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Pasadena, Texas is a Fun Place to Live!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Pasadena is a fun place to live and work. With a beautiful climate year-round, it is possible to enjoy our many recreational assets such as the Strawberry Water Park where families can zip down waterslides, play volleyball in the pool and relax while going down the lazy river. Those who want more adventure can head outdoors and enjoy Pasadena's Armand Bayou Nature Center. Established in the early 1970s, this pristine 2,500-acre natural environment is the second largest urban wildlife preserve in the entire United States. It is an outdoor and nature lovers paradise while being minutes from the city. Clear...
Pasadena, Texas Demographics

Monday, January 14, 2019

Pasadena Texas is one of the fastest growing communities in the country. We are home to highly skilled and dedicated workers, growing families and retirees. Home to over 153,000 people, our community is rapidly growing with the majority of our residents being of working age. The average household income in our community is $51,419 - well above the national average. With the low cost of living available in Pasadena, this means that the average family has plenty of disposable income to enjoy entertainment and recreational activities within our community. For additional demographic information, access the resources we have provided online. Our website...
Pasadena EDC Welcomes Your Participation

Friday, January 04, 2019

We welcome your involvement in the Pasadena EDC. We are moving forward together with the help of stakeholders, community members, businesses and elected officials. Working together, we are helping to grow Pasadena for the betterment of everyone in our community. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the EDC, our mission and our meetings can visit our website to view meeting agendas and minutes. It is possible to download them directly from our site and to build a report that can be viewed later. Anyone who wants additional information is free to contact us by clicking here.
Pasadena EDC Has a New Website

Monday, December 31, 2018

The Pasadena EDC has recently launched a new website with the assistance of Golden Shovel Agency. Our website is now a go-to source of information for all things related to Pasadena, Texas. Here, businesses, investors, developers and families can learn what it is like to own a business, work and live in our great community. Anyone considering relocating to the area will find information on available properties, demographics, community profiles, available resources and real estate, our workforce and community activities. With so much to explore, now is an excellent time to visit our new website and share it with friends and...
Richey Street project set to begin in Pasadena

Monday, November 05, 2018

Work is set to begin on a project to improve Richey Street on Pasadena’s north side between Texas 225 and Southmore Avenue. Funded through $6 million contributions by both the city and Harris County Precinct 2, the project aims to improve drainage to protect nearby homes from flooding and to ease traffic at a main entry point into Pasadena. Click here to view the complete article.
Pasadena Chambers Partners With EDC On Impact Pasadena Program

Monday, October 29, 2018

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and the Pasadena Economic Development Corporation is looking to groom the next generation of business leaders with a new program, but you don't have long to sign up. Tuesday is the last day to sign up for Impact Pasadena program which launches in January 2019. The program is designed to enhance critical leadership, interpersonal skills while providing the tools that demonstrate the needed collaboration between government and business leaders to create successful economic development opportunities for Pasadena's future. Click here to view the complete article.
United States: Bayport Polymers to Double Polyethylene Capacity

Friday, September 28, 2018

Bayport Polymers, LLC (“Bayport Polymers”) – a 50/50 joint venture owned by Total S.A. (“Total”) and Novealis Holdings LLC, itself a joint venture of Borealis AG (“Borealis”) and NOVA Chemicals Inc. (“NOVA Chemicals”) – announces the final investment decision to build a 625,000-ton-per-year polyethylene unit at its production site in Bayport, Texas.  The new unit will use Borstar® technology and more than double the site’s polyethylene capacity to 1.1 Mt/y with a start-up scheduled in 2021. The contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of the new unit has been awarded to McDermott and is expected to employ 1,750 staff during peak...
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Oxiteno Starts Up Its New Alkoxylation Plant In Pasadena, TX

Thursday, September 06, 2018

The industrial plant combines strategic location, large size capacity and world class alkoxylation technology to provide a broad portfolio of surfactants and specialty chemicals. Pasadena, September 4th, 2018 – Oxiteno, one of the world’s largest ethoxylates producers, announced today the commencement of beneficial operations at its new 170,000 metric tons/year manufacturing plant in Pasadena, Texas. The new unit includes world class alkoxylation technology to ensure safety and environmental performance. It will serve as reliable domestic source of products for Oxiteno’s regional and global customers. Oxiteno has invested around US$200 million over 6 years including site acquisition, plant construction, and R&D facilities while...
Nissan Chemical America Corporation Completes Pasadena Plant Expansion

Friday, August 03, 2018

Nissan Chemical America Corporation is nearing completion of its Pasadena plant expansion. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on August 23, at the manufacturing site commemorating the occasion.   Nissan Chemical America was established in 1989, and the manufacturing plant was established at the Pasadena location in 1997.  Since then, the company has developed and marketed nanomaterials creating innovative solutions for paint, specialty coatings, catalyst, oil and gas, 3D printing and many other industries. William Smith, President of NCA says, "Sales to the oil and gas industry are continuing to grow and, with completion of the expansion, we are better positioned to meet demand and serve...
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Now is the right time to invest in Pasadena. Four million people are expected to move to the Houston-metro region over the next 20 years. Pasadena is in the heart of that action.