Welcome Wilson Sr. is a long-time Houston developer who recounts the business community’s proud history of coming together when major issues face our community. From the Great Depression to the civil rights era, the Houston business community has played a leading role in addressing our challenges. Business leaders now unite to support Proposition 1, the Houston equal rights ordinance. The ordinance reflects Houston’s reputation as a multicultural and welcoming community that is critical to our long-term growth and success.
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