Tags : Houston

The Aftermath Of Hurricane Harvey

HOW TO NAVIGATE THE WATERS By Gil Baumgarten The devastation from Hurricane Harvey is widespread and disheartening. However, the outpouring of aid and the community spirit that have arisen in the face of the tragedy are inspiring, and they seem to be born of the famous, independent, hardscrabble Texan mindset. In pondering ways this calamity […]Read More

2017 Houston Growth and Staffing Outlook Report

BY MARSHA MURRAY OVERALL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK The majority of company leaders, HR executives / managers, and hiring managers (62.7%) expect the economic conditions facing their company in 2017 to improve. Interestingly, the percentage of respondents who expect ‘significantly better’ economic conditions (9%) in the coming year is the lowest number since collecting data began in […]Read More

If You Build It, Will They Come?

GETTING BIOTECH VENTURE CAPITAL INTO HOUSTON  By Graham Randall, PhD When it comes to transforming Houston’s promising biotechnology into marketable products, the number and size of venture capital deals has been the hardest metric to improve. The typical VC investor looks for companies with strategic business plans driven by strong management teams. And there’s the […]Read More

The Texas Migration Miracle

INNOVATION, EDS & MEDS IS OUR FUTURE By Jim Russell Towards the end of March 2015, the United States Census Bureau published the latest population estimates for metro areas and counties. A demographer at West Virginia University expressed surprise at the data decline for Ohio County in the Marcellus Shale region, “It’s puzzling, because the […]Read More

Commercial Real Estate Market

THE STATE OF THE OFFICE MARKET IN TEXAS By Lauren Paris Texas is notorious for its business friendly climate, which includes no state income tax, a low cost of living, and ample workforce. It is also home base for 52 Fortune 500 companies, with $1.6 trillion in combined 2013 revenues. These attributes should continue to […]Read More