Harvey’s destruction brings Billions of dollars into Houston

By The Houston Black Pages Admin
   Thursday, September 21, 2017
Hurricane Harvey brings opporutnities for state and city business contracts 
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I know we’re still suffering from Harvey, but it’s important to stay on top of state and city because billions of dollars will be made by businesses, and there is no reason that black businesses can’t benefit.

Businesses have already won millions of dollars in state contracts after Harvey.  According to CNN Money, about 615 million dollars of government contracts have already been awarded to businesses across Texas and Florida since the mass destruction caused by Harvey and Irma .

As the governmentcontinues to assess damages, more companies can expect to get awarded contracts for office supplies, dumpsters, portable toilets and other essentials needed to help clean up and rebuild homes and infrastructure.

CNN Money states that in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, such contractors won $20.4 billion in government money to repair the devastation across the states of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. Hurricane Sandy, which pounded New York and New Jersey, resulted in $2.9 billion in government awarded business, according to government data.

Early estimates of the destruction brought on by both Harvey and Irma could potentially exceed the damage caused by Katrina, one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history, according to economists.

Moody's Analytics projects the two hurricanes will cost anywhere between$150 billion to $200 billion. By comparison, Katrina, which battered the Gulf Coast in 2005, resulted in $160 billion in damages in today's dollars, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

So far,Congress has appropriated $7.9 billion in emergency financing after the two latest hurricanes -- and that amount is expected to grow.

Your business could potentially benefit from the money flowing into Houston.  Here is a list of city and state contracts.

1. City Of Houston

For more details, visit http://purchasing.houstontx.gov/guide.html

2. Houston First

For more details, visit  http://www.houstonfirst.com/do-business/

3. Harris County

For more details, visit www.houstontx.gov/obo/current_contracting_opportunities.html

4. State of Texas

For more details, visit comptroller.texas.gov/purchasing/

5. Federal Government

For more details, visit www.sba.gov/contracting/getting-started-contractor/register-government-contracting

6. TX Dot

For more details, visit www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/forms-publications/doing-business.html

7. Metro

For more details, visit http://www.ridemetro.org/Pages/SB-HowToDoBusinessWithMETRO.aspx

8. University of Houston

For more details, visit www.uh.edu/administration-finance/hub/bidopportunity/

9. Houston Community College

For more details, visit www.hccs.edu/district/departments/procurement/

10. Texas Southern University

For more details, visit www.tsu.edu/about/administration/finance/procurement-services/purchasing-how-to-do-business-with-tsu.php

11. Houston Housing Authority

For more details, visit www.housingforhouston.com/doing-business-with-hha.aspx

12. NASA

For more details, visit osbp.nasa.gov/business.html

13. Houston Independent School District

For more details, visit www.houstonisd.org/ProcurementServices

14. Texas PACE Authority

For more details, visit ghbcc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Doing-Business-with-Texas-PACE-Authority-July-2017.pdf

15. United Airlines

For more details, visit ghbcc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Doing-Business-with-United-Airlines-June-15-2017.pdf


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