Business

What is a Management District?

Management districts are special bodies created by the Texas legislature. These districts are empowered to promote, develop, encourage and maintain employment, commerce, transportation, housing, tourism, recreation, arts, entertainment, economic development, safety and the public welfare.  Management districts are given the power to finance their operations by issuing bonds or other obligations, payable in whole or…

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Grow a Delicious Summer Garden—Yes, Even in Houston!

We’re excited to welcome back Janice Brown, founder of Hobby-area business Girl on the Grow and local expert of all things gardening, as a community contributor. After many years as an educator, Janice shifted her focus to sharing the joy of gardening with children, adults and corporate companies. Learn more about Girl on the Grow…

Everything You Need to Know About the Bellfort Station Project

We sat down with the Hobby Area District’s Director of Economic & Community Development, Regina Lindsey, to learn the details about plans underway for Bellfort Station. Promising to bring improved mobility, a more defined retail corridor and more consumer through-traffic to the District, Bellfort Station is highly anticipated by community members and stakeholders.   What…

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Hobby Area District to Provide CPTED Audits Free of Charge

As part of its community service plan, the Hobby Area District is providing free CPTED audits to local multi-family property owners to assist with pursuing Blue Star Certification—a safety designation for apartment complexes. CPTED stands for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and it discourages unlawful activity by simply making it less convenient for potential perpetrators…

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Comcast Brings Fiber to the Hobby Area: What It Means For Local Businesses

These days, fiber isn’t just part of your balanced breakfast—it’s the next iteration of the internet, with speeds that blow traditional internet connections out of the water and provide significant advantages to developing a competitive business community. Comcast Enterprise Account Executive Bryant Henderson works with commercial business owners in the Hobby area and recently spoke…

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State of the District 2019

Don’t miss our fifth annual State of the District Luncheon. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, February 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hobby Airport Doubletree Hotel. Business owners and community members are invited to join us for an afternoon celebrating and supporting the Hobby Area District. Our annual luncheon will review the…

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Top 5 Things We’re Looking Forward to in 2019

The year ahead promises to be exciting and full of growth for the Hobby area. In addition to ongoing projects like neighborhood beautification, graffiti abatement, transportation development and public safety initiatives, here are the top five things to look forward to in 2019: Our State of the District luncheon on February 14 will feature Mayor…

Happy Thanksgiving from the Hobby Area District

A Message from Executive Director Jerry Lowry With recent transportation, beautification and business development projects, the Hobby Area District has been hard at work making our community a better place to live, work, visit and invest. Aside from the satisfaction we take in improving the Hobby area for residents and business owners, it has been…

Five Steps For Small Business Success

Someone once said that starting a business is a lot like jumping out of an airplane and assembling the parachute on the way down. But your success doesn’t have to be uncertain. There is power in networking, people who can help you along the way, and resources you can tap into to grow your business….