Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is moving its headquarters from New York to Houston 

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries moving its continental headquarters from New York to Houston is a big vote of confidence from a global corporation. "When a company like this puts a headquarters here that signals to other companies that are on the East Coast or the West Coast, 'Hey I ought to be thinking about moving my headquarters to Houston,'" said Bob Harvey, the president and CEO of The Greater Houston Partnership. It's big enough Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans May 03, 2016 Categories: Economy

Ambassador Henne Schuwer visits Houston 

We are thrilled to welcome our Ambassador Henne Schuwer and Remco Zeeuw, Minister of Economics, this Monday in Houston, Texas. A program with different activities and events are awaiting them. Their first visit will be a breakfast meeting with the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership and Texas A&M University. The topic of this meeting is: reducing hurricane-induced surge in the Houston/Galveston Region. During a luncheon with Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans April 29, 2016 Categories: Handelsmissie

Historic Houston Flooding - the day after 

For the second time in one year, the Houston metropolitan area was flooded because of heavy rainfall. 240 billion gallons of water fell across the region; some areas had received 10-15 inches of rain. The flood took eight lives, caused more than $5 billion in property damages in Harris County alone, shut down 100 roads, caused 120.000 power outages, closed all schools and city buildings and many office buildings. Some Houstonians just Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans April 21, 2016 Categories: Water

Watch This Storm Surge Protection Video 

A movie says more than 1000 words. Watch this movie and see what can happen if a storm enters the Golf Coast. And more important: what can be done to prevent it! Texas A&M University at Galveston have been privileged to work with Dutch institutions and other strong partners to better understand how to protect our region’s people, economy and environment from hurricane induced storm surge. Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans April 18, 2016 Categories: Water

Houston heeft slechts een fietsaandeel van 0,4%  

Al een aantal jaren wordt, daarbij gesteund en aangejaagd door de Nederlandse ambassade in Washington, in Amerikaanse steden zogenaamde ThinkBike workshops gehouden. Consultants van MOVE Mobility en Goudappel Coffeng maken deel uit van het groepje deskundigen die graag aan de slag gaat met Amerikaanse vertegenwoordigers, van zowel de private als de publieke sector, die voor de opgave staan om fietsvoorzieningen in Amerikaanse steden te Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans April 15, 2016 Categories: Mobility

Dutch envoy Henk Ovink unleashes flood of ideas 

Photo by Tami Andrew Rice School of Architecture hosts water management expert for talk, roundtable on Houston’s future Last week Henk Ovink told Rice School of Architecture (RSA) students that without collaboration in advance of disaster, chaos is inevitable. Ovink, the Netherlands’ special envoy for international water affairs, brought to Rice his vision of how the collaborative energy and imagination of architects, engineers, Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans April 13, 2016 Categories: Water

Join the OTC from 2-5 May in Houston 

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources. OTC gives you access to leading-edge technical information, the industry’s largest equipment exhibition, and valuable new professional contacts from around the world. Its large international participation provides excellent opportunities for global sharing of Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans April 07, 2016 Categories: Economy

BMW opens new vehicle distribution center at the Port of Galveston 

The BMW Group opened its new vehicle distribution center at the Port of Galveston on April 20, about a year after first breaking ground. The new 44,000-square-foot facility at 1028 Harborside Drive was developed to better serve the New Jersey-based company's 45 BMW and Mini dealers in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. The company expects to import and process approximately 32,500 vehicles annually at the new facility. The new Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans April 01, 2016 Categories: Economy

Dutch artists, creatives head for SXSW 2016 

More than 45 Dutch artists, creatives, and companies will participate in the music, film, and interactive programs of South by Southwest (SXSW) March 11-20. Innovation in art, technology, and music thrives in the Netherlands. Dutch creatives in the fields of virtual reality, gaming, music, film, design, and transmedia storytelling will take the stage in Austin, Texas, where SXSW presents the ideal platform for the Dutch to celebrate their Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans March 06, 2016 Categories: Austin

If a storm hits Houston...... 

protection is less costly than recovery
In 2008, Hurricane Ike slammed the Houston-Galveston region, making landfall on the Texas coast with maximum sustained winds of 112 miles per hour and storm surge of 12-15 feet. Even though the Houston-Galveston region avoided the predicted direct hit, Hurricane Ike killed 80 people and caused economic damages totaling over $39 billion. Imagine the consequences if Ike had made a direct hit. The clock continues to tick. Major hurricanes Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans March 04, 2016 Categories: Economy Water
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