTE

SOUTH HOUSTON

MORGAN’S POINT

146

8 288

SHOREACRES

SOUTHBELT/ ELLINGTON

35

PEARLAND

250 Private Sector Members

BAYPORT CONTAINER TERMINAL

SEABROOK

45

12 Cities / Communities

Port Houston

Harris County

ONE OF THE LARGEST GROWTH ENGINES OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY IN THE WORLD! SOME OF THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF LIVING IN TEXAS based on the economic impact of the Houston Port Region.

1.5M TEXAS JOBS / 3.4M U.S. JOBS (Economic Impact of Houston Ship Channel Activity, ‘22 – By Martin Associates)


ECONOMIC ALLIANCE

STRATEGIC INITIATIVES MARKETING THE HOUSTON PORT REGION to secure business investment maximizing economic opportunities and supporting policy that promotes a stable business climate. Economic Alliance Houston Port Region is a non-profit business-led organization whose mission for over 35 years has been to grow a vibrant regional economy through economic development. This effort is supported by Public Policy, Workforce Development, Transportation/Infrastructure, Quality of Life and Thought Leadership initiatives. Lead initiatives to build a positive business climate through collaboration with members/stakeholders, businesses, and government.

INITIATIVES DRIVING GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, AND POLICY

PUBLIC POLICY Identifying and advocating on issues of Houston Port region significance.

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE Building consensus on transportation & infrastructure projects for TxDOT.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Economic development is not viewed in isolation, our initiatives work together to enhance economic opportunity and establish a dynamic framework for quality growth in the Houston Port region.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Closing the skilled worker gap and connecting economic opportunities to impact equity.

QUALITY OF LIFE Supporting community enhancement and impact projects.

INSIGHTS/THOUGHT LEADERSHIP Producing events around topics and issues relevant to industry along the Gulf Coast.


SUPPORTING BUSINESS

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SINCE 2008, ECONOMIC ALLIANCE HAS SUPPORTED 82 project wins averaging 6 economic development projects a year totaling a direct impact of $18.8B in capital investment and 4,174 jobs created.

EA Project WinsWINS ECONOMIC ALLIANCE Jobs andand Capital Investment by Year - ‘23 Jobs Capital Investment by‘08 Year Jobs

Capital Inv $2.9B $2.4B $1.9B

$1.5B $1.5B

$1.2B $1.2B $823M $165M $28M

$1.0B $118M

230

265

258

233

2008

2009

2010

2011

82 6 PROJECT WINS

$1.1B

$1.7B

PROJECTS A YEAR

485 2012

$427M

695 2013

$473M

230

63

45

2014

2015

2016

260

300

430 172

90 2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

318 100 2022

2023

$18.8B 4,174 CAPITAL INVESTMENT

JOBS CREATED

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES Provide professional assistance to companies to navigate the expansion process in the Houston Port region, including the facilitation to our economic development support/solutions network:

Conduct real estate searches. Participate in and coordinate site-selection tours. Facilitate access to data. Provide guidance in evaluating State and Local incentive, permitting and workforce programs. Advocate for projects and mobilize key members/allies to overcome any project issues and ensure success.


2023 OUTCOMES

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES SUPPORTED 5 project wins totaling $1B in capital investment, creating 318 direct jobs, and retaining 425 positions in the Houston Port region.

PROJECT TOTALS

JOBS CREATED

CAPITAL INVESTMENT

JOBS RETAINED

13

$515M

425

60

$250M

200

$150M

30

$80M

15

$10M

318

$1B

425

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WINS Economic Alliance supported 5 project wins. Three of those wins were completely new operations to the Houston Port region and Texas. Kao, a Japanese firm that will build a new tertiary amines production facility. John Cockerill, a Belgium firm that will construct a manufacturing facility to produce electrolyzer equipment. Ethox, a domestic operation from the Carolina’s will co-locate with Kao and construct a new surfactant chemical operation. Economic Alliance continues to assist our existing operations. Albemarle, a manufacturer and supplier of catalysts/ additives will expand its production capabilities by installing a new operating unit, additional reactors and equipment. Covestro, will invest in a new operations supply/ maintenance warehouse that will service all their operations out of one location.


