About The Center

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The North Houston Economic Development Center serves to foster a sustainable, economic environment conducive to business, job, and community growth by providing resources and support for regional economic development activities. The NHEDC is an agency of Lone Star College within the Office of External Affairs. Our mission is to promote a dynamic entrepreneurial environment resulting in job creation and retention, and economic sustainability in the north Houston region.

North Houston EDC Services Include

  • Assistance in business recruitment and site selection
  • Support and leadership in community and economic development for the unincorporated areas of the region
  • Conducting research and providing reports related to demographics, labor force and industry data, and community assessments
  • Business development assistance in collaboration with Lone Star College's economic development assets, which include the LSC-Corporate College, LSC-Energy & Manufacturing Institute, and LSC-Community Leadership and Engagement programs
  • Providing a central point of contact for the region and introductions to regional economic development leadership, business and community leaders, and public officials

Our Staff

Linda L. Head
Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor

Kay Fitzsimons
Executive Director

Christina Boutte
Business Analyst


Advisory Council Members

Working collaboratively with economic and community development stakeholders, the NHEDC promotes business growth and economic prosperity in the north Houston region. The North Houston Economic Development Advisory Council members are:

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Fast Facts of Lone Star College
  • Enrolls more than 80,000 students each semester
  • One of the fastest-growing college system in U.S.
  • 11 school districts, 2,700 square miles, population of 2.4 million
  • Recognized as a Top 10 Degree Producer for minorities
Contact Information
Email: LSC-NHEDC@lonestar.edu