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2022


NRG Energy proposes $526M expansion at Cedar Bayou plant in east Baytown
August 11, 2022 - Houston-based NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) is seeking to expand a power station in Chambers County. NRG proposed adding a 690-megawatt electric-power generation block at its existing Cedar Bayou power…  READ MORE


FedEx Ground inks big distribution center lease in Baytown
August 4, 2022 - FedEx Ground signed a major deal to open its 10th distribution center in the Houston area, bringing possibly hundreds of new jobs to Baytown. The package distribution facility is being…  READ MORE


SI Group Moves Headquarters
August 2, 2022 - A chemical company with a Baytown facility moved its corporate headquarters from New York to The Woodlands to take advantage of the region’s dominance in the petrochemical industry. The company…  READ MORE


Pipeline giants Enterprise Products and Energy Transfer consider chemicals business
June 30, 2022 - Two of the nation’s largest pipeline companies are planning projects that would expand their businesses into petrochemical manufacturing. Houston-based Enterprise Products has applied for tax abatements on an ethylene manufacturing…  READ MORE


Fidelis: Final mall demolition underway
June 18, 2022 - The remnants of the old San Jacinto Mall are about to be demolished, the property’s owners said. Afterward, the construction of the long-awaited San Jacinto Marketplace will then begin to…  READ MORE


Riceland community brings 4,500 homes to Mont Belvieu east of Houston
June 16, 2022 - Riceland, a proposed 1,500-acre master-planned community in Mont Belvieu, will break ground this month on one of the largest residential developments on the east side of Houston. The $400 million…  READ MORE


Japanese Homebuilder Builds U.S. Momentum With Acquisition Of Houston Company
June 14, 2022 - A U.S. subsidiary of Japanese homebuilder Sekisui House has purchased Houston-based homebuilder Chesmar Group for $514M, bringing the company a step closer to its goal of building 10,000 homes annually outside Japan by 2025.Sekisui…  READ MORE


Baytown Industrial Boom Continues With 500K SF Of Leases Signed
June 6, 2022 - Three new tenants signed for space at the rapidly growing Cedar Port Industrial Park in Baytown. The three warehouse leases totaling 517K SF will go into Building B and Building C at Baytown…  READ MORE


Battleship Texas restoration progress takes big step as dry dock arrives in Galveston
June 6, 2022 - Progress is being made in the restoration of the 110-year-old Battleship Texas as the dry dock that will be used to help fix it up is now in place in…  READ MORE


Real estate transactions: Archway Properties plans huge industrial project in Baytown
May 26, 2022 - Archway Properties purchased 234 acres near the southeast corner of Interstate 10 East and Sjolander Road in Baytown for the development of Baytown 10 Commerce Center, a 3 million-square-foot project planned…  READ MORE


Grand Parkway to get a lot grander, with new 53 miles in rural areas
May 18, 2022 - At the stroke of midnight, the Houston area’s 40-year efforts for an outer belt will shoot past the 100-mile mark, when northeast segments of the Grand Parkway open — and…  READ MORE


ClearSky Health announces plans to open rehab hospital in Baytown
May 10, 2022 - ClearSky Health has selected Baytown as the site of a new 30-bed medical rehabilitation hospital at Blue Heron Parkway and North Main Street. ClearSky Health is a rehabilitative healthcare provider…  READ MORE


Governor Abbott Proclaims 2022 Economic Development Week In Texas
May 9, 2022 - Governor Greg Abbott today recognized the critical role local, regional, and statewide economic development teams play in job creation, business expansion, and business retention in communities throughout Texas as he issued…  READ MORE


Bain Capital JV Targets $500M In Cold Storage Development
May 3, 2022 - Bain Capital has formed a joint venture with Barber Partners, a Dallas-based commercial real estate developer, to develop as many as 15 cold storage warehouses valued at $500M. The partners said…  READ MORE


‘Full’ pipelines boosted Enterprise revenues in Q1
May 2, 2022 - Enterprise Products Partners said Monday that its revenues are rising with increased volumes of oil, gas and chemicals flowing through its pipelines.  Revenue at the Houston pipeline company rose by 42 percent…  READ MORE