ADVOCATE FOR THE REGION

PUBLIC POLICY

WITH OUR MEMBER INPUT Economic Alliance works to improve our economic development assets, transportation infrastructure, workforce development entities and investment protections. Convene representatives, government agencies, associations, and our members/businesses to work together seamlessly. Our strategic approach directly impacts the growth and maintenance of the most sought-after region in the world for petrochemical, manufacturing, maritime and logistics operations. Identifying, prioritizing, and promoting issues of Houston Port region significance.

CONVENING LEGISLATORS AND STAKEHOLDERS ORGANIZE LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

ADVOCATE

SECURE

FOR POLICY BENEFITING THE HOUSTON PORT REGION

CONSENSUS AND/OR STATE & FEDERAL FUNDING

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS and COMMUNICATION CHANNELS with our ELECTED OFFICIALS to provide an UNDERSTANDING OF REGIONAL PRIORITIES.


2023 OUTCOMES

PUBLIC POLICY A LEADERSHIP TEAM organized by Economic Alliance traveled to D.C. and Austin led by Local Elected Officials, Business Organizations/Associations, Educational Partners, Port Houston, and the Private Sector. Conducted a collaborative process of policy discussion to leverage our relationships with federal and state representatives.

FEDERAL ADVOCACY Washington, D.C. Advocacy Trip - over 3 days the 44-person Economic Alliance Leadership Team conducted 40 meetings with Senate, Congressional and Association representatives, along with an Orientation Dinner, and a Congressional Dinner to discuss the Houston Port region’s Federal Policy Priorities.

1

Houston Ship Channel Supply Chain Improvements

2

Petrochemical Industry Partnerships

3

Community Colleges Workforce Development Support

4

Coastal Barrier Economic Asset Protections

STATE OF TEXAS ADVOCACY Conducted meetings with our local representatives during the 88th legislative session to discuss the Houston Port region’s State Legislative Priorities.

WORKFORCE 4 DEVELOPMENT P R I O R I T I E S

PORT REGION STATE

1 TCEQ SUNSET

TAX 5 PROPERTY RELIEF

DEVELOPMENT 2 ECONOMIC 6 TRANSPORTATION INCENTIVES PROJECTS

3 ELECTRIC RELIABILITY

REGION ASSET 7 PORT PROTECTIONS


BUILDING CONSENSUS

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE ECONOMIC ALLIANCE CONVENES a Transportation Infrastructure Task Force to review mobility issues around freight growth, road safety, environmental impacts and the nearly $50B in production facility investments in the Houston Port region. Collection of local/state elected officials, Port Houston, petrochemical association partners and private sector members. Deliver TxDOT a prioritized project list based on Houston Port region consensus and critical investment needs to aging infrastructure.

ADVOCATE WITH TXDOT TO STUDY TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

CONNECTING

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N ISSUES

OF MARITIME 3 MOVEMENT FREIGHT/CARGO

GROWTH AND 1 REGIONAL INVESTMENTS

EVACUATION 4 ENHANCED ROUTES

AND MOVEMENT OF 2 SAFETY RESIDENTS/WORKERS

TO AGING 5 UPGRADES INFRASTRUCTURE

FREIGHT MOVEMENT IN THE REGION CONTINUES TO GROW AS PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY PRODUCTION EXPANDS AND IMPORTS RISE YEAR OVER YEAR.

