ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


Restaurants:
Stripes Opening Ceremony

Stripes Opening Ceremony

  • Olive Garden
  • Ichiban
  • Raising Cane’s
  • Cheddars
  • Sycamore Grounds
  • Which Wich

Stores:

  • Kirkland’s
  • Ulta
  • Guitar Center
  • Stripes
  • Aldi Food Store
  • HEB expansion
  • Academy’s relocation/construction of new superstore
  • Kohl’s ($1.4 million remodel in 2010)

Medical:

    Kelsey Ground Breaking

    Kelsey Ground Breaking

  • Pristine Hospital ($7 million project, now headquartered in Pasadena; 150 new jobs with another 150 coming)
  • Kelsey Seybold clinic (new facility more than double size of previous; added new specialties)
  • MedCare Pediatric Group
  • The Medical Resort at Bay Area ($11 million facility, approximately 200 new jobs to our area)
  • Apollo Health & Rehabilitation

Companies:

  • Nestle Waters
  • Silver Eagle Distributors
  • Tradestar
  • Lummus Technology
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron
  • Pinnacle AIS (doubled facility size; 50% more employees)
  • Water and Power Technologies ($22 million investment; 25 new jobs)

Industry:

  • NA Industries ($100 million facility; 500 new jobs during construction; 80 new fulltime positions now)
  • Oxiteno Chemicals
  • Portagas

 Port:

  • Princess Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Line committed to sailing from Bayport Cruise Terminal; nearly 100 new jobs

Other new facilities/companies:

  • New SNAP clinic
  • Community Bank of Texas
  • The International Longshoreman’s Association
  • The Houston Area Safety Council
  • Palms at Strawberry Apartments
  • CCI-B
  • Hampshire Court Apartments (senior/retirement community; more than $13.2 million)