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Think Tanks

Several local think tanks inform the City of Houston's economic development philosophy:

Houston Tomorrow is a non-profit that investigates urban issues, and establishes a place to discuss Houston's growth, seeking to "Improve the quality of life of all the people of the Houston region through research, education, and discussion."

The Kinder Institute for Urban Research's mission is to "advance understanding of the most critical issues facing Houston and other leading urban centers."

The Shell Center's objective: "..Foster an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of communities' living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting overall quality of life."