Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership

Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, or BAHEP, is a member-driven organization that provides the leadership to stimulate regional economic development and employment.

Since 1976, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, BAHEP, has been dedicated to defining the future for the people who live and work in its service area of southeast Texas. Utilizing a collaborative committee structure, BAHEP engages approximately 270 investor companies, business professionals, local governments, and educational institutions to bring about prosperity and a high quality of life

Since 1976, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, BAHEP, has been dedicated to defining the future for the people who live and work in its service area of southeast Texas. Utilizing a collaborative committee structure, BAHEP engages approximately 270 investor companies, business professionals, local governments, and educational institutions to bring about prosperity and a high quality of life

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Our friends at MEI Technologies and Alpha Space have a big announcement! Read their press release and visit AegisAero.co...
08/23/2021

Our friends at MEI Technologies and Alpha Space have a big announcement! Read their press release and visit AegisAero.com to learn more about this exciting merger.

Our friends at MEI Technologies and Alpha Space have a big announcement! Read their press release and visit AegisAero.com to learn more about this exciting merger.

There has been a lot of activity and successful announcements at Ellington Airport & Houston Spaceport lately but attrac...
07/21/2021
Houston Spaceport GM discusses recent leases, future plans - Houston Business Journal

There has been a lot of activity and successful announcements at Ellington Airport & Houston Spaceport lately but attracting cutting-edge companies doesn't happen overnight. BAHEP is proud to work with Houston Airports on these multi-year efforts to land some of the globe's most innovative businesses. Read about it here:

The past few months have been, as President Joe Biden might put it, a big freaking deal for the Houston Spaceport.

Thank you for joining us yesterday for our 87th legislative update, the turnout was great! We appreciate State Senator C...
07/01/2021

Thank you for joining us yesterday for our 87th legislative update, the turnout was great! We appreciate State Senator Carol Alvarado, State Representative Mary Ann Perez, State Rep. Dr. Greg Bonnen, State Rep. Dennis Paul, and State Rep. Briscoe Cain for updating the BAHEP members. Also, a big shoutout to San Jacinto College's Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer for moderating the event!

We are one step closer to the Coastal Barrier becoming a reality! BAHEP President Bob Mitchell was appointed by Governor...
06/22/2021
Governor Abbott Names Temporary Executive Director and Appoints Six to Gulf Coast Protection District Board of Directors - Orange Leader

We are one step closer to the Coastal Barrier becoming a reality! BAHEP President Bob Mitchell was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors. Mitchell will join Sally Bakko, Michel Bechtel, Roger Guenther, Lori Traweek, Michael VanDerSnick, and Nicole Sunstrum.

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Sally Bakko, Michel Bechel, Roger Guenther, Robert D. “Bob” Mitchell, Lori J. Traweek, and Michael VanDerSnick to the Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors for terms set to expire on June 16, 2025. Additionally, the Governor named ...

BAHEP is proud to partner with the Houston Airport System in the development of the Houston Spaceport. We would like to ...
06/04/2021
Houston Spaceport to one day house new, larger training facility

BAHEP is proud to partner with the Houston Airport System in the development of the Houston Spaceport. We would like to thank Mario Diaz, Director of Aviation, for updating our members in our first IN-PERSON general membership meeting in over a year!

Houston Airport System officials plan to build a large training facility at the Houston Spaceport, among other developments planned for the area.

Please join Vietnam Veterans Chapter 685 as they host a Watch Fire this Sunday at Jack Brooks Park in remembrance of our...
05/27/2021

Please join Vietnam Veterans Chapter 685 as they host a Watch Fire this Sunday at Jack Brooks Park in remembrance of our fallen warriors.

Please join Vietnam Veterans Chapter 685 as they host a Watch Fire this Sunday at Jack Brooks Park in remembrance of our fallen warriors.

