TWDB approves a $10,5 million grant/loan to EAMD

AUSTIN – (June 21, 2012) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution a grant in the amount of $9,909,094 and a loan in the amount of $577,000 to the East Aldine Management District (Harris County) from the Economically Distressed Areas Program to finance water and wastewater services. The District intends to [...]

2012-07-01T19:08:17-05:00July 1st, 2012|Community, Projects|

New Funding Opportunities

Department of Labor (DOL): June 2, 2011 is the deadline for the first round of H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants funding competition. As noted in the May 3rd newsletter, DOL expects to fund 75-100 grants through a single solicitation. Individual grants will range from $1 million to $5 million and will be distributed through two rounds [...]

2011-09-02T17:27:27-05:00May 26th, 2011|Economic Development|

Mayor Announces $25 Million Initiative

Houston, TX- February 24, 2011 - Mayor Annise Parker announced Thursday, February 24 that Houston has been selected to join the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. The initiative, already in place in several other cities, comes with a $25 million commitment to provide loans to help local small businesses.  Additional grants will be provided [...]

2011-09-02T17:18:41-05:00February 24th, 2011|Economic Development|

Voters Kill Tax Increase

Slightly more than 1,100 Aldine ISD voters cast ballots in the district's tax ratification election, Tuesday, August 31, and the majority of voters said "no" to raising property taxes by 10 percent. The increased tax rate would have increased local and state funding received by Aldine ISD. The final tally was 682 "no" votes to [...]

2011-09-02T16:06:48-05:00September 13th, 2010|Community|

Prosperity to buy North Houston Bank

Houston Business Journal - by Casey Wooten and Greg Barr Prosperity Bancshares Inc. has announced plans to acquire three Texas branches of U.S. Bank, including one in Houston. The local bank in the deal is North Houston Bank. The capital-starved bank held $325.5 million worth of assets at the end of September 2009, according to [...]

2011-09-01T20:07:34-05:00January 22nd, 2010|Economic Development|
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