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Research Executive Summary

​The City of Pearland has become a “community of choice” in Greater Houston by offering residents excellent schools, good access to job centers, and a high quality of life in one of the nation’s most racially and ethnically diverse communities. Leaders in Pearland understand, however, that they cannot afford to rest on these laurels as the community matures and regional, national, and global competitive realities are rapidly evolving.
Accordingly, partners have come together around a strategic planning process to update Pearland Prosperity, the community’s holistic economic development strategy which was adopted in early 2020. This signature program. – spearheaded by the Pearland Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) in partnership with the City of Pearland, Pearland Chamber of Commerce, and others – has been an important catalyst for the forward-thinking change. A three-phase, seven-month process will result in the creation of a refreshed Pearland Prosperity plan that will guide the community’s strategic actions for the next five years.
This Research Executive Summary represents the culmination of Phase 1. Its findings are derived from a review of numerous existing plans and studies, new quantitative research, and extensive input from key community leaders. It is divided into two sections. The Competitive Realities section provides a concise summary of competitive opportunities and challenges. The Implementation Evaluation focuses on high-level themes from the activation of the current Pearland Prosperity strategy