Retail center coming: 146-acre development planned at I-10 & 146
April 30, 2022 - Site work is underway for a new retail development at the intersection of Interstate 10 and state Highway 146, across from Chambers Town Center. Construction of buildings is expected to…  READ MORE


Enterprise, Oxy plan CO2 project along Texas Gulf Coast
April 26, 2022 - Two Houston pillars of traditional energy are planning a carbon capture and transportation project that they say would “advance a low-carbon economy for the energy capital of the world.” Enterprise…  READ MORE


Stream Realty partnership launches big industrial development in Baytown
April 15, 2022 - Stream Realty Partners has teamed with Principal Real Estate Investors on a 1 million-square-foot speculative industrial development in Baytown. Stream, a national real estate services, development and investment company, announced…  READ MORE


Houston Industrial Rents Reach Record Highs As Port Traffic Soars And Supply Chain Woes Linger
April 5, 2022 - Houston industrial rents are the highest on record with demand for e-commerce continuing to rise and a near 40% increase in freight coming into the city's port. Rental rates overall in…  READ MORE


Houston Leads The Nation In Big-Box Industrial Growth, Thanks To Booming E-Commerce
March 21, 2022 - Houston is the nation's top growth market among big-box industrial facilities, with growth in e-commerce incentivizing companies to hungrily grab properties, especially around Port Houston.Industrial big-box facilities, or any warehouse…  READ MORE


ExxonMobil planning hydrogen production, carbon capture and storage at Baytown complex
March 1, 2022 - ExxonMobil said today it is planning a hydrogen production plant and one of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage projects at its integrated refining and petrochemical site at Baytown,…  READ MORE


ExxonMobil makes first commercial sale of certified circular polymers
February 24, 2022 - ExxonMobil has completed its first commercial sale of certified circular polymers, using its Exxtend technology for advanced recycling of plastic waste. The purchaser is Berry Global, which will use the…  READ MORE


Port Of Houston Sees New High in Ship Count as Congestion Worsens In The US
February 24, 2022 - The number of container ships waiting at the ports of Houston and Charleston, South Carolina, reached new pandemic highs as importers looking to avoid bottlenecks on the U.S. West Coast…  READ MORE


Enterprise buys Navitas, gets foothold in the Permian Basin
February 18, 2022 - Houston pipeline giant Enterprise Products Partners completed its previously announced acquisition of Navitas Midstream Partners for $3.25 billion, entering one of the most prolific parts of the Permian Basin.  The all-cash transaction,…  READ MORE


Online Furniture Company Sets Sights On Houston’s TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park
February 15, 2022 - Article, an online furniture retailer, will take a 507K SF build-to-suit warehouse at the 15,000-acre TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park near Houston. The digital-first company, which has delivered 1 million orders across…  READ MORE


Permian Oil Output Sets Record for the Third Consecutive Month
February 14, 2022 - Production from America’s Permian Basin reached a record high for the third month in a row in January as a red-hot price rally keeps shale drillers busy.  Crude supply from…  READ MORE


Regional recycling endeavor launched
February 10, 2022 - The City of Houston, ExxonMobil, Cyclyx International, LyondellBasell and FCC Environmental Services have entered into an agreement to form the Houston Recycling Collaboration — and effort to significantly increase recycling…  READ MORE


Exclusive: Walmart planning huge new distribution center in Houston as e-commerce competition intens
January 28, 2022 - Walmart is investing in a new distribution center in the southeast Houston area as e-commerce continues to light up the city’s industrial real estate market. Walmart is developing 1 million…  READ MORE


Exxon, SABIC launch chemical plant near Corpus Christi
January 21, 2022 - A $7 billion chemical plant owned jointly by Exxon Mobil and Saudi Basic Industries Corp., or SABIC, has kicked off operations, the companies said Thursday.  The facility broke ground in 2019 and…  READ MORE


Shell, others join coalition supporting Houston carbon capture hub
January 20, 2022 - Shell, Air Liquide and BASF have joined a coalition of energy companies supporting Exxon Mobil’s proposal to build a $100 billion carbon capture and storage hub in Houston.  The three…  READ MORE


Chevron Phillips Chemical completes first commercial sales of Marlex Anew circular polyethylene
January 11, 2022 - Reaching a significant milestone in its efforts to strengthen the circular economy for plastics, Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) announced the first commercial sales of its Marlex Anew circular polyethylene. Using…  READ MORE