100%

INCREASE IN TEU’S THROUGH PORT HOUSTON - GROWING FROM 2M TO 4M TEU’S (‘16 - ‘22)


2023 OUTCOMES

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE “TxDOT is excited to get to the completion of our SH225 Preliminary Engineering study soon. I want to thank Economic Alliance and all the stakeholders along SH225 and the surrounding region in assisting us by providing valuable input to the study. With the input from all stakeholders, TxDOT will be able to design SH225 reconstruction in a way that which will handle the freight traffic in the area and build the roadway which will benefit all traveling public in the region.” Eliza Paul, Houston District Engineer, TxDOT

IMPORTANT MILESTONE

TXDOT SH225 REDEVELOPMENT PLAN 7 years of member/stakeholder work is represented in the announcement of TxDOT’s SH225 Redevelopment Plan. Delivered a project list based on Houston Port region consensus and identification of critical investments to upgrade our aging infrastructure.

IDENTIFY PROJECTS AND BUILD CONSENSUS

ELEVATED LANES IN BOTH DIRECTIONS Elevated lanes in the center of the roadway or between the frontage roads and general-purpose lanes. Reconstruction of 225 to meet current design standards.

I-610E SHIP CHANNEL BRIDGE REDEVELOPMENT

SH225 & BELTWAY8 ALL DIRECT CONNECTORS

Study/design for the reconstruction and raising of the I-610E Ship Channel Bridge

Approval for constructing 8 direct connectors at SH225 and Beltway8 Ship Channel Bridge

Start of Schematic: Fall ‘24 Construction Cost: $2B

Letting: Summer ‘24 Construction Cost: $310M

SH225 OVERLAY

Re-paving of SH225 from Beltway8 to East Boulevard Letting: Summer ‘25 Construction Cost: $11M


MARKETING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVELY COORDINATE ACTIVITIES communicating the path to obtain skills needed for employment in the Houston Port region. Work with industry partners to identify and prioritize high-demand, high-paying careers that support their operations. Leverage partnerships with EHCMA and 9 community colleges to train a qualified workforce that is needed in the Houston Port region. Market career/employment opportunities in the petrochemical, manufacturing, maritime, logistics, and construction industries to students.

SINCE 2016 PROVIDED SCOPE OF CAREER PATHS & JOB OPPORTUNITIES TO

54,000+ STUDENTS INDUSTRY NEED TO ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

+ INDUSTRY NEED

+

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

+ MARKETING CAREERS

+ $ = TRAINING PATH

HIGH WAGE CAREER

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY & EQUITY

MARKET CAREER PATHS and JOB OPPORTUNITIES to address attrition, skill enhancement, and demand TO JOB CANDIDATES. FACILITATING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND EQUITY


2023 OUTCOMES

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION WORKFORCE to close the skilled worker gap and connect economic opportunities in the Houston Port Region.

ECONOMIC ALLIANCE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES ‘23

45 73 5K 29

CAREER PATH PRESENTATIONS

ISD’S/CHARTER/ PRIVATE

INDIVIDUALS/ STUDENTS

VOLUNTEERS

FROM

12

COMPANIES

HOSTED 3 SUMMER EXTERNSHIPS - 8 MANUFACTURING DAYS WITH 8 COMPANIES/4 COMMUNITY COLLEGES


COMMUNITY IMPACTS

QUALITY OF LIFE THE SAN JACINTO TEXAS HISTORIC DISTRICT (SJTHD) MISSION is to work in partnership with Economic Alliance Houston Port Region/Quality of Life Task Force, by showcasing the history and beauty of the communities in our district. Collaborative entity that impacts quality of life issues for Houston Port region communities.


2023 OUTCOMES

QUALITY OF LIFE CAPITAL FOR COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS impacting our region. Matched funds for projects promoting public safety, beautification, special community activities, outreach and other priorities aligned with impacting the Houston Port region.

CITY OF DEER PARK

CITY OF SHOREACRES

CITY OF BAYTOWN

Improvements to Hike and Bike Trails Phase I projects by adding signage, lighting, and benches.

New communication technology to enhance interactions with citizens and improved presentations during council meetings.

Supporting the Sculpture Trail Exhibition with 25 new sculpture art installations.


