Category Archives: Economic Development

Plan & Build your Business with the SBA & US Census Bureau- June 25

Webinar: Plan & Build your Business with the SBA & US Census Bureau June 25, 2018 Census Business Builder Join the US Small Business Administration Houston District office and the US Census Bureau for a FREE WEBINAR to learn about the many tools and resources that are available to potential and existing small business owners. Join Guest Speaker: Valerie Maher, SBA Lead Economic Development Specialist, Houston, as she presents valuable information on how Small Businesses can benefit from US Small Business Administration programs and services. The US Census Bureau provides...
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Locke Solutions Receives Special Recognition by Five Corners Management District

Locke Solutions’ core values of integrity, service, quality, and employee development make them a valuable addition to the Five Corners Management District. “Simply stated, we do the right thing. This does not necessarily make all decisions easy but it clarifies what the correct decision is,” said Asher Kazmann, President. It is that dedication to “doing the right thing” that resulted in Locke Solutions receiving a Business Recognition Award for supporting the Management District’s efforts to make and keep the community safer, cleaner and greener. Mr. Kazmann has been in the precast concrete business...
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2018 Business Institute – application is now open!

2018 Business Institute

Hispanic-owned small businesses represent more than 42% of the small businesses owned in the Houston region. The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Business Institute is an innovative small business development program that helps connect entrepreneurs and small businesses to the resources they need to take their businesses to the next level of success and growth. The Business Institute provides participants training in:
  • Leadership
  • Sales Strategies
  • Personal Branding
  • Sustainable Business Practices
Application Requirements:
  • Established Business
  • Annual sales < $2 million
  • 51% company ownership
Application DEADLINE: Friday, August...
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SBA Houston to kick-off National Small Business Week 2018

Highlighting the Impact of Houston’s Outstanding Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, and Others

HOUSTON – The Houston District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is set to kick-off National Small Business Week, April 29 - May 5, 2018! Join SBA- Houston in celebration, as we recognize outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners from all over the 32 counties that the SBA- Houston District Office serves. Participate in a myriad of events, programs, and initiatives, designed by the SBA and its resource partners, to help grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase Houston’s local, national, and global...
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New Year, New Neighbors in Five Corners

Locke Solutions, a local concrete manufacturer that broke ground in 2013, has already outgrown its first Houston office. The homegrown concrete company spent the winter holidays packing up their original office and moving into their new facility in Five Corners in preparation for another year of growth. “Five Corners has shown a commitment to investing in and upgrading the area with proactive programs addressing graffiti abatement and improving road conditions,” said Locke Solutions president Asher Kazmann. “We feel as if this area will continue to increase in value and benefits as we grow our company. Our former operation was not far...
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Happy Holidays.

Property owners have until January 31st (postmark deadline) to mail in your annual assessment payment in order to avoid penalty and interest, which accrue on February 1.

Payments should be made payable to the District and mailed to: Equi-Tax Inc. c/o Kenneth R. Byrd Tax Assessor/Collector P. O. Box 73109 Houston, TX 77273


17111 Rolling Creek Drive, Suite 200 Houston, TX 77090

Questions, please call Customer Service: 281.444.3946 Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Directions: From I-45 and FM 1960, travel West about 2 miles to the stop light at Rolling Creek Drive, turn North for one block and we are located just past the fire station.

For information regarding ownership, address or appraised value, please call the Harris County Appraisal District.