We're 50 (percent) energy today but that's not just oil and gas ... It is solar, it's wind, it's biofuels, it's transmission lines. We're a headquarters city — we've never been a big producing area. So we have to make sure that we maintain the ability to be the headquarters, the brain trust.
This has always been a business town ... Houston has always been a dynamic and energetic city — trying to make the impossible happen…. Our past and our future is about creating things that don’t exist.
I would characterize the budget as reasonable and realistic ... The City is in a good place financially, but there are still concerns and challenges.More quotes »
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Mayor Parker shows off Houston to Wall Street Journal
industry. Olivia Pulsinelli is the web producer for the Houston Business Journal's award-winning website. Houston Mayor Annise Parker recently got the chance to show The Wall Street Journal why the Petro Metro has been named the coolest place to live in the 9:10 AM from Houston Business Journal Read more »
Annise Parker: The Modern American Boomtown
white city down in Texas." That's how Houston Mayor Annise Parker sums up the caricature of her town, and she wants everyone to know it's bunkum. Houston is "a really cool city," she says. "Open and entrepreneurial and welcoming." It's also booming. The mayor from Wall Street Journal Read more »
Houston mayor tells Atlanta LINK her city makes the impossible happen
Saporta is a contributing writer. HOUSTON – As mayor of the fourth largest city in the United States, Annise Parker said she is judged by what she brings to the table rather than by who she is. Parker, now in her second term, is nationally recognized for being from Atlanta Business Chronicle Read more »
Mayor Parker unveils Houston's 2014 budget
it a plan focused on Houston’s future, Mayor Annise Parker said Tuesday her 2014 budget proposal gets the City back on track after tough budget cuts two years in a row. From putting more police and firefighters on the streets, to more funding for the City’s from Click2Houston.com Read more »
Campaign aims to end chronic homelessness
Annise Parker took part in Houston Registry Week, a week-long campaign aimed at getting 2,500 of the city's chronic homeless off the streets by 2016. Parker spoke with those living on the streets in downtown Houston on Tuesday morning. "It's fine for us to from Click2Houston.com Read more »