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Lawmakers focus on Texas ports, starting in Houston, 12 April 2016 Lawmakers focus on Texas ports, starting in Houston, 12 April 2016
Houston needs more mixed-use in the suburbs, 11 April 2016 Houston needs more mixed-use in the suburbs, 11 April 2016
AMPAC Fine Chemicals Facilities Expansion in La Porte, 16 March 2016 AMPAC Fine Chemicals Facilities Expansion in La Porte, 16 March 2016
Petrochemical Output Contributes to Texas Overall Job Growth, 10 March 2016 Petrochemical Output Contributes to Texas Overall Job Growth, 10 March 2016
NET Power Breaks Ground on Worlds First Emissions-Free Low-Cost Fossil Fuel Power Technology, 9 Marc NET Power Breaks Ground on Worlds First Emissions-Free Low-Cost Fossil Fuel Power Technology, 9 Marc
Grand Opening of San Jacinto Colleges Advanced Maritime Facility, 8 March 2016 Grand Opening of San Jacinto Colleges Advanced Maritime Facility, 8 March 2016
Transwesterns Ridge Development to develop 56 acres near Port of Houston, 22 Feb. 2016 Transwesterns Ridge Development to develop 56 acres near Port of Houston, 22 Feb. 2016
Port of Houston taps Ridge Development for industrial project near Bayport, 22 Feb. 2016 Port of Houston taps Ridge Development for industrial project near Bayport, 22 Feb. 2016
Ridge Development Will Develop 55 Acres At Port of Houston, 19 Feb. 2016 Ridge Development Will Develop 55 Acres At Port of Houston, 19 Feb. 2016
Carson Builds 613k Spec. Industrial Park, 19 Feb. 2016 Carson Builds 613k Spec. Industrial Park, 19 Feb. 2016
Grim outlook predicted for this Houston submarket, 16 Feb. 2016 Grim outlook predicted for this Houston submarket, 16 Feb. 2016
Enterprise says the first shipment of export crude will sail from Houston, 23 Dec. 2015 Enterprise says the first shipment of export crude will sail from Houston, 23 Dec. 2015
Fossil fuel industry celebrates the end of crude oil export ban, 18 Dec. 2015 Fossil fuel industry celebrates the end of crude oil export ban, 18 Dec. 2015
US ban on exporting crude oil could be lifted soon, 17 Dec. 2015 US ban on exporting crude oil could be lifted soon, 17 Dec. 2015
Houston residential developers shift focus from west to east, 13 Nov. 2015 Houston residential developers shift focus from west to east, 13 Nov. 2015
Slump in oil shadows regional forecast, Fall UH-IRF, 12 Nov. 2015 Slump in oil shadows regional forecast, Fall UH-IRF, 12 Nov. 2015
ED Annual Report for FY 2014-2015 ED Annual Report for FY 2014-2015
Business Profile, City of La Porte, Sept. 2015 Business Profile, City of La Porte, Sept. 2015
La Porte Town Center Moves Closer to Reality, 28 Oct. 2015, Around La Porte La Porte Town Center Moves Closer to Reality, 28 Oct. 2015, Around La Porte
How far a dollar goes in Houston, 16 Oct. 2015 How far a dollar goes in Houston, 16 Oct. 2015
Houston's Job Growth Machine Breaks Down -- A Quick Update, IFRF, 4 Sept. 2015 Houston's Job Growth Machine Breaks Down -- A Quick Update, IFRF, 4 Sept. 2015
LyondellBasell looking at Texas sites for new chemical plant, 18 Aug. 2015 LyondellBasell looking at Texas sites for new chemical plant, 18 Aug. 2015
Two responses to oil prices may balance out, 30 July 2015 - Houston Chronicle Two responses to oil prices may balance out, 30 July 2015 - Houston Chronicle
