Economic Development

Home/Economic Development

RJT Construction: Building Opportunity in Aldine

2020-02-07T01:21:28+00:00February 7th, 2020|Community, Economic Development|

By Christina Autry If you speak with Roman Torres, founder of RJT Construction, you won’t hear the story of one man. You’ll hear a story steeped in respect for the community behind the success of his thriving business. “Aldine’s hands built Houston,” says Torres. “We have the most talented builders in [...]

S&S Exotic Animals – Where Pets Come In All Shapes and Sizes

2020-01-29T19:03:24+00:00January 29th, 2020|Community, Economic Development|

By EAD Staff Whether you are pining for a parrot, hankering for a hedgehog, or craving a coppery-colored corn snake to call your own, East Aldine’s S&S Exotic Animals has the critter you seek, and much, much more. Nestled in a converted one-story house on a three-acre property on Connorvale Drive, S&S has been a [...]

Pan Riko: Aldine’s Sweet Bread Destination

2020-01-16T20:06:49+00:00January 16th, 2020|Community, Economic Development|

By Christina Autry Looking at the online reviews of Pan Riko in the East Aldine District, I quickly got the message that this Mexican bakery is well-loved not only by people in the surrounding community, but from all over Houston. Customers extol the virtues of this modest panadería and are willing to drive from all [...]

Hairstyles From Your Dreams

2020-01-29T14:03:29+00:00January 16th, 2020|Community, Economic Development|

By Christina Autry Meet Sandra Moreno, entrepreneur and owner of Dreams Beauty Salon, who has been keeping East Aldine’s hair under control for almost 30 years. First motivated by her desire to break her family’s “cycle of stay-at-home moms,” Sandra was able to establish her career with her true passion for cutting and styling hair. [...]

SBA Newsletter

2020-01-09T00:56:23+00:00January 9th, 2020|Economic Development, Resources|

Join the largest veteran-focused business plan competition in the country. DATE: APRIL 16–18, 2020 APPLICATIONS OPEN: NOVEMBER 11, 2019 APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 3, 2020 Open to ventures from across the country with a veteran founder and equity holder who is actively involved in running the company. Now in its 6th year, the Veterans Business Battle [...]

Webinar: How Limited is the Liability of your LLC?

2019-10-25T17:07:14+00:00October 25th, 2019|Economic Development, Events, Resources|

SCORE and SBA help Americans Achieve the Dream of Small Business Ownership. We help you start, grow, expand or recover your business. Do you understand the risks that may arise in the operation of your business that are NOT limited to the assets of the business? Small business owners are wise to put their businesses [...]

Beasley’s Tire Service: Rolling Out Quality Work Since 1971

2019-10-10T20:04:05+00:00October 10th, 2019|Community, Economic Development|

By Christina Autry E.B. Beasley traveled the country within the trucking industry until deciding to settle down in Houston with his wife, Bobbie Beasley. “He wanted to go into business for himself,” says Bob Beasley, son of E.B. and Bobbie. After launching their first service station shop inside an Exxon, the couple opened their own [...]