Business & Economic Development



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.


Business Retention Stabilization Initiative (BRSI)

Houston Southeast partners with Grocers Supply and other local businesses to provide job fairs for the community.

Your District at Work

Houston Southeast host workshops to provide procurement and other opportunities to business owners within the District.


Economic Development Partnerships

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.