By Allen Jones
Dick’s Sporting Goods is bringing more than 185 jobs to Friendswood with the planned opening of a store at Baybrook Mall on Oct. 21.
Melva Denson listened attentively to the Bring Small Businesses Back presentation put on by the Job Creators Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating workers on how government policies affect them.
HOUSTON – GE Betz Inc., a division of GE Power and Water, has acquired a tract in Tomball, northwest of Houston, where it will build a laboratory and office.
By Jordan Blum
The Port of Houston has evolved as the largest U.S. port that ships more products overseas than it imports as the region’s burgeoning chemicals, plastics and fuels industries make the region an increasingly bigger player in the global economy.
Bayan Raji, Reporter- Houston Business Journal
In the latest of a flurry of hospital expansions, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital said it has five major projects in the area that will break ground in the coming months and cost around $131 million.
By Deon Daugherty, Senior reporter-Houston Business Journal
Houston is one of the nation’s top cities for people in their twenties, a new study by CreditDonkey.com shows.
The Petro Metro took the No. 9 slot, behind Austin at No. 1 and San Antonio at No. 5.
by Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle
The Hines real estate firm built many of Houston’s best known skyscrapers. After years of focusing its efforts elsewhere, the company has launched a new wave of development in its hometown.
Igloo, the cooler company founded on the prairie west of Houston, shows off its new 420,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center this week, while boasting it will add 280 new jobs by year’s end.
Typically when a publication prints an issue designating the Top or Best anything, you can cup your ear and hear the faint sound of sharpening pitchforks and torches being dipped generously in kerosene. But relax, gang. In our eyes everyone’s a winner; these states just won the most. We’ll save you a trip to our front lawn and explain our methodology:
As always, we began with a question: “Which states are the best for exporters?” Specifically, how are our various states doing for small and midsize enterprises (SMEs), those everyman companies with fewer than 500 employees?
Houston is usually rated as one of the premier cities in the U.S. for entrepreneurship and start-up businesses. Our business-friendly attitude is hardly surprising, considering our history.
If variety is truly the spice of life, a yearly ranking of the top U.S. metro areas by export volume would be a pretty bland dish. In the International Trade Administration’s annual report of the top 50, the 10 or 15 cities registering the highest export volumes are pretty consistent year to year. Not too appetizing, right?
By Jim Malewitz
A group of environmental advocates and business leaders is calling on Texas officials to adopt a new statewide energy building code, saying the move would slash air pollution and lower utility bills across the energy-guzzling state where the electric grid often strains to keep up.
Katy Stewart, Houston Business Journal
A new general store will open in the historic Harolds building in Heights in October, joining local favorite Torchy’s Tacos in the revitalized location.
Heights General Store will sell local wares such as produce, prepared foods, meats and breads to shoppers, according to a statement.
By Clark Graham, Locke Protective
Member, IREM Houston Legislative and Public Policy Committee
Scrap-metal theft is an increasing issue for commercial real estate owners. However, rather than just viewing metal theft as a petty nuisance or cost of doing business, it should be treated also as a public-safety issue. In a country facing staggering criminal activities such as ours, it is easy to ignore a non-violent crime such as metal theft and call it a misdemeanor. But, often the activities of scrap-metal thieves endanger the lives of the public. Removing manhole covers and dismantling guard rails are among the actions that can place members of the public at risk.
As the economy improves and states continue to vie for new investment and jobs, they also seek the attention of site consultants who help companies make their new facility and expansion decisions. With that in mind, Area Development’s fourth annual Top States for Doing Business survey of site consultants ranks the states based on their number of mentions in 17 categories (scores were weighted based on position in each category and then overall).
Last month the unemployment rate fell a tick to 7.3% and the U.S. economy added 169,000 jobs–but that wasn’t nearly enough for the millions of jobless Americans still looking for work.
Hearing news like this month after month makes it difficult be optimistic about the job market, but a new survey released by employment services firm ManpowerGroup does offer a glimpse of hope to job seekers all over the country.
Every year, we treat our Rankings Report as a work in progress. We’re always striving to refine and expand our rankings categories, looking for the most valid metrics to justify our evaluations. As priorities for site selection requirements change, we adjust the rankings to give you our most credible assessment of which locations are meeting those requirements.