The board of directors of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership has approved the organization’s 2012 - 2016 Strategic Plan, which will serve to guide BAHEP through the next five years. The document has captured the insights of well over 300 individuals, representing BAHEP’s constituencies and a wide variety of data sources, with added input through personal interviews and online surveys.
To address the opportunities and challenges in the coming years, BAHEP members and allies have agreed that five broad strategies are necessary. 1) BAHEP will continue to promote Bay Area Houston’s regional, coordinated approach to economic development. 2) BAHEP will continue to pursue economic development opportunities: to recruit, retain, expand and create businesses and jobs that are compatible with the core cluster industries, while also building new industry clusters. 3) BAHEP will continue to demonstrate exceptional regional leadership in advocating for the interests of the region and the members, including advocacy and other political support for regional economic interests, innovative partnerships, and collaborations. 4) BAHEP will continue to provide trusted services and data that members need and that are relevant. 5) BAHEP will continue to lead the region through anticipation, innovation, quality, integrity, and communication.
BAHEP’s 2012-2016 Strategic Plan presents a framework for regional economic development. BAHEP is member-driven, with members who are the key senior leaders in business, education, and local government across the region, which roughly extends from the Houston Ship Channel area to the Pearland regional area and from Houston’s Gulfgate area to Galveston.
Leadership is a quality that defines BAHEP and enables its members to create a strategic plan that is focused and far-reaching. The plan has collected the best thinking of the time to organize members and staff toward a longer-term perspective, providing a way to stay on-course toward a future that accounts for how resources will be allocated to reach certain goals and grounded in an analysis of trends, data, best practices, staff and constituent input, and a pragmatic assessment of the entire economic landscape.
BAHEP has evolved into the regional leader in economic development, recognized for its ability to address issues and promote business as well as being trusted to create alliances. The 2012-2016 Strategic Plan focuses on regional collaboration and regional actions that lead to prosperity and a high quality of life for the almost two million people who live and work in the area.
For an in-depth look at Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership's 2012 - 2016 Strategic Plan, please click here.