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SECOND QUARTER 2019

ECONOMIC ALLIANCE

NEWSLETTER

PUBLIC POLICY

Advocacy Trips | Bill Tracking | White Papers | Member Involvement

President’s Letter | Members in Motion | Task Force Updates

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TABLE OF CONTENTS PRESIDENTS LETTER 5 TASK FORCE UPDATES

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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MEMBERS IN MOTION

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ECONOMIC ALLIANCE IN MOTION

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MEMBERSHIP LIST 26

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The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, created in 1985, provides professional economic development services for the businesses and communities surrounding the 25-mile Houston Ship Channel. Since 2008, the Economic Alliance has supported over 61 successful projects that have helped create 2,894 new jobs and over $10.1 billion of capital investment to the Houston Port Region.

We are proud to count among our members the following Cities, Communities, Chambers of Commerce, and other government entities: Harris County

City of Pearland

Deer Park Chamber of Commerce

Port Houston

City of Seabrook

Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce

City of Baytown

City of Shoreacres

Highlands-Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce

City of Deer Park

City of South Houston

Houston East End Chamber of Commerce

City of Galena Park

Community of Channelview

La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce

City of Houston

Community of East End

North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce

City of Jacinto City

Community of North Shore

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

City of La Porte

Community of Sheldon

Pearland Area Chamber of Commerce

City of Morgan’s Point

Community of South Belt-Ellington

South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce

City of Pasadena

Baytown Chamber of Commerce

South Houston Chamber of Commerce

Please take time to recognize our 2019 Board of Directors: Natalie Picha, Royal Harbor Partners LLC John Golashesky, Turner Industries Tom Brosig, BBVA Compass Captain Mark Mitchem, Houston Pilots Allatia Harris, San Jacinto College North Thomas Brinkso, BIC Alliance Chris Cain, LyondellBasell La Porte Plant Jay Bice, H+M Industrial EPC Barry McMahan, Allegiance Bank Jim Griffin, San Jacinto College - Center for Petrochemical, Energy & Technology Leonard A. Bedell, Mobil Steel International, Inc. Katie Yount, McDonough Engineering Jeffrey Kuhn, Terracon Consultants, Inc. Chip Schweiger, PKF Texas Lori Traweek, Gulf Coast Authority

Chris Talley, Structure Tone Robert Armstrong, Kuraray Janet Gonzales, Amegy Bank of Texas Kristi Claypool, Meador Staffing Services Crystal Cedro, Hunter Buildings Tony Krause, Covestro Buddy Tucker, Ohmstede Industrial Services Inc. Connie Tilton, ExxonMobil Nathanael Ince, PinnacleART Matthew Blunck, Enterprise Holdings Marshall Deluca, Orion Group Holdings, Inc. Randy Boeding, R. Boeding Group, LLC Charles Montgomery, International Longshoremens Association Marcelo Moacyr, BGE Wayne Webb, Community Bank of Texas

Dr. Dennis Brown, Lee College Ayshe Tayfun, Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital Dennis Winkler, Winkler Public Relations Brent Cockerham, Moody National Bank Darcie Durham, The Boeing Company John Grimes, LBC Tank Terminals Doug Mansfield, Mansfield Marketing Roger Gossett, Accelerated Solutions Jim Smith, Doggett Industries Amanda Accardo, Shell Deer Park


PRESIDENT’S LETTER

The Public Policy Committee, led by Chairman Dennis Winkler of Winkler Public Relations and Vice-Chair Darcie Durham of Boeing have represented the policy interests of our membership in a variety of ways. This group orchestrated and executed a very productive trip to Washington, D.C. April 1- 4 that included 35 attendees and over 30 meetings across two days. In D.C. we carried the message on: • Houston Ship Channel Infrastructure Investment • Workforce Development supporting Industry Demand through Community Colleges

• Coastal Barrier Protection from Hurricane Surge • Deployment to Employment allowing military families to work immediately in new states • EXIM Bank Reauthorization to support Exports from U.S. Manufacturers The region was well represented with team members from the petrochemical industry, the maritime and logistics sector, our cities and community colleges. Each of our attending members were able to attend and lead discussions in meetings with legislators and administrators. This spring also included our state’s 86th Legislative Session. Across the five months of the session, the Economic Alliance made multiple trips and held dozens of meetings. Issues worked this year for the region included: • • • • • •

Chapter 312 & 313 Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Coastal Spine Taxing Authority Property Tax Caps – Local Control Transportation Funding Support Workforce Development

As you can see, 2019 has already been a busy and critical year on the Public Policy front. The second half of the year, you will see Economic Alliance partner with Port Houston, the Greater Houston Port Bureau, the Houston Pilots, and the Oil & Gas Coalition to convince Congress and the Corps of Engineers to approve and fund the widening of the Houston Ship Channel. This is a critical and time sensitive issue that we will all work together to achieve. Just as each sport has its’ set of ground rules, policy (whether state or federal), provides the boundaries in which we try to make our businesses and communities prosper. It’s incumbent upon this organization as an economic development corporation to participate in the creation of those rules in a way that gives us the best chance to successfully “grow the regional economy.” With the dedicated leadership from our Public Policy Committee I’m confident we will continue to represent the region well in the arena of policy making.

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ECONOMIC ALLIANCE EXECUTIVE BOARD Chairman, Glenn Royal, Royal Harbor Partners, LLC Treasurer, Steve Cote, Brady, Chapman, Holland & Associates Secretary, Roger Blackburn, Wood Vice Chair, Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Vice Chair, Karen Gregory, CenterPoint Energy Vice Chair, Jeff Garry, Dow Chemical Vice Chair, Bob Bradshaw, INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA Advisory, Mayor Tom Reid, City of Pearland

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Randy Boeding, R. Boeding Group, LLC Teri Crawford, San Jacinto College Susan Smedley, Lee College Connie Tilton, ExxonMobil Amanda Fenwick, San Jacinto College

ECONOMIC ALLIANCE STAFF Chad Burke, President/CEO Fred Welch, Vice President, Economic Development Bridget Yeary, Financial & Administrative Manager Marisela Ramirez, Events & Member Services Coordinator Kaitlyn Conner, Marketing & Communications Coordinator Patti Bell, Workforce Development Manager

LAYOUT AND DESIGN Kaitlyn Conner, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

