2018-2019 Annual Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor:

     American Electric Power has been helping people, businesses and industries across the 11-state area to grow and prosper for over 100 years.
For more than 100 years, CenterPoint Energy has been committed to the growth of Houston and its close neighbors. As a regulated utility, it is our mission to drive growth in our service area, not only by delivering energy to residential, commercial, and industrial consumers, but also by energizing the efforts of community partners to attract the businesses and jobs that fuel economic growth.

  The mission of Oncor's Economic Development group is to be a catalyst for economic growth and effective utilization of infrastructure through business recruitment, retention and valued community services.


The Entergy Texas, Inc. economic development group offers confidential and free business development services to firms seeking buildings or sites in our part of Texas. We help companies relocate, expand, startup or lower their cost of doing business.

Formerly Sales Tax Assurance Company, Hdl is a Texas company founded in 2007. They offer Texas jurisdictions local sales tax revenue recovery, enhancement and administrative services. Their services include source and trend analysis, compliance reviews and revenue forecasting, in addition to other economic analysis.

Impact DataSource is an economic consulting firm that evaluates prospective economic development deals from all angles. They prepare individual analyses on projects, and also offer desktop and web-based impact models so that clients can run as many reports as they would like, only needing project data to utilize the pre-built tool. Their impact analysis will tie together the economic impact, fiscal impact, and possible incentives of the deal. Since every community is unique, they customize each analysis and impact model, and offer unlimited training, support.



A municipal law firm that represent local governmental entities in all aspects of the law, from Annexations to Zoning. For more than 20 years, their team of talented counselors have proven that their insight, knowledge, and determination to help local governments resolve difficult issues and litigate a wide range of matters.


  The Retail Coach is a national retail consulting, market research and development firm that combines strategy, technology and creative expertise to develop and deliver high-impact retail recruitment and development strategies to local governments, chambers of commerceand economic development organizations.