At their April meeting, the Harris County Development Authority charged the Chamber to craft an economic development strategy for Harris County. On May 1st, the Chamber convened a meeting of 30 leaders from business, industry, government, and the non-profit sector to begin that process.
That work group divided into three committees: New Industry, Existing Industry, and Workforce Development. Over the summer, these committees met with subject-matter experts and had robust discussions. The resulting action plan was presented to and passed unanimously by the Harris County Development Authority with the recommendation to the Board of Commissioners to adopt and to begin implantation of the action plan.
Tonight, the Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the action plan. This an important first step for the county and we are grateful to the leaders who volunteered their time to create this action for plan. We are also grateful to the Development Authority for their trust in us and to the Board of Commissioners for their leadership in adopting it.