The Houston-Galveston Area Council, in collaboration with the Gulf Coast Economic Development District, is developing a new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.

H-GAC's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Video
View a video about H-GAC's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

This strategy will:

  • Shape the economic growth and development of our region through the next five years.
  • Focus on supporting the growth and success of small businesses, education and workforce training providers, and communities.
  • Promote diversity and equity.
  • Align our region's economic goals
  • Establish a detailed action plan, allowing the region to compete for federal funding.

Benefits of Federal Funds

Federal funds offer several benefits to our region, including:

  • Enabling local businesses to secure the necessary funding for their growth and sustainability.
  • Providing funds to our communities for disaster relief and mitigation, allowing our region to thrive
  • Supporting the expansion of education and job training programs in our local colleges, universities, and vocational schools, developing and preparing our future workforce.

Stakeholder Workshops

We can't do this alone! If you are a

  • Small-business owner looking to expand,
  • School and training program administrator connecting students with good, high-paying jobs, or
  • Economic development professional in local government,

We want to hear from you! Your ideas and feedback will make our region’s strategy even better.

Join us at one of our stakeholder workshops and share your vision for the future of our community.

Counties Location Date Time Register
Montgomery County
Walker County
Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce
505 W Davis St
Conroe, TX 77301
July 18, 2023 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Austin County
Colorado County
Fort Bend County
Waller County
Wharton County
Members Choice Credit Union
18211 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094
August 9, 2023 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Chambers County
Liberty County
The Lee College Center for Workforce Development - Phyllis Davis Conference Room
909 Decker Drive
Baytown, TX 77520


September 5, 2023 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM  
Brazoria, Galveston and Matagorda County Central Brazoria County Business Park 
4005 Technology Drive #Suite 1010
Angleton, TX 77515
September 20, 2023 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM  
Harris County Sylvan Beach
1 Sylvan Beach Dr
La Porte, TX 77571
November 15, 2023 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM  

Help Name Our Economic Development Strategy

Currently, we’re calling the plan our "Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy," but we think it deserves a name that is as unique as our region, one that inspires and represents our focus on helping our communities thrive!

That's where you come in: You are an integral part of our community, and we highly value your input. Share your ideas and naming suggestions below, so that together, we can create a brighter future!

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Thank You For Your Suggestion!

H-GAC thanks you for sharing your input on our Economic Development Strategy.