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Chad Burke President/CEO Economic Alliance Houston Port Region

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FEATURED ARTICLE 2019 State Policy Trips January 29th – Legislative Trip to Austin Members of the Economic Alliance traveled to Austin to advocate on behalf of the region. The day included meeting with 10 state elected officials. Topics discussed included: renewal of Chapter 312 incentive agreements, freight transportation priority and funding, school refinancing, coastal spine taxing authority, workforce development opportunities, and recognizing license from other states from spouses/family members of active military. February 26th & 27th – Chemicals Day The Economic Alliance and several of its’ members attended the Chemicals Day activities in Austin, including the networking dinner on the night of the 26th, the industry meeting on the morning of the 27th and six meetings with elected officials to discuss legislation specific to the Houston Port Region and its’ communities. March 20th – State House Ways & Means Committee Hearing Chad Burke traveled to Austin to testify at the House Ways & Means Committee hearing about the positive impacts of Chapter 312 agreements with cities and counties, and how it is used to garner capital investment.

2019 Legislative Update

The 86th Legislative Session is over, here’s the inside scoop Deployment to Employment Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 2214 into law. The bill was authored and carried by State Representative Ana Hernandez, and provides for expedited issuance of licenses to active military, veterans or military spouses who move into Texas. This allows our military and their family to go to work immediately in Texas, without being hindered and unemployed while waiting to work through the licensing process. This is an important win for our state’s workforce and the military families serving our country. Property Tax Reform • Passed by a vote of 107-40 • Rather than calling it a ”property tax reform bill” it is now called ”property tax transparency bill” • Reduces the rollback rate for cities and counties to 3.5% • Leaves it at 8% for hospital and community college districts • Reduces the rollback rate to 2% for schools • It also changes property tax notices to make them easier to understand • Taxing units can also increase their property tax levy by $500,000 a year without triggering an election • As passed yesterday, the bill allows taxing units to factor the cost of providing indigent healthcare and homestead exemptions into their revenue growth calculation. Chapter 312 & 313 Extension HB 3143 extends Chapter 312 of the Tax Code until 2029 enabling local governments to offer limited tax abatements to attract new capital investment that create jobs and generate millions in new tax base. A similar extension for Chapter 313 school district tax incentives passed the House, but the Senate would rather deal with Chapter 313 in the next session of the Legislature. Chapter 313 expires in 2022 and will be a top priority issue for the Economic Alliance in the 2021 legislative session.


INTERN INSIGHT - PUBLIC POLICY

James is a senior at the University of Houston, studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He was hired on as the Public Policy Intern in January of 2019 and finished his internship in May. Hello Economic Alliance Members, It would be an understatement to describe my time here at the Economic Alliance as fruitful and exciting. Becoming the Public Policy Intern was a privilege in its own right; being able to pierce through the veil of government relations was nothing short of humbling. During my four months with the Economic Alliance, I was fortunate enough to travel to Austin as well as D.C. to advocate on behalf of the Houston Port region. I was even lucky enough to be present when Representative Ana Hernandez pitched her now sponsored bill H.B. 2214 which would make it easier to transfer licenses for veterans and their families in the state of Texas. But not only was I able to sit in these meetings with many government officials, I was able to be a part of daily operations and see the Economic Alliance from a more personal perspective. Now to be frank, being a middle man between a region and its governing bodies is no easy task; with representation of twelve cities and over 250 private firms, the Economic Alliance is sworn by its mission statement to enrich these same community stakeholders. Simply put, my role as an Intern brought to light the importance of how policy and the work needed to shape it is not just tedious, but crucial in order to give the community a chance of protecting their own means. For example, during our D.C. trip, over 30 meetings were scheduled while only two days were appropriated. Density alone makes it a hard task to fully enrich legislators about the Houston Port. It would be silly not to also mention the amount of political divisiveness that thwarts many good deeds of action; and with, the list of variables and loops to jump through start to grow exponentially. That’s why months of preparation, seen through our white paper, and constant coordination between congressmen, makes trips like this one fully utilized. Some might also eloquently define my role as helping keep the American dream alive; but the main point to take away from my employment is how relation and representation between a municipality or region and its people is by no means secondary. Reciting an entire region’s treasure of economic factors while harmoniously translating its value to legislators takes constant communication and a willingness to stand together in order to keep volume held in a democratic glass still. That is why there is a full sense of pride in this office and being chosen to work for a team that is dedicated to a mission so victorious was the most rewarding part of my experience here. Without such organizations to help shape and promote policy, the barriers between government and the people become robust and too tough to break. It is also why I believe fullheartedly that the Economic Alliance continues to play a vital role in protecting and advocating for the Houston Port Region. Lastly, I would like to say thank you to my colleagues at the Economic Alliance and wish them the best of endeavors; it was a pleasure working with you all and hope that my impression will be ever-lasting. Sincerely, James E. Brewer Public Policy Intern Economic Alliance Houston Port Region

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2019 Federal Public Policy Trip April 1st through April 4th, 35 Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Members traveled to Washington D.C. to advocate for the Houston Port Region. Over the course of three days, the group attended a total of 35 meetings including U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, Presidential Staff, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the Manufacturing Institute and National Manufacturers Association (NAM), American Chemistry Council (ACC), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Business Leaders United (BLU), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE), the United States Maritime Administration (MARAD), and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). Economic Alliance Members in attendance represented a cross-section of the Houston Port Region, including Port Houston, Harris County Precinct 2 (Commissioner Adrian Garcia), the cities of Pasadena, Seabrook and Morgan’s Point, the Greater Houston Port Bureau, the Houston Pilots, ExxonMobil, Solvay, INEOS Chemicals Company, San Jacinto College, Wood, Amegy Bank, Hunter Buildings, Global Relations, and Mansfield Marketing. The Economic Alliance’s White Paper included five specific topics aimed at making the region globally competitive and allowing its’ citizens and communities to prosper: 1. Houston Ship Channel Infrastructure Investment 2. Workforce Development supporting Industry Demand through Community Colleges 3. Coastal Barrier Protection from Hurricane Surge 4. Deployment to Employment allowing military families to work immediately in new states 5. EXIM Bank Reauthorization to support Exports from U.S. Manufacturers While the participants worked all five issues, the top priority for this trip was to create urgency and awareness for the widening of the Houston Ship Channel. This is necessary to accommodate increases in size of container ships coming through the new Panama Canal while at the same time allowing for the increase in petroleum exports to U.S. allies due to the abundance of reserves we now see in Texas and throughout America.

