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Special Announcement from University of Houston Bauer College, Greater Houston Partnership Planned for Sept. 20

HOUSTON, TX – For a city built by entrepreneurs, it’s critical for Houston to have a leading academic program that arms innovators with the business acumen to build the Bayou City’s economy. The Greater Houston Partnership will celebrate the nationally ranked entrepreneurship program at the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business on Sept. 20 as the college makes a special announcement about the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship.

Since 2007, the Wolff Center has been included in the top two of The Princeton Review’s list of leading undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the U.S. for Entrepreneur magazine, ranking No. 1 in 2010. The Wolff Center’s consistent national recognition has a significant impact not only on the University of Houston and Bauer College but also on the City of Houston and the local business community.

At a time when jobs are a paramount concern nationwide, the city built and bolstered by visionary entrepreneurs — including wildcatter Roy Cullen, UH business school namesake Charles T. “Ted” Bauer and real estate developer George P. Mitchell — continues to grow as UH Bauer entrepreneurship students and graduates root their businesses in Houston.

Numerous national lists of the best cities for job creation and growth released over the past year solidify Houston’s place in the United States as an economic leader, and the inclusion of UH Bauer over the past five years as one of the nation’s best places to educate entrepreneurs stands to cement Houston as the entrepreneurship capital of the country.

Leaders from the Greater Houston Partnership and the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business will come together on Sept. 20 at GHP’s offices to announce and celebrate the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship’s recognition by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

WHO:Greater Houston Partnership President and CEO Jeff Moseley, UH Bauer Dean Latha Ramchand, and students, alumni and business owners from the Wolff Center

WHAT: A celebration of the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business being recognized nationally by The Princeton Reviewand Entrepreneur magazineNationally Ranked Entrepreneurship Program#1 for entrepreneurs.

Houston has the highest level of entrepreneurial activity out of the 15 largest U.S. cities (Kauffman Foundation).#1 city for college graduates (BusinessWeek)One of the strongest job markets (BusinessWeek)One of the best cities for jobs (U.S. News & World Report and Forbes)One of the best cities for young professionals and the best city to earn a living (Forbes)

WHY:Hear how entrepreneurship at the university level and from the city’s top leaders is elevating Houston’s economic and business fortunes

WHEN:Announcement at 11 a.m. (GHP Boardroom)

WHERE:Greater Houston Partnership, Two Allen Center; 1200 Smith St., #700; Houston, TX 77002

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The C. T. Bauer College of Business has been in operation for more than 60 years at the University of Houston main campus. Through its five academic departments, the college offers a full-range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in business. The Bauer College is fully accredited by the AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

In August 2000, Houston business leader and philanthropist Charles T. (Ted) Bauer endowed the College of Business with a $40 million gift. In recognition of his generosity, the college was renamed the C. T. Bauer College of Business. The Greater Houston Partnership is the primary advocate of Houston’s business community and is dedicated to building regional economic prosperity.

It represents 10 counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Waller. With more than 2,100 Member organizations, GHP represents approximately one-fifth of the region’s work force. Visit GHP at houston.org.

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