Business & Economic Development
DISASTER RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
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 Employers
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 focused on steps to help 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 remote work and/or deliver your services online
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.