Houston First was one of the sponsors for the Greater Houston Partnership’s 2017 State of the State event April 18 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. Gov. Greg Abbott addressed a sold-out audience at the downtown hotel.
The governor noted that in 2016 Houston experienced unprecedented growth, gaining more than 125,000 new residents, the second most of any metro area in the United States. The Houston metro area is also expected to add nearly 30,000 new jobs in 2017, and the Port of Houston remains the No. 1 exporting port in the country.
Gov. Abbott is shown above with Port of Houston chair Janiece Longoria.