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2019 Federal White Paper Considerations The Economic Alliance is a regional economic development organization representing the world’s most influential energy corridor and trade port. Our mission is to grow and market a vibrant regional economy through economic development, public policy, transportation, workforce development, and quality of life initiatives. With over 250 private sector members, 12 cities, Harris County, and Port Houston apart of our membershp, we reach 25-miles of the Houston Ship Channel. The Houston Port Region hosts the nation’s largest petrochemical complex and the busiest port in terms of foreign tonnage, as well as, 1.1 million jobs realted to the Houston Ship Channel activities. The combination of our members, industries, institutions, and economic assets make our footprint the most sought-after region in the entire world for petrochemical, manufacturing, maritime and logistics operations. The Policy considerations that are vital to the Houston Port region will work to create an environment that bolsters job creation and encourages investment in our residents/workforce, institutions, infrastructure, and businesses are outlined as follows:

HOUSTON PORT INFRASTRUCTURE

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Ensuring two-way transits in the Houston Ship Channel now and into the future is necessary for ongoing safety and economic growth The Army Corps of Engineers’ draft National Economic Development (NED) plan recommends improvements and widening for only a portion of the Houston Ship Channel through Galveston Bay segment, which is in the middle of the overall proposed project. The Port Houston, Houston Pilots, and private industries have indicated that a partial widening in that area, as proposed, will create a bottleneck that compromises safety and efficiency throughout the entire system. As a result, the draft NED plan would authorize a project that would be both obsolete and operationally ineffective even before it is funded. Pell Grants Preserve and enhance the Federal Pell Grant Program. Extend Pell Grant eligibility to short-term training programs offered by institutions of higher education. Increase lifetime Pell Grant eligibility to 14 semesters.

Funding for Federal Student Financial Aid and Institutional Aid Programs Support the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and Federal Work-Study programs, which enhance community college student enrollment and success. Request removal of legacy so that more community college students can participate. Higher Education Act Reauthorization Student Financing, Access, and Affordability Support responsible student borrowing by tying borrowing limits to enrollment intensity, giving institutions more authority to limit borrowing in defined circumstances, and allowing institutions to require additional loan counseling. Simplify the FAFSA process to support greater community college student participation in federal student aid programs. Examine the federal needs analysis system to ensure that working students, particularly those with families to support, receive adequate support.

COASTAL BARRIER PROTECTION

OPEN COMPETITION

DEPLOYMENT TO EMPLOYMENT

Support for Veterans Provide significant resources and enduring support to those that have served. Allow military spouses to move their licenses and certifications between states due to a military transfer. Encourage and incentivize employers to hire veterans and invest their community giving resources into helping veterans transition.

EXIM BANK

Supplemental Federal Funding for Hurricane Surge Protection This funding should be focused design and building of a “Coastal Spine” (barrier) to protect the more than 4 million residents, industry, and infrastructure from storm surge associated with hurricanes. The benefit cost ratio should be the $13 billion project from the Sabine to San Luis Pass that protects Galveston, Galveston Bay and the Houston Ship Channel, which accounts for 16% of the State of Texas’ GDP.

Supplemental Federal Funding for Hurricane Surge Protection The Economic Alliance supports the inclusion of open competition language into federal appropriation and authorization legislation so taxpayer funds can be spent wisely, and engineers have the authority to make the best choice to complete infrastructure projects. We believe that when state and federal funds are used, engineers should be allowed to consider all materials and select the best choice through open competition. The Economic Alliance does not support policies that grant special preference to any single material or takes decision making authority away from project engineers. This includes not requiring the lowest bid always being selected.

Reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank and Reestablishment of a Quorum on the Bank’s Board The Bank’s authorization expires on Sept. 30, 2019 and a long-term reauthorization is needed. Without an authorization, the Bank will be unable to support thousands of small business exporters. Even more imminent is the need to re-establish a quorum of the Bank, which consists of confirming at least three members of the Board of Directors. Because of the lack of quorum, the Bank has been unable to provide financing for deals more than $10 million. Consequently, there is a backlog of approximately $40 billion in deals that would support almost 240,000 jobs.

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2019 Federal Advocacy Trip Photos

Meeting at the Eisenhower Building with Presidential Staff

Harris County Commissioner Garcia, and Mike Lykes Touring the Capitol

Meeting with American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

Meeting with U.S. Congressman Dan Crenshaw

The Economic Alliance, Greater Houston Port Bureau, and The City of Seabrook on the hill.

Meeting with U.S. Congressman Brian Babin

Meeting with U.S. Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia

Meeting with U.S. Congressman Micheal Cloud’s Chief of Staff, Adam Magary

Meeting with U.S. Senator of Texas John Cornyn

Meeting with U.S. Congressman Randy Weber

Harris County Commissioner Garcia, and Mike Lykes Touring the Capitol

County Commissioner Garcia, Mike Lykes, and Elizabeth Boylan, Solvay, leaving the White House meeting


A STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE What was your favorite part about the advocacy trip? My favorite part about our trip to DC was meeting with representatives to advocate on topics surrounding higher education on behalf of San Jacinto College.

What did you learn? Reggie Huerta Accounting Major San Jacinto College

This meaningful experience taught me to appreciate politics and become more politically aware of our environment.

How can you apply what you learned on this trip to your future career? During our trip, I learned to not be afraid to ask questions which can be universally applied in every profession especially in the field of audit where I want to focus my career.

LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP LUNCHEON PARTNERED WITH THE ACIT REVERSE TRADE SHOW On June 27th Economic Alliance hosted their 2019 Session Legislative Wrap Up Luncheon at the Pasadena Convention Center. This event partnered with the ACIT Trade Show, which resulted in an attendance of over 320 attendees. Preceeding the Luncheon, ACIT hosted their Reverse Trade Show, which allowed representatives from owner companies to host a booth to discuss “How to do Business” with their companies. The event was open to the public, and withheld significant attendance as well.

