Business and Economic Development
To achieve its goals of promoting, developing, and encouraging opportunities for residents and businesses in the area, Houston Southeast is moving forward on a number of projects that are vital to the community’s well-being. These illustrate the commitment to fostering growth and making neighborhoods better, safer, more visible, and even more beautiful. They include:
Community Gardens and Farmers Market
Houston Southeast is the sponsor of Blodgett Community Gardens and the Park at Palm Center Farmers Market and Community Garden. The goal of the farmers market and community garden is to create an avenue for residents to purchase sustainable and low-cost produce in the District.
Community Job Fairs
Houston Southeast partners with Grocers Supply and other local businesses to provide job fairs for the community.
Small Business Workshops
Houston Southeast host workshops to provide procurement and other opportunities to business owners within the District.
Houston Southeast is in the process of developing a rewards program that will enable community members to receive discounts at local area businesses.
Texas Medical Center Partnership
Houston Southeast has partnered with Texas Medical Center to collaborate to allow underserved individuals the ability to gain the skills, knowledge and networking needed to find living-wage jobs in the medical industry.