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April 1-3, 2025
Hilton University of Houston
Houston, TX

Chad Carson

Chad Carson

Vice President, Economic Development
Economic Alliance Houston Port Region


Chad Carson returned to the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region as Vice President of Economic Development in mid-2021. His experience includes over 14-years of impactful economic development employment with the Greater Houston Partnership, Economic Alliance Houston Port Region and CenterPoint Energy. Chad brings a project success record that highlights the capture of 80,000 direct/indirect jobs and $3 billion of capital investment in the Houston region.

Chad’s specific responsibilities are to identify and support companies that want to locate or expand, build a project pipeline and strengthen the Economic Alliance’s prospect, member and ally relationships. The economic engine that is the Houston Port region is not only unique to this region but also the state and national economies. The ship channel is his priority based on the economic impact and the unique needs that come along with sustaining investment activity.

He is a graduate of the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture & Planning and has resided in Houston for over 14 years. To this day he remains a tortured and lifelong Buffalo Bills fan!