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TASK FORCE UPDATES QUALITY OF LIFE TASK FORCE The Quality of Life task force is working on several ways to promote not only our own initiatives, but also the attractions throughout our footprint! We are continuing to work with our region’s cities on grants through the San Jacinto Texas Historic District, where we’ll match funding of up to $5,000 for the creation of mini-murals that represent local, regional or state history. Also, the concurrent matching grant program for general beautification, from park and greenspace improvements to the installation of different kinds of art in your areas. Pasadena as well as Jacinto City are moving forward on their respective mini-mural projects and Baytown, for example, is considering bronze sculptures. If you know beautification is a priority for your City but you’re not sure which direction to go, please give us a shout so we can brainstorm with you. Some of our mini-mural contacts including UP Art Studios have expressed interest in some very out-of-the-box ideas, and we would love to put you in touch. As always, reach out to Kristin Callahan or Marisela Ramirez with questions, inquiries about our mini-mural/beautification programs or possible members!

TRANSPORTATION TASK FORCE The Freight Transportation Sub-Committee on Port Road Projects met on May 23rd at the Economic Alliance. The group consists of all the entities in proximity of Port Road; including Port Houston, TXDoT, Harris County, Seabrook, Pasadena, LBC, Odjfell, American Acryl, INEOS, BayStar Polymers, CenterPoint and several engineering firms engaged in expansion projects along Port Road. All told, the committee identified 13 existing projects adjacent to Port Road, including the expansion of Port Road itself. The goal of the committee is to facilitate communication on project timing and to help in coordinating traffic controls while the projects are completed in such a restricted space. Safety and efficiency are the primary goals while undergoing the project work. The meeting also identified a 14th project that quickly became a priority for the region. In order to successfully move people, freight and equipment in and out of the region, Old Hwy 146 will require improvement and widening, as well as the intersection of Old Hwy 146 and Hwy 146/Red Bluff. A Gantt chart of the projects has been created showing schedules and peak construction loads over the next four years. By working together, all the partners in this concentrated growth region will be able to better manage the project process and once completed, move people and goods safely and more effectively.


WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE Chairman Dr. Allatia Harris, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives, San Jacinto College welcomed participants to the April 25th meeting at 3:00 P.M. in the SBDC Board Room at the Economic Alliance located at 203 Ivy Avenue, Deer Park, Texas. Our focus for this meeting was welding and we had representatives from industry and community college who spoke about their programs. Chad Whetro, Workforce Development Manager with Performance Contractors spoke about industry expansions in our area and how new construction was too large for just one company. He said that students coming out of school should get ready for the long game. He noted that with the aging workforce and so many baby boomers beginning to enter retirement that welding students can now sling shot into management in the next 10-12 years. Carla Thompson, Workforce Development Manager with Turner Industries addressed the need for a larger workforce of subjourneymen (trainees) in the pipeline to be trained and estimated the need for 115,000 craft workers. The real need is for skilled craftsmen who have 12-24 months on the job and not helpers. Our community college representative was Rod Hellyer, Industrial Studies Chair, NCCER Representative with Lee College in Baytown. He gave an overview of the welding program at the college. Our June 20th meeting was held at 9:30 A.M. at the San Jacinto Monument Museum with a great welcome from Larry Spasic, President, San Jacinto Museum of History. He shared his vast knowledge of the monument and museum with facts and recommendations on displays to see. The group viewed a short film clip that is in the works for a future new film to be shown in the theater at the monument. Attendees were able to tour the Shell Big Energy exhibit and the monument courtesy of Mr. Spasic. After we toured the museum, we boarded the M/V Sam Houston next to the Battleship Texas and were treated to lunch and a round-trip ride to the Fred Hartman bridge and back courtesy of Port Houston. It was a great way to see how petrochem fits in our community and workforce. All meetings for 2019 will be held at 3:00 P.M. in the SBDC Board Room at the Economic Alliance located at 203 Ivy Avenue, Deer Park unless otherwise noted. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Our next meetings are scheduled for August 15 and October 17. If you would like to be notified of meetings in the future, please email Patti Bell at patti@allianceportregion.com to be added to our list.

GULF COAST INDUSTRY FORUM TASK FORCE The 2019 10th Annual Gulf Coast Industry Forum is scheduled for September 18th & 19th and will once again be held at the Pasadena Convention Center. The committee is hard at work on all aspects of the conference including logistics, attendee interaction, vendor selection and speaker confirmations. To date, confirmed panels include Refining, Chemicals, Workforce Development, Transportation and Federal Policies. Just a few of the already confirmed speakers include Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Port Houston Chairman Ric Campo, Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton, Panama Canal Vice President for Transit Business, Ilya Espino de Marotta, and American Chemistry Council President Cal Dooley. It will be another power-packed lineup for both days. Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Port Houston and for the leadership and inspiration from Committee Chairman Roger Blackburn of the Wood.

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TASK FORCE UPDATES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM TASK FORCE The Economic Development Task Force has been travelling through the region this past quarter. In April we were hosted by Port Houston and given an update on Port activities and the necessity to get approval to widen the Houston Ship Channel. The Port continues to be the strong economic engine of the Houston region supporting the output from our refineries and chemical plants. In May we received a comprehensive update from the leadership team at LyondellBasell Bayport on the plant expansion activities tied to their TBA project. LyondellBasell recently celebrated their 50 year anniversary at the Bayport location. Our June meeting was held at the CIMA office in Deer Park. CIMA (Channel Industries Mutual Aid) has been in existence since the early 50’s and provides emergency response and mutual aid to plants and cities in the region through its network of member companies. As the incident command post for the recent ITC event CIMA assured continuous and safe response to extinguishing the fire. Over 2100 persons were involved in the event with no serious injuries reported . The Economic Development Task Force meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 3:00PM. There is no meeting in July. Our next TF meeting will be on August 28 at 3:00 at the Houston Port Bureau. The Port Bureau is tasked to foster communication and information about Port Houston, the Houston Ship Channel and the maritime industry to its constituents. Information on our TF meetings can be obtained on our website at www.allianceportregion.com/events or by contacting fred@allianceportregion.com.

BUSINESS GROWTH TASK FORCE The Business Growth Task Force committee hosted two event this quarter. On June 18th the Industrial Procurement Forum took place at the Pasadena Convention Center and then again met there as they hosted the Legislative Wrap-up Luncheon in conjunction with the Reverse Trade Show on Thursday, June 27th. The committee is beginning to plan the 4th quarter, Industrial Procurement Forum scheduled for Thursday, October 17th, which will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center. Check our website for event details. If you’re interested in becoming part of the Business Growth Task Force join us at one of our meetings. This committee meets the first Wednesday of every month at 9 a.m.