Reich Buys Huge Site Near Port of Houston
January 11, 2022 - HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Reich Brothers acquired the former 1.2 million SF DHL Intermodal Campus in Baytown, with plans to redevelop the property. The DHL facility is located…  READ MORE


Is a return to normalcy in the cards for Houston’s economy in 2022?
January 3, 2022 - In the record books, 2021 is set to go down as Houston’s best year ever for job growth. But the statistics mask the ups and down, fits and starts, despair…  READ MORE


2021


Satterfield & Pontikes Construction acquires Fort Worth firm
December 28, 2021 - Houston-based Satterfield & Pontikes Construction announced the acquisition of Eagle Contracting, a privately held Fort Worth-based general contractor specializing in the water and wastewater industry. Terms were not disclosed. The company…  READ MORE


Fidelis’ Mont Belvieu retail complex a full go
December 23, 2021 - There is hardly any doubt that Mont Belvieu is a growing city. Along with growth comes more residential as well as retail services. Mont Belvieu Crossing is a response to…  READ MORE


Chemical plants expand in Baytown to meet growing plastics demand
December 15, 2021 - Petrochemical giants are expanding their Baytown plants and production capacity to meet rising demand for plastics. Chevron Phillips Chemical on Wednesday became the latest to expand its footprint, announcing plans…  READ MORE


Chevron Phillips Chemical to build propylene unit in Baytown, Texas
December 15, 2021 - Chevron Phillips Chemical announced today plans to expand its propylene business with a final investment decision for a new C3 splitter unit. The unit’s location will be in Baytown, Texas,…  READ MORE


Exxon Mobil starts construction on $2B Baytown chemical expansion
December 14, 2021 - Construction has started on a roughly $2 billion expansion at Exxon Mobil Corp.’s (NYSE: XOM) petrochemical manufacturing complex in Baytown — the largest in the United States — one of…  READ MORE


One City, One Baytown: High-quality mall coming
December 11, 2021 - Last weekend, as part of my new “One City, One Baytown” series, I previewed the results of our 2021 Community Survey and the City’s current position on the relocation of…  READ MORE


U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Announces $12.6 Million in Grants for America’s Marine
December 10, 2021 - WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded $12.6 million in grants to nine marine highway projects across the Nation under the America’s Marine Highway Program…  READ MORE


Houston a top-10 market as industrial real estate is seeing record year
December 5, 2021 - Greater Houston ranks among the top 10 U.S. markets for industrial real estate inventory and space under construction as the sector keeps booming, according to new reports from commercial real estate…  READ MORE


2021 Wealthiest Houston-area ZIP codes
December 3, 2021 - 2021 Wealthiest Houston-area ZIP codes     READ MORE


Major closures on Fred Hartman Bridge set for this weekend
November 30, 2021 - Drivers should expect major delays and plan alternate routes due to a significant closure set for the Fred Hartman Bridge this weekend. A full southbound freeway closure is planned beginning…  READ MORE


Master-planned community Riceland could triple Mont Belvieu population
November 22, 2021 - A new master-planned community in the works will have the potential to double or triple the population of the small town of Mont Belvieu in Chambers County. Houston-based McGrath Real…  READ MORE


New Industrial Project Underway in Baytown
November 15, 2021 - BAYTOWN, Texas – (Realty News Report) – The Avera Companies, a Houston-based commercial real estate firm, has partnered with AEW Capital Management to develop Kilgore Grand Parkway, a proposed 522,135-SF…  READ MORE


The Aspen Institute Names Lee College one of 150 U.S. Community Colleges Eligible for 2023 Aspen Pri
November 2, 2021 - WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Aspen Institute has named Lee College one of the 150 institutions eligible to compete for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of…  READ MORE


Cargo Continues to Move at Port Houston
October 29, 2021 - HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met Tuesday for its regular monthly meeting. Port Houston Chairman Ric Campo opened the meeting by expressing his appreciation for…  READ MORE


Led By E-Commerce Growth, Demand For Houston Industrial Space Outpaces Supply For The First Time In
October 28, 2021 - Strong demand for consumer goods, rapid population growth and a global supply chain strain that handed Port Houston a unique opportunity to capture traffic from the backed-up Ports of Los Angeles and Long…  READ MORE