BAHEP welcomes Collins Aerospace to the Houston Spaceport! Ex*****on of this project represents over a year of hard work...
05/19/2021
Collins Aerospace expands operations to Houston Spaceport

BAHEP welcomes Collins Aerospace to the Houston Spaceport! Ex*****on of this project represents over a year of hard work by many and will continue to boost Houston as the leader of human spaceflight.
"On behalf of Collins Aerospace, I would like to thank the City of Houston, Houston Airports and Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership for creating a robust business climate and for their strong support of this important expansion of our business,” Phil Jasper, president of Collins Aerospace’s Mission Systems business unit said.

HOUSTON, TX (MAY 19, 2021) – Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX), and Houston Airports, which manages and operates Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport, EFD, announced plans for a new eight-acre, 120,000 square-foot campus that will support spaceflight and host Houston...

The Committee for the Preservation of the Space Shuttle Simulator needs your help! Read the letter from George W.S. Abbe...
05/12/2021

The Committee for the Preservation of the Space Shuttle Simulator needs your help!
Read the letter from George W.S. Abbey and Gerald D Griffin:

The Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Office (HCP2CO) Step-Up Internship Program provides current college students w...
05/12/2021
Intern (Temporary Agency)

The Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Office (HCP2CO) Step-Up Internship Program provides current college students who have a minimum of 30 credit hours with the opportunity to earn while they learn about serving the citizens of Precinct 2 as well as other areas in Harris County.

The internship program will include problems that are both challenging and complex as well as serve in areas that have a positive impact on the residents, employees, and visitors of Harris County Precinct 2. The application can be found here.
https://bit.ly/Precinct2-StepUp

The Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Office (HCP2CO) Step-Up Internship Program provides current college students who have a minimum of 30 credit hours with the opportunity to earn while they learn about serving the citizens of Precinct 2 as well as other areas in Harris County.The internship p...

Loyal BAHEP member Southwest Airlines is celebrating its 50th year and is coming together with their employees and commu...
05/04/2021
Acts of Kindness - Southwest 50 Years. One Heart.

Loyal BAHEP member Southwest Airlines is celebrating its 50th year and is coming together with their employees and communities across the country to inspire One Million Acts of Kindness. We encourage you to take Southwest Airlines Kindness Pledge and share it with your team and invite them to join the call for a kinder world. Links to share the Kindness pledge to your social media
accounts can be found at southwest50.com/actsofkindness

I will put my Heart in Action to inspire Acts of Kindness. You should too! Join me in the @SouthwestAir Pledge. #Southwest50 #HeartInAction Southwest50.com

04/08/2021
🔥Read our latest 2021 Business Development Update now!🔥
04/08/2021
Business Development Update - March 31, 2021

🔥Read our latest 2021 Business Development Update now!🔥

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Timeline Photos
04/08/2021

Timeline Photos

TexSpace is embarking on the first of a three-stage journey to bring Space City back to Houston.

“Instead of merely settling for ‘why,’ open your mind and redefine the bounds of what’s possible by asking ‘why not?” – Astronaut Jack “2fish” Fischer

https://www.texspace.org/meet-texspace

#spaceindustry #aerospaceengineering #spaceexploration #aerospace #newspace

04/07/2021

The health of the Texas economy is heavily dependent on coastal commerce, industry, and the communities of workers supporting these operations. Despite the price tag of the Coastal Spine, the benefits far outweigh the costs. Watch the video to view a breakdown of the key Benefits of the Coastal Spine.

FEMA is updating the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) risk rating formula through the implementation of new pri...
04/06/2021

FEMA is updating the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) risk rating formula through the implementation of new pricing methodology. "Risk Rating 2.0" moves away from the antiquated binary approach of placing homes either in or out of the “100-year” floodplain and instead uses new modeling and updated data to assess the scale of risk for each individual property based on a range of variables. The methodology leverages industry best practices and cutting-edge technology to enable FEMA to deliver rates that are actuarily sound, equitable, easier to understand and better reflect a property’s flood risk.

PHASE I
New policies beginning Oct. 1, 2021, will be subject to the new rating methodology. Also beginning Oct. 1, existing policyholders eligible for renewal will be able to take advantage of immediate decreases in their premiums.

PHASE II
All remaining policies renewing on or after April 1, 2022, will be subject to the new rating methodology.