EVENTS

INSIGHT/THOUGHT LEADERSHIP DESTINATION FOR KNOWLEDGE SHARING & THOUGHT LEADERSHIP on topics relevant to industry along the Gulf Coast. 13 organized events provide members, industry leaders, and community stakeholders opportunities to network, gain knowledge, and engage in information sharing.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP BANQUET

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON - JUNE

EVENTS & ATTENDANCE ‘23

13 EVENTS

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON - MARCH

4 PILLARS OF HOUSTON’S ECONOMY

4K ATTENDEES

310

ECONOMIC FORECAST

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON - OCTOBER

INDUSTRIAL PROCUREMENT FORUM - CONTRACTORS

INDUSTRIAL PROCUREMENT FORUM - OWNERS

AVERAGE ATTENDANCE PER EVENT


SIGNATURE EVENT

GULF COAST INDUSTRY FORUM ECONOMIC ALLIANCE’S LARGEST EVENT of the year brings together industry, government, and community stakeholders to share knowledge relevant to the Houston Port region. Insights and forecasting by leaders of the petrochemical, manufacturing, maritime, and logistics industries along the gulf coast.

800+ 21 ATTENDEES

EXHIBITORS

PETROCHEMICAL LEADERSHIP PANEL

SUPPLY CHAIN LEADERSHIP PANEL

STEVEN PRUSAK, SR. VP CORPORATE PLANNING & TECHNOLOGY CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL

SPEAKERS

45

RIC CAMPO, PORT COMMISSION CHAIRMAN, PORT HOUSTON

SHELL CORPORATION SUSTAINABILITY PANEL

RYAN SITTON, FOUNDER & CEO, PINNACLE

PORT & PETROCHEMICAL ECONOMIC IMPACTS

SEPTEMBER 5TH GCIF 2024 THURSDAY, PASADENA CONVENTION CENTER


KNOWLEDGE SHARING

PODCAST STUDIO UPGRADE

CHEVRON PASADENA REFINERY sponsored our podcast studio upgrades supporting new technology and studio enhancements. A portion of the funds went towards new signage created and installed by students from SAM RAYBURN HIGH SCHOOL/PASADENA ISD. Also, a special thanks to our “Sound” sponsor APACHE INDUSTRIAL.

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

STUDIO UPGRADES

STUDIO BRANDING

AUDIO EQUIPMENT


KNOWLEDGE SHARING

WEBSITE UPGRADE ECONOMIC ALLIANCE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BORAL AGENCY worked to create a new front door for the Houston Port region with an updated website. The site is a portal for regional highlights, event communications, and service tools available to our members. Created a professional and relevant tool to support our efforts of thought leadership/information sharing.

INFORMATION SHARING MEDIUMS ‘23 THE CURRENT a quarterly newsletter to share member news, announcements, and accomplishments. Along with our events and other vital Houston Port Region information.

4 40K

QUARTERLY ISSUES

RECIPIENTS

GULF COAST GROWTH SHOW a knowledge sharing platform where industry leaders share their backgrounds, expertise, and relevant insights in an interview format.

35 EPISODES


INVOLVEMENT

MEMBER-DRIVEN ORGANIZATION OUR STRUCTURE CONSISTS OF an Executive Board, an Elected Board and eight initiative chairs supported by members through their direct involvement. You are invited to attend a task force meeting, luncheon, or other events to understand the quality and value of an Economic Alliance membership.

8 TASK FORCES AND INITIATIVES SUPPORTED BY MEMBER INVOLVEMENT Economic Development Task Force Facilitate new and expanded capital investment and job creation along the Houston Port Region.

Transportation Task Force Identify and support transportation projects in order to accommodate rising freight demand in the economy and ensure safety and quality of life for citizens.

Workforce Development Task Force Provide a forum that facilitates information sharing and promotion of workforce development initiatives to address the growing skilled workforce gap.

Public Policy Task Force Provide a forum that facilitates information sharing and education on public policy issues affecting the Houston Port Region’s economic development.