LyondellBasell, Covestro project converts water-based waste to energy
October 26, 2021 - Chemical company LyondellBasell and its German-based partner Covestro have developed a project that converts water-based waste to energy, the companies said Monday. LyondellBasell, with headquarters in Houston and Rotterdam, and the…  READ MORE


ExxonMobil ramps back up construction on $500M expansion after pause
October 21, 2021 - After hitting the pause button during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, ExxonMobil is back on track to open its $500 million polyolefin expansion by the end of 2022.  The…  READ MORE


Enterprise Products planning another $435M project in Mont Belvieu
October 20, 2021 - Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE: EPD) is considering a $425 million addition to its massive petrochemical and manufacturing complex in Mont Belvieu, northeast of Houston. The Houston-based midstream giant wants…  READ MORE


Pipe manufacturing co. Tenaris restarts Houston-area plant after Covid closure
October 18, 2021 - Luxembourg-based steel pipe manufacturer Tenaris SA (NYSE: TS) has restarted its Baytown plant, which temporarily closed in April 2020 amid the height of Covid-related economic turmoil and low oil prices. Tenaris has been…  READ MORE


A Big Day for Port Houston, A Big Day for the Region
October 12, 2021 - HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met today in a special meeting to consider the first dredge contract for Project 11, the Houston Ship Channel billion-dollar…  READ MORE


ExxonMobil to build its first large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility
October 11, 2021 - IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil plans to build its first, large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility in Baytown, Texas, and is expected to start operations by year-end 2022.  Advanced recycling operation…  READ MORE


How a Lego-like shipping container is bringing the future of mobile medicine to Harris County
October 1, 2021 - The future of mobile medicine is coming to Harris County, focused initially on community-based COVID-19 testing but available for any emergency response or disease care. The so-called SmartPods, portable aluminum…  READ MORE


Port Houston Delivers Record High Cargo with Record Low Air Emissions
September 30, 2021 - HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority convened on Tuesday in an in-person public meeting for the first time since the pandemic's start. The Emergency Suspension of…  READ MORE


These Were 6 Of The Biggest Industrial Leases In Houston During Q3 2021
September 30, 2021 - Houston’s industrial market continued to enjoy strong momentum during the third quarter of 2021. Fueled by demand for e-commerce and consumer goods, at least 15 leases of more than 100K SF were…  READ MORE


Supply Chain Snarls Prompt Companies To Expand Distribution Networks, And Houston Is Reaping The Ben
September 28, 2021 - Given manufacturing delays, labor shortages, transportation bottlenecks and skyrocketing consumer demand, the global supply chain has been in disarray for more than 18 months. And with major ports on both coasts now struggling with…  READ MORE


City: Hyatt Regency to open doors in 18 months
September 23, 2021 - It was a day city officials have long-awaited for, and it could not have gone better.  During a breezy first day of fall, city officials and many local dignitaries gathered…  READ MORE


TGS Cedar Port Partners Breaks Ground On Largest-Ever Spec Warehouse Project In Houston
September 22, 2021 - TGS Cedar Port Partners LP has broken ground on a 1.2M SF cross-dock warehouse, the largest speculative building to date in the greater Houston area.  The site is located at…  READ MORE


Houston carbon capture project grows support
September 16, 2021 - WASHINGTON — Eleven of Houston’s largest energy and chemical companies on Thursday will announce plans to create a large-scale carbon storage complex in the Houston area to serve the region’s…  READ MORE


Bayland Island groundbreaking 10 days away
September 4, 2021 - City manager: ‘We are very excited and have sent out hundreds of invitations’ To say it has been a long time coming is an understatement. Still, city officials have sanctioned…  READ MORE


Three Texas Gulf Cities Bid For Final Docking Place Of Battleship Texas
September 3, 2021 - Labor Day weekend may be the last time for a long time that the USS Texas is open to visitors. The historic battleship is docked near the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site…  READ MORE


‘Big day’ – Bayland project bonds sold
August 26, 2021 - Mayor Brandon Capetillo said it took about 20 years, but the City of Baytown has arrived at the point where it is taking a considerable step on the progress of…  READ MORE