Our Bay Area Houston K-12 schools are working through a most unusual school year which has actually been a continuation ...
03/30/2021
Wins, Challenges, and the Path Forward

Our Bay Area Houston K-12 schools are working through a most unusual school year which has actually been a continuation of unprecedented efforts begun during the last school year. The pandemic has required education leaders, teachers, support staff, and especially students and their families to adapt to a decidedly different learning environment. However, throughout this time, they have all persevered. There have been "wins" and lots of challenges, but a clear path forward has been established as well. Click on the link below for a conversation with the superintendents of our area ISDs: Ms. Carla Voelkel, Dickinson ISD; Dr. Walter Jackson, La Porte ISD; Dr. DeeAnn Powell, Pasadena ISD; Mr. Thad Roher, Friendswood ISD; and Dr. Eric Williams, Clear Creek ISD.
https://youtu.be/eevwnoMLeM8

Presented by Superintendents of our Area School Districts (Friendswood, Clear Creek, Dickinson, La Porte, and Pasadena ISDs)

Click below to view BAHEP’s virtual Annual State of the Economy General Membership Meeting, “COVID-19 and the Outlook fo...
03/01/2021
2021 BAHEP State of the Economy - COVID-19 and the Outlook for Metro Houston with Patrick Jankowski

Click below to view BAHEP’s virtual Annual State of the Economy General Membership Meeting, “COVID-19 and the Outlook for Metro Houston in 2021,” by a perennial favorite with his annual economic forecasts, Patrick Jankowski, Senior Vice President – Research, Greater Houston Partnership. Patrick explained how challenging things became for metro Houston during the depth of the COVID recession, where we are today, when we can expect to see the economy improve, and where future growth will come from. This meeting will prepare you with expert knowledge and analysis of the current business climate, economic performance, emerging trends, and attitudes toward future growth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMFNrhnWt7g&feature=youtu.be

The region's healthcare leaders shared valuable information and actionable insights about COVID-19 and how health system...
01/14/2021
General Healthcare Update: Challenges, Collaboration, and the Future

The region's healthcare leaders shared valuable information and actionable insights about COVID-19 and how health systems are working together during this challenging time to deliver high-quality care to all patients. They are truly our community champions and we appreciate their taking the time to keep us informed. Panelists and Topics:
• Todd Caliva, CEO, HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake - Workforce Shortage in the Healthcare Industry
• Noel Cardenas, Sr. Vice President & CEO, Memorial Hermann Southeast & Pearland Hospitals - Behavioral / Mental Health due to Strain with COVID-19
• Dr. Richard Ehlers, Executive Medical Director, Division of Houston Area Locations, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - The Challenges of Treating Patients with Cancer during the COVID-19 Pandemic
• Mr. Steven Foster, FACHE, South Houston Market President, St. Luke’s Health System - Collaboration that Exists Between the Region’s Healthcare Institutions / Support for Healthcare Providers from the Business Community
• Stephen K. Jones, Jr., VP Health System Strategy & CEO Clear Lake Campus, UTMB Health - COVID-19 Updates, including the Latest on Vaccines, Testing, and the Increase of Cases
• Dan Newman, CEO, Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital - Telemedicine During COVID-19 and Beyond

Please join the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP) for its first General Membership Meeting of 2021 featuring the region’s top healthcare leaders....

Axiom Space just announced they will be building their new headquarters at the Houston Spaceport.  The over 300K sqft fa...
12/22/2020
Mayor Sylvester Turner announces partnership between Axiom Space, Houston Spaceport

Axiom Space just announced they will be building their new headquarters at the Houston Spaceport. The over 300K sqft facility will house the construction of the first commercial space station and provide training for commercial astronauts. This project will bring more than 1,000 jobs to Bay Area Houston in the next few years. Congratulations to Houston Airports System and Axiom Space on the new partnership.

Houston-based Axiom Space plans to develop a 14-acre headquarters campus at the spaceport. It will use this campus to train private astronauts and for production of its Axiom Station. The project was announced Tuesday afternoon by Mayor Sylvester Turner.