Quality of Life Task Force Enhance our region’s marketable image and quality of place, including assets to attract both tourists and corporate relocation.

Business Growth Task Force Provide mechanisms for the education and development of regional businesses in order to sustain and grow regional commerce for our communities.

Women’s Leadership Luncheon Showcase female leaders in our industries and encourage an empowering dialogue on the success of female leadership in the industries they represent.

Gulf Coast Industry Forum Bring industry, government, and community stakeholders together to hear regional information affecting the Houston Port Region.

A VALUED MEMBER: “MCCARTHY BUILDING COMPANIES, INC. deeply values our membership with the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region. All they do advocating for and advancing the interests of the economic powerhouse that is the Houston Ship Channel, and surrounding areas, is amazing and appreciated. Thank you Chad Burke and Team!” - JONATHAN W. SCHMALTZ, DIRECTOR, BD


TRUSTED NETWORK

MEMBER BENEFITS ECONOMIC ALLIANCE IS A DRIVING FORCE in the Houston Port Region. Economic prosperity and successes are growing faster than ever due to the participation by our members. We convene a large, trusted network and encourage you to join our talented, well-connected organization.

MEMBER BENEFITS ARE REFLECTED IN ENHANCING YOUR OPERATIONS

NETWORK

Expand your immediate circle of acquaintances and begin meeting new people in adjacent circles — and beyond. Members, staff and partners can be the solution and lead resources related to your operations.

VISIBILITY

Become recognized as an active business member of a world class team within the Houston Port Region. Our service footprint is the most sought-after region in the world for petrochemical, manufacturing, maritime, and logistics operations.

IMPACT

Align yourself with strategic initiatives that are making an impact on our regional economy and residents. One of the most impactful and influential business organizations in Texas. Participate in economic development, public policy, transportation/infrastructure, workforce development and quality of life initiatives.

INSIGHT

Gain knowledge and contribute to the information sharing and convening of industry leaders. Events and task forces can highlight your operations and/or be a vehicle to gain insights from fellow members.

VOICE

Leverage relationships and established communication channels to have issues heard. Develop regional priorities through our members input and the organization is a respected voice with invaluable connections to key decision makers.


2023 EVENTS

WHO WE HEARD FROM Annual Membership Banquet Thursday, February 9, 2023 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Reception 6:00 / Dinner 7:00

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 7:00 am - 10:00 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Location: Sylvan Beach Pavilion 1 Sylvan Beach Drive, La Porte, TX 77571

San Jacinto College - LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology 7901 W Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, TX 77507

INDUSTRIAL PROCUREMENT FORUM

Registration

OWNERS PROCUREMENT MANAGERS PANEL

Individual Table of 8

“Developing waterfront industrial complex on the Houston Ship Channel”

JOE SWINBANK Owner & Co-Founder

Leif Babin DOUG TAFT Vice President of Operations

MAURICIO MELENDEZ Director of Technical Services, Turnaround, and Plant Capital Procurement

EDDIE CARTER Procurement Manager

Sponsorships Gold Silver Bronze

President, Echelon Front

NATHAN HEIMEYER Texas Site Operations Manager

Former U.S. Navy SEAL officer, co-author of #1 New York Times bestseller Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and co-founder of Echelon Front

Gold Sponsor EVENT SPONSOR

COFFEE SPONSOR

Tickets $25 Economic Alliance & BIC Alliance Members $50 for non-members $175 Member Table of (8) $350 Non-Member Table (8) $500 Booth Space, includes 2 tickets

Does Houston’s economy insulate against recession? PRINTING SPONSOR

Sponsorship Opportunities Presenting Sponsor.........$2,500 Event Sponsors ...............$1,500

Board Gift Sponsor

Silver Sponsors JEREMY OSTERBERGER President & COO PANEL MODERATOR

https://bit.ly/IPFNov2023 For more information, email Marisela Ramirez at marisela@allianceportregion.com

