Business & Economic Development

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America’s Small Business Development Center Network: COVID-19 Small Business Resources

SBA Disaster Assistance: SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC): COVID-19 Resources for Employers, Jobseekers and Child Care

US Chamber of Commerce: Combating the Coronavirus, Coronavirus Response Toolkit & Resources to Help Your Small Business Survive the Coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO): Features tips, advice, reports, research and more

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers & Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist

IRS – Special section tax relief for taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus

Tech Against Coronavirus – Software Solution (i.e. Slack, Toggl, Zoom, Google Handouts)

Facebook for Business – Small Business Grants Program

State of Texas – Information for Businesses, Events, and Venues

Greater Houston Partnership – Houston coronavirus resources

Tools to help you work remotely and/or deliver your services online

Houston Arts Alliance – Resources to help artists and non-profits; additional resources specifically for artists

The U.S. Travel Association – Comprehensive tool kit

Houston First – Resources and support for Houston’s hospitality industry

OST/South Union Retail Assessment Study and Action Plan – January 2020

The Greater Southeast Management District (Houston Southeast) in partnership with Neighborhood Recovery CDC, worked with Larisa Ortiz of Streetsense to facilitate a Retail Assessment Study and develop an Action Plan.

The study was spurred by the impending closing of the neighborhood anchored H-E-B in the Renaissance Center at the intersection of Scott St. and Old Spanish Trail.

The two agencies thought it necessary to do the work to develop an actionable data driven plan to bridge the gaps for access to food, workforce and economic shifts that would exist in the OST/South Union neighborhood after the completion of the new H-E-B MacGregor Market.

The OST/South Union neighborhood is a prime location for retail, re-development, business attraction, retention, public realm improvements and partnerships with anchor institutions. We are committed to doing the work with our partners, stakeholders and community to activate the suite of market-viable strategies identified the action plan to attract customers, support residents and existing businesses to thrive in place.

For a snapshot of the Old Spanish Trail/South Union Strategic Action Plan, Click Here.


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.


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.