“Continued rail investment is key to continuing Houston’s prominent role in exporting American products to global markets. Freight rail infrastructure helps make it possible for the Port of Houston to serve as a job creating engine that contributes to over 1 million jobs throughout Texas.”

Bob Mitchell, President of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership since 2008, has extensive experience in economic development and manufacturing management. As BAHEP president, Mitchell has taken a leadership role in numerous initiatives affecting Bay Area Houston that have garnered national attention.

Mitchell serves on numerous boards including the Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, UTMB Health System Advisory Board, Board of Visitors at Texas A&M University at Galveston, Manned Spaceflight Education Foundation, Inc., HCA Gulf Coast Regional Advisory Board, Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Board of Advisors, and Gulf Coast Limestone, Inc. In recognition of his work and partnerships on behalf of NASA Johnson Space Center, its many contractor companies and the Houston Airport System, Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Mitchell to the Texas Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee.

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