The Good Life

The top 4 reasons why businesses are rewarding employees by choosing Pearland

Don't forget about quality of life when choosing where to put your headquarters. Photo courtesy of PEDC

Employees consistently say that quality of life is an important factor when choosing which corporations to align themselves with, and more and more companies are discovering the appeal of Pearland, in Lower Kirby.

Global facilities such as Lonza have chosen the area based on its many attractive factors, adding another incentive when recruiting.

Here's a look at what Pearland has to offer:

Education
The school districts serving the Pearland area, such as Pearland ISD and Alvin ISD, are all highly rated, plus it's home to the University of Houston – Clear Lake Pearland campus.

Eight bachelor's degree programs are offered, along with six programs to obtain a graduate or professional degree.

Recreation
Got a little slugger or aspiring quarterback in the family? Pearland boasts both a champion Little League World Series team and state champions in high school football.

Organized sports aside, families will soon be able to enjoy the 21-mile Clear Creek Trail, which is currently in development and will span the entire length of the Pearland community when finished.

Developments in recent years have added a variety of retail and restaurant options, with the largest being the Pearland Town Center.

Housing
Texas in general is experiencing a housing surge, but Pearland is especially booming. More than 10,000 single-family homes have been constructed over the past 10 years, with no signs of the growth slowing.

Plus, employees moving from dense urban areas are delighted to discover the Lone Star State's wide-open spaces.

Healthcare
Pearland is a community that values healthcare — the 77584 ZIP code is home to more Texas Medical Center employees than any other in the region.

In fact, more than 13 percent of Pearland residents work in healthcare. They have many opportunities from which to choose, as many entities have opened new campuses in the past several years, including Memorial Hermann, HCA Healthcare, and Kelsey-Seybold.

Explore more about Pearland and what makes it great for businesses here.

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Building Houston

 
 

Business and government leaders in the Houston area hope the region can become a hub for CCS activity. Photo via Getty Images

Three big businesses — Air Liquide, BASF, and Shell — have added their firepower to the effort to promote large-scale carbon capture and storage for the Houston area’s industrial ecosystem.

These companies join 11 others that in 2021 threw their support behind the initiative. Participants are evaluating how to use safe carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology at Houston-area facilities that provide energy, power generation, and advanced manufacturing for plastics, motor fuels, and packaging.

Other companies backing the CCS project are Calpine, Chevron, Dow, ExxonMobil, INEOS, Linde, LyondellBasell, Marathon Petroleum, NRG Energy, Phillips 66, and Valero.

Business and government leaders in the Houston area hope the region can become a hub for CCS activity.

“Large-scale carbon capture and storage in the Houston region will be a cornerstone for the world’s energy transition, and these companies’ efforts are crucial toward advancing CCS development to achieve broad scale commercial impact,” Charles McConnell, director of University of Houston’s Center for Carbon Management in Energy, says in a news release.

McConnell and others say CCS could help Houston and the rest of the U.S. net-zero goals while generating new jobs and protecting current jobs.

CCS involves capturing carbon dioxide from industrial activities that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere and then injecting it into deep underground geologic formations for secure and permanent storage. Carbon dioxide from industrial users in the Houston area could be stored in nearby onshore and offshore storage sites.

An analysis of U.S Department of Energy estimates shows the storage capacity along the Gulf Coast is large enough to store about 500 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to more than 130 years’ worth of industrial and power generation emissions in the United States, based on 2018 data.

“Carbon capture and storage is not a single technology, but rather a series of technologies and scientific breakthroughs that work in concert to achieve a profound outcome, one that will play a significant role in the future of energy and our planet,” says Gretchen Watkins, U.S. president of Shell. “In that spirit, it’s fitting this consortium combines CCS blueprints and ambitions to crystalize Houston’s reputation as the energy capital of the world while contributing to local and U.S. plans to help achieve net-zero emissions.”

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