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Update on SBA Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Harvey

2017-09-22T16:48:42+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Economic Development, Resources|

GETTING DISASTER HELP FROM SBA - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ♦ SBA offers federal low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters. ♦ Businesses of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair/replace disaster property damage. ♦ Small businesses, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and [...]

SBA Disaster Information

2017-09-07T00:20:05+00:00September 7th, 2017|Community, Economic Development, Resources|

How do I file for disaster loans? First – contact FEMA at their website: or call at 1-800-621-3362. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week Second – File for an SBA disaster loan at or 1 800 659 2955 • Homeowner and renter loans up to $240K ($200Kproperty + $40Kcontents). Interest [...]

George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) Concessions Industry Day

2016-09-22T13:57:46+00:00September 22nd, 2016|Economic Development, Resources|

United Airlines and food, beverage and retail management firm OTG Management welcome Houston retailers, restauranteurs, and service providers to IAH Concessions Industry Day which will include networking opportunities and information for Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (M/W/DBE). Don't miss this chance to learn about business opportunities at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, one of the busiest airports in [...]

TX Food Handler Mandate

2016-05-27T14:14:11+00:00May 27th, 2016|Community, Economic Development, Resources|

All restaurant employees will need their food handler certificate by September 1, 2016 FAQs for Employers | FAQs for Employees About Texas Food Handler Certification Currently 85 local jurisdictions around the state of Texas require food handler certification. In October 2015, the Texas Department of State Health Services approved a regulation requiring statewide food handler [...]

Super Bowl Business Connect program extends deadline to May 31

2016-05-18T00:33:07+00:00May 18th, 2016|Economic Development, Projects, Resources|

Experienced and motivated Houston business owners and entrepreneurs will be offered an opportunity to participate in the process to bid for contracts with the NFL’s Super Bowl LI contractors and special event producers, and the Houston Super Bowl Host committee. As a part of The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s commitment to offer economic opportunities [...]

In East Aldine, ‘revitalization’ requires methodical approach

2016-05-06T14:33:19+00:00May 6th, 2016|Community, Economic Development|

By Mike Snyder, Houston Chronicle In a community where half the adults lack a high school degree or its equivalent, the need to improve access to education is obvious and compelling. With this in mind, the board of the East Aldine Management District instructed its staff in 2011 to find a location where the Lone [...]

BusinessConnect with Super Bowl

2016-04-20T22:35:32+00:00April 20th, 2016|Community, Economic Development, Resources|

Super Bowl LI Business Connect is a partnership between the National Football League (NFL) and the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee to link diverse Houston suppliers to contracting opportunities related to Super Bowl LI. The program’s intent is to provide networking, educational and other business development opportunities to encourage greater business success for each participant. [...]