Educate. Connect. Grow.
OBO Mission Statement
The Office of Business Opportunity is committed to creating a competitive and diverse business environment in the City of Houston by promoting the growth and success of local small businesses, with special emphasis on historically underutilized groups by ensuring their meaningful participation in the government procurement process.
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April 26, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker announced the launch of a new citywide online jobs platform to help Houstonians find work during her State of the City address. “Tweet My Jobs, Houston” uses innovative technology to combine the popularity of social media and the convenience of a smart phone application. The free service already has more than 150,000 Houston job postings from entry level to senior level corporate positions.
"Liftoff Houston!" Business Plan Competition
Liftoff Houston! is the City of Houston’s first business plan competition. The competition is a collaborative effort between Capital One Bank, Houston Public Library (HPL) and the Office of Business Opportunity (OBO), and is designed to engage and empower Houstonians seeking to start a business using the robust resources available through HPL and OBO.
The Office of Business Opportunity is dedicated to providing capacity and skills building opportunities for small business owners and potential entrepreneurs. Schedule to attend and take advantage of the many events and programs that we provide throughout the year to help you grow your business.
About the Director
Carlecia D. Wright, is the Director for the Office of Business Opportunity. In April 2011, Ms. Wright was appointed by Mayor Parker to ensure that the City’s small, minority, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises have meaningful participation in the city’s procurement process ...
Office of Business Opportunity
Carlecia D. Wright, Director
611 Walker, 7th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
OBO Speaker Request Form
This form has been designed to help coordinate the participation of the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity at community events. Please submit an application to OBO at least 4 weeks prior to the anticipated date of the event/meeting. We will respond to you within 48 hours (or 2 business days)
of the initial request.
OBO CONTACT PERSON:
611 Walker St., 7th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002