BAHEP golf outing bringing community together
10/28/2020
BAHEP golf outing bringing community together

BAHEP golf outing bringing community together

MEIT is proud to once again help sponsor the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership's annual golf outing. It is great seeing folks from the community out for

Some good news for those considering flying. The quick summary:“The risk of a passenger contracting COVID-19 while onboa...
10/20/2020
Research Points to Low Risk for COVID-19 Transmission Inflight

Some good news for those considering flying. The quick summary:

“The risk of a passenger contracting COVID-19 while onboard appears very low. With only 44 identified potential cases of flight-related transmission among 1.2 billion travelers, that’s one case for every 27 million travelers. We recognize that this may be an underestimate but even if 90% of the cases were un-reported, it would be one case for every 2.7 million travelers. We think these figures are extremely reassuring. Furthermore, the vast majority of published cases occurred before the wearing of face coverings inflight became widespread,” said Dr. David Powell, IATA’s Medical Advisor.

IATA demonstrated the low incidence of inflight COVID-19 transmission with an updated tally of published cases.

Click below to register your business for a booth at the Workforce Solutions Virtual Job Fair hosted by Harris County Pr...
09/23/2020

Click below to register your business for a booth at the Workforce Solutions Virtual Job Fair hosted by Harris County Precinct 2 on October 6. Booth registration closes September 28, so don't hesitate and register today!
https://wrksolutions.getyourbooth.com/

Could you use help to motivate your team to maximize performance?  Join us and the San Jacinto College SBDC for webinar ...
09/17/2020

Could you use help to motivate your team to maximize performance? Join us and the San Jacinto College SBDC for webinar on “Motivating our Teams Though a Changing Landscape” by Brad Freyer with Sandler Training on Sept. 24 at 10 A.M. Click below to register
https://sanjac.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Axs5FhGvTcGn7YizdXHx4Q

08/22/2020
KHOU 11 News

KHOU 11 News

KHOU 11 meteorologists and the National Hurricane Center are keeping a close eye on Tropical Storms Laura and Marco. Both systems are expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico, and from there, it's still uncertain where they will end up. Both are expected to become hurricanes. Marco should gain hurricane strength later today. Laura is forecast to become a hurricane early next week.

Download the KHOU 11 app to get alerts to changes in the forecast track: http://khou.com/app

WHAT WE KNOW: https://www.khou.com/article/weather/hurricane/tropical-storm-marco-forms-in-the-caribbean/285-abfabdb1-2d86-487c-9c95-02bfa82f2f1e

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Prepare now if you haven’t already. We could see two hurricanes in the Houston area next week.
08/22/2020

Prepare now if you haven’t already. We could see two hurricanes in the Houston area next week.

...MARCO'S CENTER MOVING THROUGH THE YUCATAN CHANNEL...

A Tropical Storm Warning continues for...
* Province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba
* Cancun to Dzilam, Mexico

Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area in Cuba through this afternoon. Tropical storm conditions are also still possible today within the warning area along the northeastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.

At 1 p.m. CDT, the center of Tropical Storm Marco was located about 90 miles (150 km) east-northeast of Cancun, Mexico. It's moving toward the north-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through Sunday morning. A gradual turn toward the northwest and west-northwest is expected to begin Sunday afternoon and continue through Tuesday morning. On the forecast track, Marco's center will move into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by this evening, move across the central Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, and then approach the central and northwestern Gulf coast on Monday and Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center. Strengthening is forecast to occur during the next day or two, and Marco is expected to become a hurricane later today or tonight. Weakening is forecast to occur on Monday and Tuesday.

Marco is expected to move across the central Gulf of Mexico as a hurricane Sunday and approach the central Gulf Coast on Monday. There is an increasing risk of impacts from storm surge, winds, and heavy rainfall from the upper Texas coast to Louisiana early next week, and interests there should monitor the progress of Marco, as storm surge, tropical storm, and/or hurricane watches could be issued later today.

Marco is expected to produce 1 to 4 inches of rain, with
isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches possible, across the eastern portions of the Mexican states of Quintana Roo and Yucatan, and across far western Cuba. This rainfall may result in areas of flash flooding.

The next complete advisory will be issued by NHC at 4 p.m. CDT - www.hurricanes.gov

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