DEC Outreach Event With Congressman Pete Olson (Representing the 22nd District of Texas)
The Houston DEC had a great outreach event on August 20, 2013, featuring Congressman Pete Olson as our speaker. The Congressman spoke on the importance of exports and trade for the Houston region. With $110 billion in exports, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area became the largest export market in the U.S. in 2012 (http://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/metroreports/Houston.pdf). Texas was once again the top exporting state in 2012, making it the 11th year in a row.
Houston DEC Executive Committee Members pictured with the Congressman below: (from left to right) Bill Prout - First Vice Chair, Congressman Pete Olson, Jamie Joiner - Chair, and Bobby Butler - Second Vice Chair