INFRASTRUCTURE

For the first time in over a decade, the Port of Houston saw more imports than exports with a 21.6 percent in crease in inbound containers last year, according to Colliers 2018 Industrial Seaport Outlook. The activity is driving industrial demand in the city, which was seventh in the country for deliveries in 2017. Read more at BisNow.

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

Texas Wesleyan University broke ground ON A $19-million, 44,000-square-foot Nick and Lou Martin University Center on the East Side of campus. Designed by the Bennett Benner Partners, it will consist of an admissions office, game and study lounges, food court, university bookstore, student meeting rooms and student affairs offices, a 300-person ballroom, and outdoor plaza and amphitheater. Read more at Forth Worth Magazine.

 

BIOTECH

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has created two new funding programs to support the earliest-stage biotech companies, it’s first new product development grant since August 2017. The agency will grant up to $5 million to the programs combined. Read more at Xconomy.