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May News Digest
While in Houston Lord Provost Crockett met with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner at City Hall and presented him with a Kelly’s Cat statue which is based on the leopard featured in Aberdeen’s coat of arms. As well as attending the 50th Offshore Technology Conference the Lord Provost also attended meetings of the World Energy Cities Partnership, of which he is Vice President.
Hurricane Harvey caused $125 billion worth of damage, according to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Most of the damage was in the Houston area where 72,000 homes were destroyed or damaged and many families are still in temporary accommodation. In a move to mitigate future flooding the City Council have decreed that new buildings within Houston’s flood plain will have to built 2ft. above the 500-
The Greater Houston Partnership’s four minute video tour of the city can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/267520931
For the 14th year running Texas has been ranked No 1 state in the U.S. for business in a survey conducted by Chief Executive magazine. Texas was voted ahead of Florida for business friendly environment, high quality workforce and attractive living opportunities. The views of 300 chief executives were canvassed.