OIL & GAS

AEROSPACE

$5,000 $2,500 $2,000

REGISTRATION & SPONSORSHIPS

THE FOUR PILLARS OF HOUSTON’S STRONG ECONOMY HOST SPONSOR

$150 $1,000

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2023

(3% Processing fee for Online Registration | 72 hour cancellation notice required for refunds)

7 9 0 2 F a i r m o n t P a r k w a y, P a s a d e n a , T X 7 7 5 0 5 7:00 am Doors Open: Networking & Registration CIMA SERVICES, L.P. 9 : 0 0 a m We l c o m e & I n t ro d u c t i o n s HOUSTON PILOTS

PETROCHEMICAL MANUFACTURING & LOGISTICS

MEDICAL

Bronze Sponsors

STATE SENATOR MAYES MIDDLETON KELSEY-SEYBOLD CLINIC WEST GULF MARITIME ASSOCIATION WOOD 9:10 AM SUPPLYENGINEERING CHAIN PANEL BURNS & MCDONNELL COMPANY, INC LEE COLLEGE

AGENDA

PATTI LEIGH

Vice President of Crude Supply & Trading

MATT ONDLER

DAVID P. BERNARD

Chief Technology Officer

JOHN GRIMES

Chief Executive Officer

Group Chief Operating Officer

9:10 A

3% Processing fee for online registration / 72 hour cancellation notice required For more information please contact Marisela Ramirez at marisela@allianceportregion.com

THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2023 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

San Jacinto College - LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology | 7901 W Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, TX 77507

ECONOMIC FORECAST RECEPTION PRESENTING SPONSOR

Americas Logistics & Distribution Manager EXXONMOBIL

JOHN KUECK

Sr. Operations Manager for the Gulf Coast MAERSK

Presiding Officer HOUSTON PILOTS

FRANK VINGERHOETS President KATOEN NATIE

ED EMMETT

Market President & Publisher

PRINTING SPONSOR

THURSD

Energy and Transportation Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy TxDOT

7 9 0 2 CAPTAIN Fairmont P m DWINEGAR oors Ope Americas Logistics &7 : 0 0 aCLINT Distribution Manager Presiding Officer 9:00 EXXONMOBIL HOUSTON PILOTS CYNTHIA JILG

PANEL MODERATOR

PANEL MODERATOR BOB CHARLET

HOST SPONSOR

10:00 AM PETROCHEMICAL PANEL

AGENDA

10:00 AM 9:10 AM SUPPLY CHAIN PANEL

REGISTRATION Member $25 Non-Member $50 Member Table (8) $175 Non-Member Table (8) $350 Booth (includes 2 seats) $250

SPEAKER

EVENT SPONSORS

CAPTAIN CLINT WINEGAR

CYNTHIA JILG

THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2023 - 3:00 TO 5:00 PM

San Jacinto College - The LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology 7901 W Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, TX 77507

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PATRICK JANKOWSKI Senior Vice President of Research

SPONSORSHIP Event

ERIC BASS

TIFANIE STEELE

Plant Manager INEOS STYROLUTION, BAYPORT ASA PLANT

General Manager CHEVRON PASADENA REFINERY

$1,500

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Member $25 Non-Member $50 Member Table (8) $175 Non-Member Table (8) $350 Booth (includes 2 seats) $250

Host Sponsor

AGENDA

JOE SWINBANK Owner & Co-Founder

DOUG TAFT Vice President of Operations

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2023 Event $1,500

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RIC CAMPO

Port Commission Chairman Distribution Manager PORT HOUSTON EXXONMOBIL

General Manager

CAPTAIN CLINT WINEGAR

JOHN KUECK

Sr. Operations Manager for the Gulf Coast MAERSK

Presiding Officer HOUSTON PILOTS

ED EMMETT

Energy and Transportation Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy TxDOT