Land rush for new homes, apartments in east Houston, HBJ, 20 July 2015 Land rush for new homes, apartments in east Houston, HBJ, 20 July 2015
Community of La Porte, June 2015 - Revised Community of La Porte, June 2015 - Revised
Houston Outlook Grows Darker as the Oil Downturn Becomes Deeper and Longer, 23 June 2015 Houston Outlook Grows Darker as the Oil Downturn Becomes Deeper and Longer, 23 June 2015
Even the Oil Rout Can't Stop Houston's Economic Boom - Bloomberg, 16 June 2015 Even the Oil Rout Can't Stop Houston's Economic Boom - Bloomberg, 16 June 2015
Shale Gas Brings Manufacturing 'Roaring Back to Life' in Texas, EID - 10 June 2015 Shale Gas Brings Manufacturing 'Roaring Back to Life' in Texas, EID - 10 June 2015
Linde unveils $200 million investment in La Porte plant, Houston Chronicle, 9 June 2015 Linde unveils $200 million investment in La Porte plant, Houston Chronicle, 9 June 2015
Texas Oil Economy, BACREN - May 2015 Final Texas Oil Economy, BACREN - May 2015 Final
One word -- Plastics, Exxon Perspectives, 22 May 2015 One word -- Plastics, Exxon Perspectives, 22 May 2015
Texas Energy -- Bad for upstream but great for downstream, HBJ -  15 May 2015 Texas Energy -- Bad for upstream but great for downstream, HBJ - 15 May 2015
Texas Energy -- The Future Prospects of Natural Gas, HBJ - 15 May 2015 Texas Energy -- The Future Prospects of Natural Gas, HBJ - 15 May 2015
Houston real estate development moves east amid oil slump, 1 May 2015 Houston real estate development moves east amid oil slump, 1 May 2015
Houston industrial real estate surges on export growth, HBJ - 8 April 2015 Houston industrial real estate surges on export growth, HBJ - 8 April 2015
Current Economic Outlook for Houston, Feb. 2015 Current Economic Outlook for Houston, Feb. 2015
Land brokers see renewed interest for residential projects in east Houston, HBJ, 24 Feb. 2015 Land brokers see renewed interest for residential projects in east Houston, HBJ, 24 Feb. 2015
Where to work to weather low oil prices, HBJ, 27 Feb. 2015 Where to work to weather low oil prices, HBJ, 27 Feb. 2015
The oil price downturn will hit these Houston jobs the hardest, HBJ, 23 Feb. 2015 The oil price downturn will hit these Houston jobs the hardest, HBJ, 23 Feb. 2015
Oil price woes ensnare manufacturers, Chronicle, 23 Feb. 2015 Oil price woes ensnare manufacturers, Chronicle, 23 Feb. 2015
Oil's descent hammers hiring, Chronicle, 19 Feb. 2015 Oil's descent hammers hiring, Chronicle, 19 Feb. 2015
Economic adjustment predicted for area, Chronicle, 19 Feb. 2015 Economic adjustment predicted for area, Chronicle, 19 Feb. 2015
West Houston to suffer brunt of oil price slump for next 18 months, HBJ, Feb. 2015 West Houston to suffer brunt of oil price slump for next 18 months, HBJ, Feb. 2015
Shale gas spillover, 11 Feb. 2015 Shale gas spillover, 11 Feb. 2015
Petrochemicals key to east Houston industrial real estate growth, HBJ, 4 Feb. 2015 Petrochemicals key to east Houston industrial real estate growth, HBJ, 4 Feb. 2015
La Porte Economic Development Update, 1 February 2015 La Porte Economic Development Update, 1 February 2015
GHP's Economy at a Glance w Highlights, Jan. 2015 GHP's Economy at a Glance w Highlights, Jan. 2015
Prepare now for likely effects of low oil prices, 15 Jan. 2015 Prepare now for likely effects of low oil prices, 15 Jan. 2015