CALENDAR of EVENTS July Independance Day Office Closed Thursday, July 4th Business Growth Task Force Wednesday, July 10th 9:00 am - 10:00 am

October Economic Development Task Force Wedneday, July 24th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Business Growth Task Force Wednesday, October 2nd 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Workforce Development Task Force Thursday, October 17th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Women’s Leadership Luncheon TBD

Gulf Coast Industry Forum Task Force Tuesday, October 15th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Public Policy Task Force Tuesday, October 22nd 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, October 16th 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Economic Development Task Force Wednesday, October 23rd 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gulf Coast Industry Forum Task Force Tuesday, July 16th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Public Policy Task Force Tuesday, July 23rd 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Industrial Procurement Forum Thursday, October 17th 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

August Business Growth Task Force Wednesday, August 7th 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Quality of Life Task Force Monday, August 26th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workforce Development Task Force Thursday, August 15th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Public Policy Task Force Tuesday, August 27th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gulf Coast Industry Forum Task Force Tuesday, August 20th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Economic Development Task Force Wednesday, August 28th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, August 21st 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

September Labor Day Office Closed Monday, September 2nd

Staff Holiday Office Closed Friday, September 20th

Business Growth Task Force Wednesday, September 4th 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Public Policy Task Force Tuesday, September 24th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gulf Coast Industry Forum Task Force Tuesday, September 10th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Economic Development Task Force Wednesday, September 25th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gulf Coast Industry Forum Wedensday, September 18th Thursday, September 19th

Quality of Life Task Force Monday, October 28th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


MEMBERS IN MOTION HOUSTON YACHT CLUB

SAN JACINTO COLLEGE

A lot of new is being added to the oldest yacht club in Texas. Members of the Houston Yacht Club recently raised more than $400,000 for a major resort-style pool and area upgrade which entails a complete renovation of the original 1947 pool and surrounding grounds.

San Jacinto College leaders, elected officials, and community partners gathered earlier this spring to break ground on the new Generation Park Campus, which will expand the College’s educational accessibility to students and residents of Northeast Houston. The 57-acre project will become the College’s fifth campus, complementing San Jacinto’s North, Central, South, and Maritime Campuses, currently serving approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually. The first phase of construction will feature a $26 million facility spanning 55,000 square feet, which will house general education and academic classes. Initially focusing on the educational needs of transfer students, the new campus will ultimately expand course offerings as further construction is completed.

The pool renovation will bring members a large crystal-clear pool, new shade structures, luxurious furniture, exciting water features, LED lighting and stately new medjool palm trees. Cool bay breezes compliment the expansive views and access to upper Galveston Bay. This exciting pool renovation will complement the historical 1927 clubhouse and marina enjoyed by the membership. Call the Houston Yacht Club today at 281.471.1255 for membership details. MOBIL STEEL As Mobil Steel International, Inc. celebrates 50 years as a quality-driven steel fabricator to petrochemical and commercial construction industries, the Economic Alliance member is busy fabricating steel on petrochemical projects in the region. Mobil Steel’s fabrication work includes safety rails, ladders and cages, pipe rack supports, platforms, and grating associated with a refinery and petrochemical industry resurgence. Mobil Steel works as business partners with its customers. This starts with commitment to quality and being a reliable partner with abundant facilities and a flexible schedule to manage multiple customer projects on-time and on-budget. “We are committed to sustainable business practices, including quality, safety and environmental performance. We’re also committed to being an active, responsible member of the community,” said Leonard A. Bedell, President and CEO.

The San Jacinto College’s Maritime program was named the 2019 Bellwether Award recipient in Workforce Development, awarded by the Community College Futures Assembly to the most innovative community college workforce program in the nation. The Bellwether Awards are an integral part of the Community College Futures Assembly—sponsored by the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Florida—focusing on cutting-edge, trendsetting programs that other colleges might find worthy of replicating. The awards are widely regarded as the nation’s most competitive and prestigious recognition for community colleges, and are presented annually to colleges with outstanding and innovative programs or practices in three categories: workforce development, instructional programs and services, and planning, governance, and finance. Selected from a competitive, nationally reviewed field of hundreds of Bellwether applications, San Jacinto College’s Maritime program took the top honor in workforce development, categorized as public and/ or private strategic alliances and partnerships that promote community and economic development by producing workforce.


HOUSTON HEALTHCARE SOUTHEAST

CHEVRON PHILLIPS Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is pleased to announce the winners of its 2019 Dependents’ Scholarships.

Bayshore Medical Center is officially “HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast.” One of Pasadena’s first hospitals celebrated its rebranding in April with an outdoor “sign unveiling” event for staff, physicians, and the community. Jeanna Bamburg, CEO, and Nelda Sullivan, who serves on the boards of the hospital and of the Pasadena Independent School District, spoke at the event. Mrs. Sullivan, who was present when Bayshore Medical Center first opened its doors in 1962, shed light on the positive changes she has seen at the hospital and in the broader Pasadena community over the past many years. Mrs. Bamburg discussed HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast’s position in the broader HCA Houston Healthcare network, as well as recent milestones for the hospital. Highlights include: the delivery of the hospital’s first set of triplets last month; the launch of its third midwife clinic, in February; and the expansion of its freestanding emergency department on Fairmont, which is set to triple in size this year. After remarks, attendees – including Pasadena Mayor Jeff Wagner – applauded as the HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast team unveiled its new logo on a monument sign outside of the hospital. EDNA RICE EXECUTIVE RECRUITERS, INC. We’ve moved to a new location that allows us better access to businesses throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. We bring 32+ years partnering with rail, transportation, maritime and ports to match talent with opportunities! Our expertise in the industry and labor market gives us the unique ability to find candidates for entry-level positions up to managers and CEO/Executives. By working with hiring managers, we focus on the specific requirements, needs and qualifications necessary to bring forward candidates who are not only qualified, but we also provide their references as well. Call me today and let’s discuss how I can help your company: Julie Hall, 713-594-6500. 1500 Marina Bay Dr. Ste. 125, Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565.

