City of Houston to host 5th annual Investor Conference 

The City of Houston will host its 5th Annual Investor Conference on April 24-25th, 2017 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. The two-day conference will provide attendees with key insights into the city, its financial outlook, current trends, and future investment opportunities.

“We’re really looking forward to this year’s Investor Conference,” said Houston City Controller Chris Brown. “It’s an exciting time to be in Houston – a city that continues to experience significant growth despite a slowdown of the energy sector in recent years. There’s palpable energy and optimism about Houston’s financial future, and we can’t wait to show off our city and demonstrate that it is – and will continue to be – a strong investment opportunity for our investors.”

This year’s Annual Investor Conference will feature a full agenda of insights from representatives across local and regional government, transportation agencies, educational institutions, municipalities, management districts, utility systems, and more. The program will be kicked-off with welcome remarks from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

“Houston remains an economic engine for Texas, the region, and the United States,” added Mayor Turner. “Houston is a dynamic, business-friendly city that is leading the economic future of the state and the region. Our city continues to be a gateway to the world and fertile ground for innovation across a diverse blend of industries and sectors.”

The Annual Investor Conference serves as a showcase of the city for potential bond investors who help cities finance capital projects via municipal bonds. Municipal bonds are widely used by municipalities because they are exempt from federal taxes and the default risk is relatively low – both of which are appealing factors for potential bond investors.