HOUSTON – For metro Atlanta leaders who have been used to selling the economic jewel of the Southeast, visiting the largest city in Texas can be a humbling experience.
Houston, the fifth-largest metro area in the country, has been enjoying an economic resurgence that has become the envy of many, including Atlanta, the ninth-largest metro area in the United States.
The Katy Area Economic Development Council has seen the rate drop steadily until it reached 3.5 percent at the end of 2012, down from 12 percent in 2010. Transwestern’s Houston Metro Outlook for the first quarter of 2013 listed the vacancy rate for the I-10/Energy Corridor submarket as 5.8 percent.
The Gulf Coast RCIC is announcing the next deadline for submitting TETF applications to the RCIC will be 10AM, Tuesday, May 21.
The schedule for the RCIC’s Round 28 activities is:
• Tuesday, April 30, 2-4PM – TETF Workshop at the Houston Technology Center, overview of the program, eligibility criteria and review process
• Week of May 6 – Application Planning Meetings between RCIC staff and prospective Round 28 applicants
• Thursday, May 9, 2-4PM – TETF Application Workshop at the Houston Technology Center, question-by-question advice on providing quality answer in the TETF application form
• Tuesday, May 21, 10AM – RCIC Application Deadline
• Wednesday, May 29 – RCIC Review Committee Semifinalist Selection Meeting, based on the application documents submitted, the reviewers select which applicants will be invited for presentations to the committee; applicants do not participate in this meeting.
Results released by the Texas Education Agency in February of STAAR test scores for grades 3-8 show Katy ISD’s students scored higher than both state and regional averages in every subject. Katy students score higher than state, regional averages on 2012
The remainder of Segment D in the Grand Parkway, Houston’s third loop, is taking shape, and officials expect the final two sections of the segment stretching from the Westpark Tollway to Hwy. 59 to open by December.