The annual scholarships are awarded to employees’ dependents to pursue undergraduate degrees at accredited 4-year colleges or universities, advanced degrees for graduate studies or two-year degrees or certifications. This year 36 students are being recognized. During the scholarship selection process, the academic records of eligible high school and college seniors are carefully reviewed, as well as students’ leadership and participation in school and community activities, special honors, work experience, stated goals and aspirations, and unique personal or family circumstances. Scholarship applicants are also asked to provide recommendations from their advisers, teachers or employers. GULF COAST AUTHORITY Elizabeth Fazio Hale has joined GCA’s leadership team as Assistant General Manager. Prior to joining GCA, Liz served as the Executive Director/CEO of the Riverbend Water Resources District, a water and wastewater treatment district serving 12 cities, three counties and industry, located in Texarkana, Texas, where she served since 2015. Prior to Riverbend, she was the Director of Natural Resources for the Texas House of Representatives where she formulated groundbreaking legislation creating a water infrastructure bank, the $2 Billion State Water Implementation Fund in Texas (SWIFT Fund) that helps communities develop and optimize water supplies at cost-effective rates. Liz is an attorney, earned her law degree from the University of Denver and received a B.A. in Communications from the University of Texas. Liz is a native of New Boston, Texas. Please join us in welcoming her to our team and our area.

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MEMBERS IN MOTION PASADENA EDC

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Pasadena Economic Development Corporation [PEDC] is pleased to announce the launch of the Business Enhancement Program, a matching grant program to support local small business development and city revitalization. The Business Enhancement Program is an initiative available to eligible businesses to apply for funds to complete enhancement and improvement projects that improve the appearance and functionality of their exterior. Matching grant funds may be provided for 50% of the cost of construction and architectural fees, up to $20,000 per project for construction and architectural fees combined. The EDC’s Business Enhancement Program is welltimed to leverage the major public investment along Richey Street and Pasadena Boulevard; and spur additional investment in several other areas slated for revitalization efforts. The program is also a straightforward development tool that serves to improve economic vitality and marketability of a building or new business – we are looking forward to funding highly visible and impactful buildings and are thrilled to offer a program that will incentivize small businesses. For more information on this program please visit our website at PasadenaEDC.com or contact the office at 713.920.7957 INNOVATIVE ALTERNATIVES Innovative Alternatives, Inc. (IA) celebrates our 30th anniversary in 2019 and service to the greatest number of clients ever, at 9,247! IA provides a variety of relational and mental health programs for individuals, families and organizations. IA has not missed a day of service, even Sundays, in Santa Fe since the shooting, giving free counseling to 739 victims of mass violence. Please support our nonprofit at our Sept 16th Golf Classic at Bay Oaks by registering at http://birdeasepro.com/2019LLGC or hire us to resolve your workplace relational issues by calling Sharon Bayus, President & CEO at 713222-2525. All earned revenue—and we are experts at Creating Positive Work Culture—goes toward $185,000 match for our Victim of Crime Act grant to keep a three-quarter million dollar grant coming from the Governor’s Office!

LyondellBasell’s Channelview Complex recently received a top honor for exemplary safety performance from the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). The site earned the Distinguished Safety Award (DSA) during the AFPM Safety Awards ceremony in May. The nominations were voted on by industry peers to recognize refining and petrochemical manufacturing facilities’ efforts in delivering safety excellence. “Channelview is dedicated to continually improving our programs and it’s because the stellar staff here that this site has made the list again,” said Kim Foley, Channelview Complex site manager. “We take pride in our work and look out for each other and it shows in our company culture.” In 2018, LyondellBasell achieved its lowest Total Recordable Industry Rate in the company’s history, and the company’s second-best Process Safety Incident Rate. MPACT STRATEGIC CONSULTING MPACT strategic consulting and Economic Alliance were recently announced as the grant participants for the recipients of the Perkins Grant from the TEA (Texas Education Agency) to Sheldon ISD, Channelview ISD and Dayton ISD for the Texas Regional Pathways Network. This grant is a statewide implementation program focused on creating pathways to cross-sector workforce development Pk- through post-secondary education. MPACT will help monitor and co-design procedures for work- based learning to drive and leverage instruction, internships, apprenticeships and long-term careers. On behalf of MPACT Strategic Consulting, we would like to say “Thanks” to Chad Burke and the Economic Alliance workforce and economic development committees for the work they are doing in the Region! It will be an exciting year for strategic workforce development with MPACT.


HUNTER SITE SERVICES Hunter Site Services is a proud recipient of the Best in Class Safety Excellence Award from the Houston Business Roundtable at the recent 32nd annual Safety Excellence Award Celebration. Hunter Site Services was nominated for the Hard Crafts Small category by 8 customers: DuPont, Enterprise Products, INEOS, INEOS Oligomers, Marathon, Petromax, SI Group and SpawGlass for their continuous commitment to safety . The award is for contractors or subcontractors in the Texas Gulf Coast area who have achieved an outstanding record of on-the-job safety promotion at a site or as a business during 2018. For the past Thirty two years the Houston Business Roundtable has been recognizing Greater Houston Area contractors for outstanding safety performance. This award process over the years has brought many of the chemical, refining and energy companies on the Gulf Coast together in a cooperative effort with the contractors that provide construction and maintenance services to improve on-site safety, reduce accidents, and most importantly, reduce injuries to personnel. Over 1300 industry representatives from both owners and contractor companies attended the safety awards banquet May 17, 2019, hosted by HBR and HASC. With 170 nominated contractor companies, 46 were recognized for their exemplary safety performance and these companies have been proven to be the models of safety excellence in the industry. Fourteen companies in the award competition were chosen as this year’s Best in Class in each of fourteen separate categories

Shell FCU is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration and is an Equal Opportunity Lender. Anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school, or regularly conducts business in Harris County can bank with Shell FCU once a $5 savings account is established for membership. GREAT GROCERY GIVEAWAY: Each month in 2019, those who open a new eChecking account, share certificate, or obtain an auto, signature, mortgage or home equity loan will automatically qualify for a monthly drawing to win one of three $500 prizes. Qualifying criteria applies for all accounts and loans. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer and Shell FCU reserves the right to discontinue promotions without notice at any time and for any reason. No Purchase Necessary. Anyone 18+ who does not qualify for the monthly drawings can enter by sending one 3x5 postcard per month with their name, phone and address to: Shell FCU — “Great Grocery Giveaway” Drawing, P.O. Box 578, Deer Park, TX 77536. Entries will be included in the next monthly drawing. For complete details visit www.shellfcu.org.

