As mayor, I will aggressively seek out businesses that are considering moving to Houston. The only way to do this, of course, is to make Houston a preferred place to live. This means, of course, we cannot let HISD fail, and we have to do a much better job at providing those core services that residents expect. That means dealing with flooding head on, picking the trash up on time, reducing and solving crimes, making sure our fire departments are adequately staffed and that firefighters have the right equipment, and making sure we can drive down the street without blowing out a tire.
Due to my background and experience, I know key people in most industries. I will make it known that Houston is open for business, and will then aggressively seek out those businesses that are appropriate for the city, and that the city has the infrastructure to support.
In addition to making our city work again, we will create panels of subject matter experts to help us make our city more efficient. We need to get the word out that the City of Houston is open for business. The best way to do that is to make the city work for its residents.