City manager touts Bayland hotel effort: ‘A great time for us’
August 14, 2021 - A meeting with council and the Municipal Development District concerning the bonds for the Bayland Island hotel/convention center project is happening this month.  “We will be having a meeting with…  READ MORE


Hearings tonight for Bayland project, budget
August 12, 2021 - The public is invited to participate in a hearing at tonight’s council meeting about the proposed construction of an access roadway to the hotel/convention center project on Bayland Island.  After…  READ MORE


Harris County approves new $30M small-business recovery program using federal funds
August 10, 2021 - Harris County leaders just approved a new small business relief fund using money from the American Rescue Plan Act. The $30 million relief fund is aimed at supporting small and…  READ MORE


Area women’s chamber to open office at Brunson
August 10, 2021 - The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce has chosen the Brunson Theater as the ideal location for its new satellite office for Chambers County. Thanks to grants from the U.S.…  READ MORE


September ceremony for hotel, city says
August 7, 2021 - The groundbreaking for the Bayland Island hotel/convention center project is still targeted for September, city officials say.  Rick Davis, city manager, said they are looking into moving the groundbreaking date…  READ MORE


Blue Tide Environmental Announces Redesign of Recycling Plant
July 27, 2021 - PLANO, Texas, July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Tide Environmental, LP ("Blue Tide" or the "Company"), formerly TopSail Energy L.P., an environmental company focused on building and developing a network of used motor…  READ MORE


Office Project Underway in America’s Largest Industrial Park
July 13, 2021 - HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – A new office development will be constructed in the 15,000-acre TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park – the first office project in the massive development…  READ MORE


Texas’ Early Reopening Has Helped Houston’s Retail Sector Recover Faster Than Other Cities
July 8, 2021 - Houston’s brick-and-mortar retail stores were among the hardest hit at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, as public health fears and lockdowns forced owners to temporarily shutter. Texas allowed businesses…  READ MORE


New Opportunities for Business Expansion in Baytown, TX
June 16, 2021 - Gateway Ten Business Park Now Under Construction BAYTOWN, TX, UNITED STATES, June 16, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Construction on a new 58-acre business park creates new opportunities for businesses near the…  READ MORE


Plastics Express Bringing Jobs, Port Business To Houston Area
June 15, 2021 - A California-based plastics resin logistics company is bringing 50 jobs to the new $75 million Cedar Port Logistics Center near Port Houston. Plastic Express Inc. will occupy 100% of the first…  READ MORE


Increased shipping activity through Port Houston helps boost city’s industrial market
June 4, 2021 - A surge in shipping activity going through the Port of Houston is expected to drive demand for industrial warehouse space in the coming years, according to a report from New…  READ MORE


Avera Signs Huge Lease with Restaurant Supply Firm
June 3, 2021 - HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – The Avera Companies, a Houston-based commercial real estate development, construction, and investment firm has signed a restaurant supply firm as the tenant in Avera’s…  READ MORE


Business booming at Cedar Port
May 8, 2021 - Slowed less than the retail and service sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic, logistics businesses continue their growth in Baytown and west Chambers County, with more warehouse and distribution projects under…  READ MORE


Houston Industrial Market Poised To Tighten As Demand Rises, Construction Starts Slow
April 27, 2021 - Houston’s industrial market has been in the midst of a major development wave for the past year or two, but finally, the delivery pipeline is starting to wane. At the same time,…  READ MORE


Chambers County Commissioners Court to Resume In-Person Meetings
April 20, 2021 - Chambers County Commissioners Court will resume in-person meetings and reopen these Court proceedings to public viewers on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.  Click here to read more.   READ MORE


Exxon floats $100 B carbon storage project
April 20, 2021 - ExxonMobil floated a proposal for a public-private carbon storage project that would collect planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. petrochemical plants and bury them in deep under the Gulf of…  READ MORE


Exxon floats $100 B carbon storage project
April 20, 2021 - ExxonMobil floated a proposal for a public-private carbon storage project that would collect planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. petrochemical plants and bury them in deep under the Gulf of…  READ MORE


Houston’s industrial market continues to surge as online shopping drives need for warehouse space
April 14, 2021 - Houston’s booming industrial market appears poised to maintain its momentum this year as leasing volume continues to rise. Recent reports by Dallas-based CBRE (NYSE: CBRE) and Chicago-based JLL (NYSE: JLL)…  READ MORE


Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital holds groundbreaking for new patient tower
March 30, 2021 - Following several months of site preparation, Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for its new five-story patient tower. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by hospital board…  READ MORE


DUNA-USA Begins New Phase of Expanding Baytown, TX Headquarters
March 23, 2021 - DUNA-USA has begun a new stage of its multi-year expansion plan, designed to optimize efficiency and further reduce lead times. This is the third chapter in three years for DUNA’s Baytown,…  READ MORE


Floor and Decor to build 1.5M-SF distribution center near Baytown
February 17, 2021 - Atlanta-based Floor and Décor Outlets of America has acquired nearly 100 acres near Baytown with plans to build a 1.5 million-square-foot distribution center, which will service the south-central United States.…  READ MORE


For The First Time, Speculative Cold Storage Is Underway In Houston
February 11, 2021 - The U.S. cold storage sector was already on the rise in the lead-up to the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. had about 214M SF of industrial cold storage space in 2019, and the…  READ MORE


Ship channel receives ‘new start’ designation
January 26, 2021 - The project to deepen and widen the Houston Ship Channel, an effort that has been in the works for more than seven years, got a major boost in the final…  READ MORE


Demand For Industrial Space Near Port Houston Is Growing, Driven By Consumer Goods
January 19, 2021 - Cargo volumes flowing through Port Houston are on the rise, shaking off the early pandemic slowdown in global trade. That's having a positive domino effect on the surrounding industrial real estate market, as…  READ MORE


County Transit Milestone
January 1, 2021 - Baytown does its part as service reaches 1 million served The Harris County Transit’s Fixed Route bus service reached a milestone this month with 1 million-passenger boardings, and Baytown riders…  READ MORE


2020


Houston Ship Channel Expansion Authorized by Congress
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Industrial Deals Near Port Houston Showcase Bright Spot in Pandemic Uncertainty
December 3, 2020 - Four notable deals that recently closed in Houston’s southeast market show that logistics and distribution tenants are continuing to fuel growth in the area by the port despite the uncertainty…  READ MORE


Mayor: ‘The future of Baytown is bright
October 22, 2020 - COVID-19 may have hindered many things in 2020, but according to Mayor Brandon Capetillo, Baytown’s future is not one of them.  Giving his annual State of the City address on…  READ MORE


Mont Belvieu State of the City: Exciting future
October 15, 2020 - Giving the State of the City for Mont Belvieu, City Manager Nathan Watkins said many exciting things are happening within the city, and there is more to come.  Speaking at…  READ MORE


SABIC-Exxon joint venture hires ahead of 2022 startup
September 23, 2020 - Saudi Basic Industries Corp., more commonly called SABIC, has already started hiring for a $10 billion joint venture project set to come online in 2022. In fact, Gulf Coast Growth…  READ MORE


Hunt Southwest Real Estate Development breaks ground on 1M-SF spec industrial building in Cedar Port
September 8, 2020 - Dallas-based Hunt Southwest Real Estate Development has broken ground on a 1-million-square-foot speculative industrial project in Baytown. The company said the project was driven, in part, by the surge in…  READ MORE


Battleship group states its case
August 8, 2020 - Members of the Bring the Battleship to Baytown committee recently met with the ship’s Foundation at their request to discuss the contents of its request for proposal and to answer…  READ MORE


REPORT: Port Houston Activity To Increase As Global Economy Ramps Up
July 30, 2020 - Activity at Port Houston is expected to pick up in the second half of the year, bolstered by the return of global trade, according to the latest U.S. seaports outlook report…  READ MORE


Enterprise Products Partners shrugs off downturn with $1 billion profit
July 29, 2020 - Houston pipeline operator Enterprise Products Partners made $1 billion in the second quarter despite an oil and natural gas industry downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It's the eighth-straight quarter…  READ MORE


Texas manufacturing sector still improving, Dallas Fed survey shows
July 27, 2020 - Texas manufacturing activity in July continued to recover from steep COVID-19-related spring declines, a survey of executives by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas found. After a deep contraction in the state’s…  READ MORE


Harris County Small Business Recovery Fund Webinar
July 13, 2020 - Harris County Small Business Recovery Fund Webinar - Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM Register Here   READ MORE