Area refineries benefit from low cost of oil, demand, 8 Jan. 2015 Area refineries benefit from low cost of oil, demand, 8 Jan. 2015
As prices plunge, has Texas' oil boom gone bust, KHOU, Jan. 2015 As prices plunge, has Texas' oil boom gone bust, KHOU, Jan. 2015
Texas Will Outpace The Nation - 2015 Economic Forecast - RED News, Dec. 2014 Texas Will Outpace The Nation - 2015 Economic Forecast - RED News, Dec. 2014
2015 Houston Industrial Outlook, TREB, Dec. 2014 2015 Houston Industrial Outlook, TREB, Dec. 2014
What's Ahead For 2015 in Houston Commercial Markets, Dec. 2014 What's Ahead For 2015 in Houston Commercial Markets, Dec. 2014
Houston Should Weather Declining Oil Prices, 18 Dec. 2014 Houston Should Weather Declining Oil Prices, 18 Dec. 2014
Houston's Economic Outlook, IFRT, Dec. 2014 Houston's Economic Outlook, IFRT, Dec. 2014
Houston Ship Channel is BIG Business, 31 Oct. 2014 Houston Ship Channel is BIG Business, 31 Oct. 2014
Linde completes $250 M Project in La Porte, 27 Aug. 2014 Linde completes $250 M Project in La Porte, 27 Aug. 2014
Siluria Technologies to open Houston office and La Porte site, HBJ - Aug. 2014 Siluria Technologies to open Houston office and La Porte site, HBJ - Aug. 2014
Energy continues to drive Houston's industrial market, HBJ - Aug. 2014 Energy continues to drive Houston's industrial market, HBJ - Aug. 2014
Braskem adding UHMWPE capacity in Texas, 27 June 2014 Braskem adding UHMWPE capacity in Texas, 27 June 2014
Enterprise inks deal with Port for world's largest ethane plant, HBJ - 20 June 2014 Enterprise inks deal with Port for world's largest ethane plant, HBJ - 20 June 2014
USA Now World's Largest Producer of Oil and Natural Gas - WOAI, 17 June 2014 USA Now World's Largest Producer of Oil and Natural Gas - WOAI, 17 June 2014
World's largest ethane export terminal coming to Ship Channel, Jun 11, 2014 - HBJ World's largest ethane export terminal coming to Ship Channel, Jun 11, 2014 - HBJ
INEOS Press Release, 9 June 2014 INEOS Press Release, 9 June 2014
Chemical expansions drive Bay area home and retail markets, June 6, 2014 - HBJ Chemical expansions drive Bay area home and retail markets, June 6, 2014 - HBJ
Update on the Economy of La Porte Texas - REDNews, May 2014 Update on the Economy of La Porte Texas - REDNews, May 2014
Energy's second boom adding jobs in Houston, 16 May 2014 - HBJ Energy's second boom adding jobs in Houston, 16 May 2014 - HBJ
Energy Boom Brings San Fran Co. to Houston, Siluria, HBJ, 18 April 2014 Energy Boom Brings San Fran Co. to Houston, Siluria, HBJ, 18 April 2014
Site Selection 2013 Governor's Cup, Texas, March 2014 Site Selection 2013 Governor's Cup, Texas, March 2014
Maritime Technology and Training Center, Around La Porte, Feb. 2014 Maritime Technology and Training Center, Around La Porte, Feb. 2014
How plastic product could bring jobs to Houston economy, ABC News, Feb. 2014 How plastic product could bring jobs to Houston economy, ABC News, Feb. 2014
Port Inspires Development in La Porte, Feb. 2014 Port Inspires Development in La Porte, Feb. 2014
Port Inspires Development in La Porte, 4 Feb. 2014 Port Inspires Development in La Porte, 4 Feb. 2014
Siluria Lands Big Partner, Site to Test Gas-to-Ethylene Tech - Silicon Valley Business Journal, Siluria Lands Big Partner, Site to Test Gas-to-Ethylene Tech - Silicon Valley Business Journal,
