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CenterPoint Energy Crew of 72 Flies to Puerto Rico to Support Power Restoration Efforts

GREATER HOUSTON AREA (Covering Fort Bend News) – As part of a nationwide, coordinated power restoration plan involving several investor-owned electric utilities, CenterPoint Energy is sending more than 70 linemen and support personnel to accelerate the ongoing power restoration efforts in Puerto Rico. CenterPoint Energy’s team will join the more than 1,500 additional restoration crew […]

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SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Close

FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Fort Bend News) – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA will close its Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the Simonton Community Church at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20. “SBA opened the center to provide personalized assistance to Texas businesses […]

Target Opens Its First Redesigned Store in Richmond

RICHMOND, Texas (Covering Fort Bend News) – Target will spend billions of dollars over the next three years redesigning its stores nationwide, and the first redesigned store has opened in Richmond along the Grand Parkway in the Market Center at Aliana. The new design of Target’s next-generation store features two entrances, each with a specific guest need in […]

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Missouri City Welcomes Best Buy Warehouse

MISSOURI CITY (Covering Fort Bend News) -Retailer Best Buy will build a 550,000-square-foot delivery distribution center near Highway 90 in Missouri City on the southwest side of Houston. Best Buy plans to open the distribution center prior to the 2018 holiday shopping season. The facility will distribute large items — including products ranging from major […]

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Amazon Hiring 120,000 for Holiday Season, Positions Open in Houston

GREATER HOUSTON AREA (Covering Fort Bend News) – Amazon has announced that the company is hiring 120,000 seasonal workers this holiday season, and that many of those jobs could become permanent positions. There are several positions open in the Houston area. “We prepare year-round for the holidays and we’re excited to hire for over 120,000 […]

Holiday Hiring Helps Lead Job Growth in October

GREATER HOUSTON AREA (Covering Fort Bend) – Retailers may be expecting a robust holiday season if October’s strong employment numbers are a guide, according to economists at Workforce Solutions of the Gulf Coast. “The retail subsector added 4,000 jobs last month, which is its best October on record,” says Workforce Solutions senior economist Parker Harvey. […]

HOUSTON PRESS: Behind Closed Doors ‘Pay for Play’ of the Fort Bend County Economic Development Council

This Focus On the Fort Bend EDC exposes how all Economic Development Councils are legally allowed to operate partly in the shadows, even while accepting money from taxpayer funded organizations like Katy ISD, Fort Bend County and Harris County. FORT BEND COUNTY (The Houston Press) – At just after 7 a.m. on a mid-September day, […]