Port Houston Transforming the Community

Port Houston Commercial Team volunteering at Houston Food Bank 2023

The Houston Ship Channel is a significant global waterway, holding immense economic importance. At Port Houston, we understand that our role extends beyond just being a crucial international route for trade and strategic leader for the ship channel. We consider ourselves an integral part of the local community, and our focus is on enhancing the quality of life for our neighbors in various ways.

As owners and operators of the eight public terminals along the channel, Port Houston plays a key role in supporting nearly 980,000 jobs within Texas. Moreover, when factoring in the collective influence of more than 200 public and private companies operating along the Houston Ship Channel, this remarkable figure surges to 1.54 million jobs, magnifying its effect on the state’s workforce. Now, with the expansion of the Houston Ship Channel, we aim to bring even more employment opportunities to our region.

Our commitment to the community goes beyond providing jobs. Throughout 2023, the Port Houston team actively engaged in a myriad of initiatives aimed at enriching and beautifying our neighboring areas. From waterfront clean-ups, preparing meals for families, to renovating housing in the Greater East End, we remain fully committed to creating a positive transformation in our local communities.

Additionally, we place a strong emphasis on environmental stewardship and have taken proactive measures to support the environment. For instance, we’re making a generous contribution of $300,000 towards the creation of a new pocket park in Channelview, in collaboration with the East Harris County Greenspace Program. These efforts are aimed at fostering a healthier community, promoting overall wellness in the region.

Furthermore, through our highly successful Community Grants Program, we are contributing even more funds to support meaningful projects that align with our outreach priorities. Now in its fourth year, this program has already provided $875,000 to organizations doing exemplary work in Greater Houston communities, and this year, we are committing $395,000 for the grant cycle. Through our unwavering support for these thriving community initiatives, we are nurturing enduring partnerships that yield sustained and positive transformations within the community.

Port Houston 2023 Community Grants Recipients

To learn more about our community initiatives, visit https://porthouston.com/community/outreach/overview/.

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