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GOAL: Vibrant Neighborhood Commercial Districts

Sources: EDS/TIRZ/NST/CC Meeting

Strengthen, diversify, and expand neighborhood retail and amenities

  • ACTION STEPS: Identify tools and resources, including financial incentives such as opportunity zones, to grow area businesses, attract new small businesses, and encourage infill development that provides more variety and places for people to gather, focus efforts along Harrisburg, Canal, Wayside, 76TH, and Navigation

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Office of Business Opportunity | Role: Support, Implement

Community Connectors: International Economic Development Council, East End District, TIRZ #23 | Role: Support, Advocate


GOAL: Resilient Local Economy

Sources: EDS/NST/CC Meeting

Connect locally-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs to available resources

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop bilingual outreach materials and host neighborhood-based workshops to promote the programs and services available through the Office of Business Opportunity Solutions Center, including business development resources, legal counselling, minority and women-owned business certification workshops, and information on Hire Houston First policies

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach

City: Office of Business Opportunity | Role: Support, Organize, Outreach, Implement

Community Connectors: East End District, Cámara de Empresarios Latinos de Houston, Area Small Business Owners, Area Entrepreneurs | Role: Support


GOAL: Greater Financial Literacy

Sources: NST/CC Meeting

Develop an outreach campaign to connect residents to available financial literacy programs

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop an outreach campaign to inform and connect area residents to the programs provided at the Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) and LISC Financial Opportunity Center (FOC)

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach

City: Houston Financial Empowerment Center | Role: Support, Organize, Outreach, Implement

Community Connectors: LISC Financial Opportunity Center, SER Jobs, East End Communities Collaborative | Role: Support, Outreach, Implement


GOAL: Expanded Economic Opportunities and Jobs

Connect residents to local career and job training programs

  • ACTION STEPS: Connect residents to job and skills training programs, focus on growing job sectors, and host job fairs in the community

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach

City: Office of Business Opportunity, Turnaround Houston | Role: Support, Organize, Outreach, Implement

Community Connectors: East End District, SER Jobs, LISC Financial Opportunity Center, HCC Southeast, Community Family Centers, Workforce Solutions, TX/RX, AAMA | Role: Support, Outreach, Implement


Connect youth to internships and employment opportunities

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop partnerships to connect students to internships and other employment opportunities; Outreach to youth through the proposed Youth Programs Fair (see education)

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach

City: Mayor’s Office of Education Hire Houston Youth Program | Role: Support, Organize, Outreach, Implement

Community Connectors: SER Jobs, SER Jobs Youth Build Program, HCC Southeast | Role: Support


PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS BELOW


GOAL: Vibrant Neighborhood Commercial Districts

Sources: EDS/TIRZ/NST/CC Meeting

Strengthen, diversify, and expand neighborhood retail and amenities

  • ACTION STEPS: Identify tools and resources, including financial incentives such as opportunity zones, to grow area businesses, attract new small businesses, and encourage infill development that provides more variety and places for people to gather, focus efforts along Harrisburg, Canal, Wayside, 76TH, and Navigation

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Office of Business Opportunity | Role: Support, Implement

Community Connectors: International Economic Development Council, East End District, TIRZ #23 | Role: Support, Advocate


GOAL: Resilient Local Economy

Sources: EDS/NST/CC Meeting

Connect locally-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs to available resources

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop bilingual outreach materials and host neighborhood-based workshops to promote the programs and services available through the Office of Business Opportunity Solutions Center, including business development resources, legal counselling, minority and women-owned business certification workshops, and information on Hire Houston First policies

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach

City: Office of Business Opportunity | Role: Support, Organize, Outreach, Implement

Community Connectors: East End District, Cámara de Empresarios Latinos de Houston, Area Small Business Owners, Area Entrepreneurs | Role: Support


GOAL: Greater Financial Literacy

Sources: NST/CC Meeting

Develop an outreach campaign to connect residents to available financial literacy programs

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop an outreach campaign to inform and connect area residents to the programs provided at the Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) and LISC Financial Opportunity Center (FOC)

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach

City: Houston Financial Empowerment Center | Role: Support, Organize, Outreach, Implement

Community Connectors: LISC Financial Opportunity Center, SER Jobs, East End Communities Collaborative | Role: Support, Outreach, Implement


GOAL: Expanded Economic Opportunities and Jobs

Connect residents to local career and job training programs

  • ACTION STEPS: Connect residents to job and skills training programs, focus on growing job sectors, and host job fairs in the community

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach

City: Office of Business Opportunity, Turnaround Houston | Role: Support, Organize, Outreach, Implement

Community Connectors: East End District, SER Jobs, LISC Financial Opportunity Center, HCC Southeast, Community Family Centers, Workforce Solutions, TX/RX, AAMA | Role: Support, Outreach, Implement


Connect youth to internships and employment opportunities

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop partnerships to connect students to internships and other employment opportunities; Outreach to youth through the proposed Youth Programs Fair (see education)

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach

City: Mayor’s Office of Education Hire Houston Youth Program | Role: Support, Organize, Outreach, Implement

Community Connectors: SER Jobs, SER Jobs Youth Build Program, HCC Southeast | Role: Support


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    GOAL: Vibrant Neighborhood Commercial Districts

    • Strengthen, diversify, and expand neighborhood retail and amenities  


    GOAL: Resilient Local Economy 

    • Connect locally-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs to available resources 


    GOAL: Greater Financial Literacy 

    • Develop an outreach campaign to connect residents to available financial literacy programs 


    GOAL: Expanded Economic Opportunities and Jobs 

    • Connect residents to local career and job training programs 
    • Connect youth to internships and employment opportunities


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