Capitalizing on local communication resources
200+ Houston Languages
- Houston Language Bank Team,
Cost-efficient universal communication of essential public information fuels economic development. It strengthens economic development among new immigrant language groups, broadly contributing to the region's tax base.
21st Century communication efficiencies reduce information delivery costs, as well as staff time for public sector entities. Smarter planning for public sector communication budgets will realize long term cost efficiencies, now and in the out years.
Among all US Cities, Houston is most uniquely and competitively positioned to reap exceptional benefits from the economic energy of its immigrant entrepreneurs and consumers. Information empowers economic activity. Universal access to vital public information for all Southeast Texans is the region's organic edge to drive even higher economic performance in the global marketplace.
"Access to nearly $1 Billion in federal funding over the next 10 years" for Houston.
- Margaret Wallace Brown, COH Dept. of Planning & Development
- "Houston Counts" Report 2011