PANEL MODERATOR

EMMA LEWIS

Senior Vice President US GULF COAST, CHEMICALS & PRODUCTS SHELL

PRINTING SPONSOR

ERIC BASS

Plant Manager INEOS STYROLUTION, BAYPORT ASA PLANT

TONY WOOD Site Manager LYONDELLBASELL CHANNELVIEW COMPLEX

Port Houston

Landscape and Texas

JIM GRIFFIN

Associate Vice Chancellor, Sr. Vice President, San Jacinto College LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology

PANEL MODERATOR

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Sponsorship Opportunities Presenting Sponsor.........$2,500 Event Sponsors ...............$1,500

TONY WOOD ERIC BASS https://bit.ly/IPFNov2023 JIM GRIFFIN TIFANIE STEELE Plant Manager Site Manager Associate Vice Chancellor, General Manager INEOSRamirez STYROLUTION, BAYPORT BRENNER LYONDELLBASELL Sr. Vice President, San Jacinto College MARLA KLINE CHEVRON LEE STOCKWELL HELMUT For more PASADENA information, email Marisela at marisela@allianceportregion.com (3% Processing fee for Online Registration | 72MARLA hour cancel EMMA LEWIS KLIN LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, ASA PLANT CHANNELVIEW COMPLEX REFINERY General Manager General Manager, ESG Manager RIC CAMPO STEVEN PRUSAK Senior Vice President Energy, & Technology General Manag US GULF COAST, US CARBON CAPTURE, US POLYMERS, Port Commission Chairman Senior VP of Corporate US GULF COAST, PANEL MODERATOR US GULF COA BUSINESS MANAGEMENT UTILIZATION & STORAGE CHEMICALS PRODUCTS PORT HOUSTON Planning &&Technology CHEMICALS & PRODUCTS BUSINESS MANAG SHELL SHELL SHELL CHEMICAL CHEVRON PHILLIPS SHELL SHELL

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TIFANIE STEELE

12:13 PM

$175 Member Table of (8) CCS & StateHYDROGEN, of the Glob $350 Non-Member Table (8) Port Houston La $500 Booth Space, includes 2 tickets

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 1:30 PM SHELL SUSTAINABILITY PANEL 2:05 PM PORT & PETROCHEMICAL IMPACT TO HOUSTON’S ECONOMY 2:05 PMPM PORT & PETROCH 10:55 AM 12:13 PM 12:50 HYDROGEN, CCSGlobal & ADVANCED RECYCLING $8.5B Orange integrated State of the Geopolitical Energy

10:00 AM PETROCHEMICAL PANEL

General Manager CHEVRON PASADENA REFINERY

TONY WOOD Site Manager

Plant Manager

PANEL MODERATOR

$8.5B Orange integrated polymers facility Project

President KATOEN NATIE

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Planning & Technology EVENT SPONSOR COFFEE SPONSOR REGISTRATION & SPONSORSHIPS CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL TicketsKEYNOTE SPEAKERS 1:30 PM SHELL SUSTAINABILITY PANEL $25 Economic Alliance & BIC Alliance Member 10:00 AM PETROCHEMICAL PANEL 1:30 PM SH $50 for non-members

10:55 AM HYDROGEN, CCS & ADVANCED RECYCLING PROJECTS

FRANK VINGERHOETS

EDDIE CARTER Procurement Manager

CAPTAIN CHEVRON PASADENA ED EMMETT BAYPORT LYONDELLBASELL JOHN KUECK INEOS STYROLUTION, FRANK VINGERHOETS RYAN SITTON Energy and Transportation ASA PLANT Sr. Operations Manager CHANNELVIEW COMPLEX President CLINT WINEGAR REFINERY Founder & CEO Rice University’s Baker Institute for the Gulf Coast KATOEN NATIE STEVEN PRUSAK Presiding Officer for Public Policy TxDOT PINNACLE MAERSK Senior VP of Corporate HOUSTON PILOTS

HOST SPONSOR

CYNTHIA JILG

MAURICIO MELENDEZ Director of Technical Services, Turnaround, and Plant Capital Procurement

