John Manlove
Gina Manlove


Posted on September 27, 2019


International Economic Development Division

Extensive services provided to international companies engaging in Foreign Direct Investment in the Houston region and to U.S. companies looking to invest globally.


Current Situation regarding Global Economic Development 


Houston region


The Houston region is home to more than 90 Consulate offices.  All of which represent not only their respective countries but also companies who desire to either relocate or expand into the U.S. market.  The expertise to support this effort is multifaceted and multi-functional. It requires an experienced team to support the varied efforts of these expanding companies.  JMMC has done extensive networking with the consulates in Houston and as a result, has forged relationships that have grown into multiple opportunities.


Local organizations


Larger economic development organizations are focused on attracting and assisting global partners of major industries.   The focus has traditionally been larger global partnerships which leave mid-sized companies with little support. The surrounding regional EDCs assist in site selection and provide support but have limited resources that do not allow them to actively engage in global public relations.


Expertise Void


It is clear that there is a void in holistic engagement as it relates to international companies expanding into the Houston market and eventually into other regions of the U.S.  An experienced team has been assembled that can provide a clear and comprehensive pathway to support international companies entering the U.S. marketplace.


Such services as those listed below can substantially shorten the timeline from market entry to operations and expansion.


Professional Services


Site Selection / Office Space

Via in-house expertise and relationships with all EDCs in Greater Houston Region and beyond


Tax Incentives/Cost Savings

Via in-house expertise and relationships with taxing entities 


Public Relations

Via in-house expertise


Financial/ International Banking

Via relationships with international bankers that focus on mid-market companies


Environmental Law/Environmental Permitting/Wastewater Permitting

Via partnership with AL Law Group, PLLC.


U.S. Government and Legislative Relations – Local, State, & Federal

Via in-house expertise


International Relations / Global Market Entry

Via in-house expertise


Grant Writing/Venture Capital

Via in-house expertise


Marketing/ Branding / Messaging / Crisis Communications

Brand Development

Reputation Management

Web Development

Strategy / Implementation 

Traditional / Social Media

Via in-house expertise


Office Space available for transition or global  team for 3 mos (3- 5 people)

Via JMMC office space (5125 Preston Ave., Pasadena, TX 77505)