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ECONOMIC ALLIANCE IN MOTION STUDENTS CRAFT NEW SIGNAGE FOR ECONOMIC ALLIANCE HOUSTON PORT REGION Earlier this year, Chad Burke, President/CEO of the Economic Alliance, envisioned a project to spotlight the valuable skills and training local high school students have gained while receiving an education. The Economic Alliance’s Workforce Development Task Force exists to encourage the development of area students and position them to fill the gap in our local skilled workforce, in the petrochemical, maritime, logistics, and construction industries. Through his team’s work in this regard, Burke recognized an opportunity to highlight local students and their talents. Burke reached out to Pasadena ISD’s Career and Technical Education Business Partner Liaison, Ezequiel Garcia, who works to connect CTE students with local business partners and provide realworld opportunities for students to practice the skills they’ve learned in the classroom. “This was a great opportunity for our engineering students at the Dr. Kirk Lewis CTE High School to showcase their talent and help make this sign, ” Garcia said. Burke, Garcia, & David Scarcella, Engineering & Robotics Instructor at the high school, all contributed to initiate the project, then Rudy Villatoro and Eduardo Mendoza, two senior students, took the lead. Starting with the existing logo of the Economic Alliance, they employed Autodesk Inventor, a 3D CAD (computer-aided design) software, used for product design, rendering, and simulation, and EnRoute, a CNC (computer numerical control) software that converts a design produced by CAD into numbers. The numbers are similar to the coordinates of a graph, which then control the movement of the CNC router the students used to cut the design of the logo onto the material of the sign, which was provided by the Economic Alliance. Villatoro and Mendoza admitted they were initially nervous about the work, but they relied on the training and skills they’ve gained from their coursework, and the fabrication was perfect! The sign was then finished & mounted by ADS Custom Signs, Inc. President/CEO Daniel Hickey generously donated his company’s services to complete this inspiring project. The Economic Alliance is very appreciative of the services and partnership provided by Pasadena ISD’s staff and students, and ADS Custom Signs Inc.! “As a Career and Technical Education advocate, this is exactly the type of project that we are happy to have our students work on and produce. It is a way for them to practice what they have learned and apply it to a ‘real world’ situation. The end result is something that will hopefully remain part of the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region’s building for a long time.” - Ezequiel Garcia


HOUSTON PILOT’S RIDE ALONG WRITTEN BY: CHAD BURKE, PRESIDENT/CEO, ECONOMIC ALLIANCE

On an average day, over 50 large vessels move through the Houston Ship Channel carrying goods and products either arriving for us to consume or manufacture, or being sent to foreign countries with the same purpose. Guiding those ships through the uniquely winding 52-mile reach of the Ship Channel are the Houston Pilots. These men and women who are at the pinnacle of their profession, know every turn, shoal and current of the Channel and without their expertise, the commerce and economic engine that we all know and support, could not function. I was afforded the opportunity to “ride along” with the pilots on a crude oil carrier in April. Special thanks to J.J. Plunkett with the Pilots for the invite. We were up at 4:00 am and headed to Galveston by 5:00 am. After boarding a Pilot boat in Galveston and taking it beyond the jetties, we transferred to a larger, double-hulled Pilot Boat to go a further 10 miles out to meet the ship. We then successfully climbed the rope latter onto the deck of the tanker and ascended to the wheelhouse. Over the next six hours, our Pilot guided the ship past Galveston, through the bay, past the container terminals then in and around the upper channel, until we finally docked at Shell Oil Company in Deer Park. The skill and precision of moving a 900’ vessel in a 530’ wide channel was amazing to watch, especially with dozens of barges and other ships constantly moving past us. It was an incredible way to observe the inner workings of the nation’s busiest port and made me even more grateful for all the people who do their part in keeping this amazing region moving and growing.

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ECONOMIC ALLIANCE IN MOTION DREAM IT. DO IT. SOUTH EAST TEXAS Dream It. Do It. continues to reach out to students and underemployed adults with year to date totals of 44 presentations and 6,139 contacts. Working with our industry partners that total becomes 68 presentations reaching 8,379. The second quarter of 2019 was busy in the following school districts: Goose Creek, Galena Park, Alief, Houston, Dickinson, Pasadena, Clear Creek, Barbers Hill, Crosby and Hull-Daisetta. There were also presentations at United Way and San Jacinto College Energy Venture camps. Out of 64 events we have had 44 Volunteers representing 21 companies. Volunteers that can bring a face to the job make all the difference when speaking with students – so thank you to all who have volunteered. In May, Patti Bell and Dave King attended the Manufacturing Institute Dream It. Do It. Collaborative Conference in Washington D.C. where they met with about 40 other Dream It. Do It. organizations from around the country. Many guest speakers and

INTERN PROJECTS Leo Libby is a dedicated researcher with an undergraduate degree from Florida State University. Carol JeanLouis is a Navy Veteran looking to continue serving the community. Leo and Carol are new interns from the Master’s in Applied Economics Program at the University of Houston. They are working on two engaging projects at Economic Alliance this summer. They are conducting research on wages based on occupation in the Port Region and identifying any changes and trends that have taken place. They are also contributing with the Economic Alliance in the effort to assist the City of Houston, Congress, and all stakeholders in the determination of the expansion in the Houston Ship Channel. They are analyzing what the economic impact of the ship channel expansion might be and what it could mean for Houston and the surrounding areas. The Economic Alliance is very excited to have them on board this summer. 2019 TCC/ACIT AWARDS BANQUET We are excited to announce that the Economic Alliance recently received the TCC/ACIT Leadership Award at the Texas Chemical Council’s annual banquet at Moody Gardens, in recognition of our work to secure industry projects in the region, and support the chemical industry through transportation, workforce development and policy initiatives that help businesses and communities prosper.

time to network yielded new ways to reach out and spread the word about manufacturing. If you want to share your experience and knowledge with the future workforce we are always looking for volunteers to come to events and speak about their jobs in the petrochemical, maritime, logistics, construction, and transportation industries. If you would like to help, please email Patti at patti@ allianceportregion.com May 21 at Goose Creek Peter Hyland Center with volunteers Gerard Gutowski, Pure Salt, Krystal Garcia, INEOS and Willie Nelson, Shell.

