Strategic Plan and Annual Reports
The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership’s economic development model, tested and refined over the decades, starts with people and partnerships – the members and their respective organizations collaborating in the best interests of the region. As issues and opportunities arise, BAHEP brings people from differing perspectives together to craft the proposals, plans, and processes that result in the successes BAHEP has reaped over the years.
From traditional economic development activities – job and wealth creation – to active development of regional, industry, and community partnerships necessary to sustain economic vitality, BAHEP has been the region’s go-to organization. That responsibility has been taken seriously. The four most crucial factors for that long-term success have been a) championing education and workforce development, b) building trusted alliances across all governmental agencies, c) advocating for those programs and policies that affect the overall business environment, and d) fostering an environment that is balanced – business-friendly, while also supporting an exceptional quality of life.
Over 400 people participated in the planning process of BAHEP’s 2017 – 2021 Strategic Plan. In addition, innumerable reports, data sets and countless meetings resulted in this plan, which positions BAHEP for continued success in the coming years. What you see here is the five-year plan, with specific steps to be addressed in BAHEP’s annual planning and budgeting cycles. The Strategic Plan’s goals and objectives are written to facilitate annual objectives with measurable outcomes, with funding then aligned to assure continual progress.
In the planning process, we asked ourselves what we want our generation’s legacy to be. The answer is that we must provide the necessary infrastructure and outstanding overall quality of life to sustain our business success and industries’ health. BAHEP’s economic development legacy, by extension, will be defined by our collective success to come together, to collaborate, to generate solutions, and to implement them. Those are BAHEP’s strengths.