HOUSTON, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Houston Partnership has
raised more than $20 million for Opportunity Houston(SM), a $40 million
campaign that will support the Partnership's strategic plan to contribute
to the creation of 600,000 new jobs, $60 billion in capital investment and
$225 billion in foreign trade for the Houston region. "We're excited to be
halfway there. Never before have we seen such a fast-moving, collective and
collaborative effort than with Opportunity Houston(SM)," said Jeff Moseley,
Partnership president and CEO.
Through economic development organizations and local businesses, each
of the 10 counties in the greater Houston area is represented and has
committed to investing in Opportunity Houston(SM).
In addition to founding investments from organizations like Shell Oil
Company and Exxon Mobil, the following organizations have recently
committed to investing in Opportunity Houston(SM):
* CITGO -- $2,500,000
* Chevron -- $2,000,000
* Port of Houston Authority -- $100,000
* Tejas Office Products -- $25,000
* Katy Area Economic Development Council -- $5,000
* Greater Conroe Economic Development Council -- $5,000
* Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce -- $5,000
Total investments from all organizations to date are $20,697,500.
Chaired by Houston Astros' owner Drayton McLane, Opportunity
Houston(SM) (http://www.opportunityhouston.org ) targets the aviation and
aerospace, energy and petrochemical, medical and biotechnology, information
technology and nanotechnology industries. All are among the economic
sectors identified by the Partnership's strategic plan as critical to the
region's future prosperity.
The Greater Houston Partnership is the primary advocate of the Houston-
area business community and is dedicated to building regional economic
prosperity. It represents 10 counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort
Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Waller.
Lori Martin, Vollmer Public Relations
Lindsey Klingensmith, Vollmer Public Relations
SOURCE The Greater Houston Partnership