Mr. Jason Ford
Vice President, Greater Houston Partnership
Jason Ford serves as Vice President of Regional Economic Development at the Greater Houston Partnership (the “Partnership”) where he leads the domestic business attraction and retention team for the 11-county Houston region. Since joining the Partnership in 2014, the Partnership has announced 64 corporate expansion projects supporting more than 33,000 jobs and $6 billion in new capital investments. The Houston region has consistently been ranked among the top 5 regions for corporate relocations and expansions during his tenure. Jason’s site selection expertise spans from early stage tech companies and corporate headquarters to industrial giants in manufacturing, logistics, R&D, energy, and aviation.
Jason has worked in economic development leadership roles across three states at the local, regional and state levels. Prior to joining the Partnership, Jason served as a Special Projects Officer in Louisiana under Governor Bobby Jindal’s office of economic development. He also spent eight years as a regional and local level economic development leader in Austin, Texas where he earned the city of Taylor three national awards for excellence in economic development.
Jason is a graduate of Ole Miss and the Economic Development Institute at Indianapolis. In 2012 he received his CEcD economic development certification from the International Economic Development Council. Jason was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the Gulf Coast Economic Development District and has previously served in numerous board-level positions in workforce development, higher education and community development agencies. He lives in Kingwood with his wife and two children – a future aquaculture manager and aspiring Astronaut.