Houston business group targets local improvements

Many local business groups consider a variety of strategies to attract more companies to a particular area. When you purchase one of the homes for sale in Houston, you might be able to work with other community members to help develop plans to enhance the city's economy.

In fact, the Greater Oak White Merchants Association (GOWMA) held its first meeting on July 5, 2012, as part of an effort to attract new businesses to the area. The Houston Chronicle notes that the organization plans to encourage businesses to set up operations on White Oak Drive in the Heights.

"We're trying to pool our resources, to bring shoppers into our area and build appreciation for the safety and security of the Heights," local business owner John McKay told the news outlet.

New companies could have a significant impact on the local economy. These businesses might create job opportunities for residents, which may help lower the city's unemployment rate of 7.5 percent. Additionally, companies could use services provided by local construction firms and contractors to complete modifications to their locations.

GOWMA has taken the steps to encourage business growth, and you might be able to see this expansion take place if you purchase one of the homes available in this metro.