Chasing the Dream of Half-Price Gasoline from Natural Gas - MIT Technology Review, January 15, Chasing the Dream of Half-Price Gasoline from Natural Gas - MIT Technology Review, January 15,
The Shale Revolution has Triggered a Renaissance in the Oil and Gas Business, RED News, Dec. 20 The Shale Revolution has Triggered a Renaissance in the Oil and Gas Business, RED News, Dec. 20
La Porte is one of the 50 Safest Cities in Texas, 25, Oct. 2013 La Porte is one of the 50 Safest Cities in Texas, 25, Oct. 2013
Billions Planned in Ship Channel Projects due to Shale Boom, HBJ, 18 Oct. 2013 Billions Planned in Ship Channel Projects due to Shale Boom, HBJ, 18 Oct. 2013
Chemical and Shale Gas Fueling a U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance, ACC, Petro-Chem Outlook Conf., Chemical and Shale Gas Fueling a U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance, ACC, Petro-Chem Outlook Conf.,
U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance, ACC, Petro-Chem Conf. Sept. 2013 U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance, ACC, Petro-Chem Conf. Sept. 2013
Thanks, Forbes, but Houston's Already a Great Global City, Leaders Say, HBJ, 6 Sept. 2013 Thanks, Forbes, but Houston's Already a Great Global City, Leaders Say, HBJ, 6 Sept. 2013
America's Next Great Global City, HBJ, 5 Sept. 2013 America's Next Great Global City, HBJ, 5 Sept. 2013
Just the Beginning of the Shale Gas Boom, 4 Sept. 2013 Just the Beginning of the Shale Gas Boom, 4 Sept. 2013
Houston Chemical Companies Searching for Thousands of New Workers, HBJ, Aug. 2013 Houston Chemical Companies Searching for Thousands of New Workers, HBJ, Aug. 2013
Houston Colleges Expans Maritime Education, HBJ, 16 Aug. 2013 Houston Colleges Expans Maritime Education, HBJ, 16 Aug. 2013
Billions Being Invested in Chemical Plants Planned in Houston Area, HBJ, 9 Aug. 2013 Billions Being Invested in Chemical Plants Planned in Houston Area, HBJ, 9 Aug. 2013
Ship Channel Area Booming, Tierra Grande, July 2013 Ship Channel Area Booming, Tierra Grande, July 2013
Shale Gas Study and Its Economic Impact, American Chemistry Council, May 2013 Shale Gas Study and Its Economic Impact, American Chemistry Council, May 2013
U.S. Chemical Investment Breakdown Proves Gulf Coast is Still King, HBJ, 24 May 2013 U.S. Chemical Investment Breakdown Proves Gulf Coast is Still King, HBJ, 24 May 2013
U.S. Chemical Investment on the Texas Gulf Coast, HBJ, May 23, 2013 U.S. Chemical Investment on the Texas Gulf Coast, HBJ, May 23, 2013
Texas Key Growth Factors, Area Development, Spring 2013 Texas Key Growth Factors, Area Development, Spring 2013
Outlook for Shale Oil and Gas, US Energy Info Association, April 2013 Outlook for Shale Oil and Gas, US Energy Info Association, April 2013
Site Selection 2012 Governors Cup, Texas, March 2013 Site Selection 2012 Governors Cup, Texas, March 2013
Texas Ranked Top Exporting State for 11th Consecutive Year, Feb. 2013 Texas Ranked Top Exporting State for 11th Consecutive Year, Feb. 2013
Port Region Investment Survey w Highlights, Jan. 2, 2013 Port Region Investment Survey w Highlights, Jan. 2, 2013
Houston Sees Resurgence in Manufacturing due to Petrochemical Rebirth, Jul 27, 2012 Houston Sees Resurgence in Manufacturing due to Petrochemical Rebirth, Jul 27, 2012
Texas Gulf Coast, Forbes, 23 June 2011 Texas Gulf Coast, Forbes, 23 June 2011