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ECONOMIC ALLIANCE IN MOTION 2019 TEDC WORKFORCE EXCELLENCE AWARD The Economic Alliance was recognized as the Texas Economic Devleopment Council’s 2019 Workforce Excellence Award recipient for a population of 250,001 and above. Patti Bell, Workforce Development Coordinator for the Economic Alliance heads up the Dream It. Do It. Southeast Texas efforts. The Workforce Excellence Award program recognizes exceptional contributions by a Texas community or region that has implemented successful workforce initiatives. The TEDC’s Workforce Development Committee reviewed applications from communities and organizations across the state of Texas. Nominees were then judged on five criteria: innovativeness, transferability, community commitment and leverage, measured objectives, and secondary benefits. ”Our marketing and awareness program is a combined effort of regional stakeholders including the East Harris County Manufacturing Association, community colleges (San Jacinto College and Lee College), petrochemworks. com, Dream It, Do It Southeast Texas Foundation, and the school districts and community organizations around Harris County. Through the combined efforts of these partners, since 2016, we’ve coordinated over 260 events and informed more than 35,000 individuals of the high-demand careers and the pathways to those careers. Patti Bell, our Workforce Development Coordinator, leads the effort and makes it all possible,” stated Chad Burke, President & CEO of the Economic Alliance.

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Stakeholder*, Corporate, and Proprietorship Members Action Supply Adaptive Tech Services Air Products Akzo Nobel Polymer Chemical LLC AL Law Group Allegiance Bank Amegy Bank American Acryl Apache Oil Company Applied Production Services Arete Advisors Arkema Inc. Armand Bayou Nature Center Association of Bayport Companies B.J. Superior, Inc. Baker Ripley Bartlett Cocke Industrial Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Bayside Industrial Inc. Bayside Industrial Inc. Baytown/West Chambers Economic Development BB&T BBVA Compass Bank Beacon Federal Credit Union Belt Harris Pechacek, LLLP Bendel Tank & Heat Exchanger BGE BIC Alliance BMWC Constructors Brady Chapman Holland and Assoc. BrandSafway, LLC Capital One Bank Care Patrol of Greater Houston CAT-I CenTech Staffing, LLC CertifiedSafety, Inc. Cherry Companies Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP CHI St. Lukes Health Patients Medical Center Colliers International Comerica Bank Community Bank of Texas Connex SVT Core Occupational Core Trucking of Texas D&C Inspection Services Dannenbaum Engineering Corp. DeLane’s Ad Specialties Dimension Energy Services, LLC Dixie Chemical DuCharme, McMillen & Assoc., Inc. East Harris Country Empowerment Council East Harris County Manufacturers Association ECC Alliance Economic Incentive Services, LLC Edna Rice Executive Recruiters Inc. Energy Edge Consulting Environmental Rental Services Equipment Depot Exel Logistics First Tennessee Bank

Flint Hill Resources Gallagher Gallant Builders Gateway Printing & Office Supply, Inc. Global Relations Gorrondona Engineering Services, Inc. Great Western Valve Greater Houston Manufacturers Association Greater Houston Partnership Green Bank Gulf Coast Authority Gulf Winds International, Inc. Gulfex, LP H+M Industrial EPC Haldor Topsoe,Inc. Ham, Langston & Brezina, LLP HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast HDR Engineering, Inc. Home 2 Suites By Hilton Houston Chronicle Media Group Houston Pilots Association Houston Yacht Club HUB International Insurance Services Hunter Buildings & Manufacturing I.T. Works IDS Engineering Group ILA #1351 Innovative Alternatives, Inc. IntegriChem ISTC John Manlove Marketing & Communications JSC Federal Credit Union Kaneka North America LLC KBL Complete Services, LLC Kenco Bucket Trucks Kinder Morgan Knudson LP La Porte Economic Development Corporation Lakewood Yacht Club Les Ellard Insurance Agency, Inc. Liquid Capital Business Funding LJA Engineering Lubrizol Magnus & Company Mass Transfer, Ltd McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. McDermott McDonough Engineering Corporation McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc. MD Anderson Cancer Center League CIty Meador Staffing Services Medical Telepresence Mobil Steel International, Inc. Monument Chemical Houston Moody National Bank Mosher Seifert & Company, CPA MPACT Strategic Consulting National Property Holdings NiSoft Nissan Chemical Houston Corp Noltex, LLC Northern Air

Orion Group Holdings, Inc. OSI Soft, LLC Oxy Vinyls Pasadena Economic Development Corporation Pearland Economic Development Council Pfeiffer and Son,Ltd. Phelps State Farm Insurance PinnacleART PKF of Texas, P.C. Place Champlains PV Rental, LLC Qualified Properties, Inc. Raba Kistner Consultants Richmond Equipment Ritter Forest Products Royal Harbor Partners San Jacinto River and Rail Seabrook Economic Development Corporation SGS Galson Shell Federal Credit Union Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc. SMART Group Houston Solvay Springhill Suites by Marriott - Baytown Star of Hope Stockstill & Associates Structure Tone Southwest Swagelok Southeast Texas Systran, Inc. T & T Construction, LP Taylor Marine Construction, Inc. Team Services LLC Terracon Consultants, Inc. Texas First Bank Texas Molecular Limited Partnership Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance Texas Security Shredding Texas Southern University TexasDeepwater Partners (TDWP Partners LLC) TG Energy Industrial Services The Drake Companies The Mundy Companies The Stewart Organization TIMEC Tolunay-Wong Engineers,Inc. TPC Group Trustmark National Bank TurnerDuran Architects Tycoon Trucking Inc. Union Pacific Railroad University of Houston - Central University of Houston-Clear Lake VCFO Weeks Marine, Inc. West Gulf Maritime Association Winkler Public Relations Wood

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Economic Alliance Houston Port Region - 2019 Q2 Newsletter: Public Policy Edition  

A quarterly publication created and distributed by the economic development corporation of the Houston Ship Channel. For more information ab...

Economic Alliance Houston Port Region - 2019 Q2 Newsletter: Public Policy Edition  

A quarterly publication created and distributed by the economic development corporation of the Houston Ship Channel. For more information ab...