1. Houston never stood a chance at hosting Amazon's HQ2. How should our city change, adapt, and invest to be an HQ3 contender?
2. How is Houston perceived by big money capitals across the US? How do we rise and become a major competing city?
3. As property taxes increase to meet costs for bayou drainage projects and buyouts, how has Houston's flooding problem become a money problem?
4. Houston needs to diversify its economy, improve its infrastructure, and build its tech culture to ever compete as a world-class city. How can Houston get there in the next 5 years?
5. Other than the new flood regulations, what actionable strategies is the city of Houston taking to prevent future flood destruction?
6. Does Houston need zoning regulations?
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Registration, Breakfast & Networking
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Why We Never Stood A Chance: Amazon's HQ2
Market Forcast & Future of Houston
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Winning The War on Stormwater
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Closing Remarks & Networking
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Houston, the most populous city in Texas, is known for its booming businesses and building opportunities, unique convergence of industries, oil and gas, accelerated growth, and diversity. But the truth is, Houston isn't where it could be. And there is no better evidence than being cut from Amazon's HQ2 shortlist.
Knowing that Austin and Dallas made the cut stings, but it's time for us to crack down on why we never stood a chance at winning HQ2, and what we as a city need to do to win an HQ3. Despite Andy Icken, Mayor Sylvester, and the City of Houston's efforts to woo Jeff Bezos, Houston fell short - big time. Join us for a deep dive into Houston's shortfalls and the pressing initiatives the city must take to turn itself around for 2019.
One of Houston's unavoidable downfalls is its flooding and inability to deal with it. This must change. Mayor Turner has taken a new, aggressive stance on flooding regulations as a new proposal requiring more strict building regulations was voted into effect beginning of April. While many agree taking these preventative measures are a necessary step forward, developers in particular worry about increasing building costs, which will push out and re-shape Houston's development landscape. Many are also worried about the integrity of the Addicks and Barker dams, whose failure could leave a large portion of Houston under extreme flooding. Join us, and the city's most knowledgeable engineers, developers, city officials, and Harvey heroes (yes, Jeff Lindner) to find out how drastic the development landscape is going to change from June onwards.
You won't want to miss this.
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