TIFANIE STEELE CYNTHIA JILG

Americas Logistics &

CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL

9:10 AM SUPPLY CHAIN PANEL

Americas Logistics & Distribution Manager EXXONMOBIL

Plant Manager General Manager INEOS STYROLUTION, CHEVRON PASADENA Sr. Operations Manager Americas Logistics & MODERATOR Presiden PANEL CLINT WINEGAR ASA PLANT REFINERY for the Gulf Coast Distribution Manager KATOEN N Presiding Officer MAERSK EXXONMOBIL HOUSTON PILOTS

waterfront 12:13 “Developing PM 12:50 PM 10:00 AM PETROCHEMICAL PANEL K industrial complex State of the Global Geopolitical Energy on the Houston 10:55 AM 9:10 AM SUPPLY CHAIN PANEL Port Houston Landscape and Texas Ship Channel” $8.5B Orange integrated polymers facility Project

10:55 AM $8.5B Orange integrated polymers facility Project

Sponsorship

AGENDA

San Jacinto College THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 ERIC BASS Petrochem TIFANIE STEELE

7:00 am Doors Open: Networking & Regi OWNERS PROCUREMENT 9 : 0 0 a m W e lMANAGERS c o m e & I n t rPA od

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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3% Processing fee for online registration / 72 hour cancellation notice required Registration & Sponsorships, contact Marisela Ramirez at marisela@allianceportregion.com

Presenting Sponsor

TONY WOOD Site Manager LYONDELLBASELL CHANNELVIEW COMPLEX

HECTOR RIVERO

President & CEO TEXAS CHEMICAL COUNCIL

SENATOR JOHN WHITMIRE TEXAS DISTRICT 15

EMMA LEWIS

MARLA KLINE

LEE STOCKWELL

SENATOR DENNIS WINKLER GeneralHECTOR CHARLIE JENKINS Senior Vice President Manager RIVERO BOB HARVEY General Manager, RIC CAMPO STEVEN PRUSAK RYAN SITTON JOHN Chief Operating Officer US GULFPresident WHITMIRE COAST, & CEO US CARBON CAPTURE, President & CEOVP of Corporate Chief ChannelUS GULF COAST, Port Commission Chairman Senior Founder & CEO TEXAS CHEMICAL COUNCIL Infrastructure Officer WINKLER PUBLIC RELATIONS CHEMICALS & PRODUCTS BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TEXAS DISTRICT 15 UTILIZATION & STORAGE GREATER HOUSTON PORT HOUSTON Planning & Technology PINNACLE PORT HOUSTON SHELL SHELL SHELL PANEL MODERATOR PARTNERSHIP CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL

1:30 PM SHELL SUSTAINABILITY PANEL 2:05 PM PORT & PETROCHEMICAL IMPACT TO HOUST


INDUSTRY ICON

AWARD

INDUSTRY ICON, ‘23 AWARDED TO CHARLIE JENKINS OF PORT HOUSTON

Economic Alliance Industry Icon Award, ‘23 was presented to Charlie Jenkins of Port Houston.

Charlie Jenkins currently serves as the Senior Director of Asset Management and Strategic Coordination for Port Houston. In this capacity, Charlie has been relentless in ensuring the successful expansion of the nation’s busiest waterway that serves the largest petrochemical complex in the country. From day-to-day management of the deepening & widening of the ship channel through Project 11 to working on long-term strategies and implementation, he has been the driving force to ensure completion of this historic development. Project 11 is a $1 Billion endeavor set to deliver generation-defining benefits for over 3.2 million Americans. Charlie’s 32-year career and leadership on Project 11 truly exemplifies what an Industry Icon is – one who brings industry, the public and private sectors, and community together to accomplish an iconic and generation-defining project. Charlie’s unparalleled determination to continually improve our region and deliver the best possible outcomes for our partners has been the drumbeat of the Project 11 team. Charlie’s successful leadership is truly “iconic”. A true leader in our maritime community through his work to improve our ship channel and enable economic growth across our region.


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