Economic Development in the Houston Bay Area 


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On May 9, 2018, BAHEP hosted several of the region's elected officials for a round table discussion. Its purpose was to define two or three major concerns affecting Bay Area Houston cities which would be incorporated into the organization's legislative agenda to be presented to area legislators prior to the next Texas legislative session that convenes in January 2019. Shown left to right: Mayor Mark Denman, City of Nassau Bay; Galveston County Commissioner (Precinct 4) Ken Clark; Mayor Thom Kolupski, City of Seabrook; Mayor Louis R. Rigby, City of La Porte; Mayor Pat Hallisey (seated), City of League City; Harriet Pilgrim, Membership Director, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership; Mayor Jon Keeney, City of Taylor Lake Village; Mayor Michel Bechtel, City of Morgan’s Point; BAHEP President Bob Mitchell; Glenn Freedman, Ph.D., EduSafe Systems, Inc., who facilitated the meeting.  

Since 1976, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, BAHEP, has been dedicated to defining the future for the people who live and work in its service area of southeast Texas. Utilizing a collaborative committee structure, BAHEP engages approximately 270 investor companies, business professionals, local governments, and educational institutions to bring about prosperity and a high quality of life. Leadership is a quality that defines the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership. BAHEP is trusted to provide exceptional leadership in advocating for regional economic interests, innovative partnerships, and collaborations. 

Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP) special initiatives

Such interests and collaborations include a Storm Surge Suppression initiative, the Bay Area Houston Advanced Technology Consortium (BayTech), Citizens for Space Exploration, marketing sites at Ellington Airport, Pumps & Pipes, and BAHEP Cares!. Additionally, a rapidly expanding healthcare and life sciences industry is located in Bay Area Houston, adding to the quality of life of the region. Click on the icons to learn more.

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Member Cities and Organizations

Clear Lake Shores Kemah Nassau Bay Webster
Dickinson La Porte Pasadena Galveston County
El Lago League City Seabrook Harris County
Houston Airport System
Morgan's Point Taylor Lake Village Port Houston

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