The Convention & Visitors Bureau in Pearland is a division within the City Of Pearland, City Manager’s Office. The role of the Convention & Visitors Bureau is to promote and coordinate tourist related activity within the City of Pearland. To accomplish this mission, the Convention & Visitors Bureau will be responsible for the promotion of hotel rooms and convention attendance within the City; will work with tourist related organizations within the City to coordinate marketing, advertising, promotion and programming; will work with State and regional organizations which are responsible for the promotion of the region, and finally will work to coordinate activities within City Government which directly or indirectly impact tourism.
Facts & Statistics
Tourism plays a significant role in the economic impact of the City of Pearland, by bringing in $129 million in 2016, in visitor spending and $4.7 million in local tax revenues, which includes sales tax and occupancy tax and total employment of 1,230. Tourism is one of Texas’ largest industries. In 2016, travelers spent $69.1 billion in the State of Texas and generated $6.4 billion in state and local tax revenues and employed over 1.16 million.
Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau Advisory Board Members
Chair – Gary Shepherd – Courtyard by Marriott
Vice Chair – Manny Patel – Comfort Suites
Secretary – Steve Saboe – Business Advocate/Cultural Arts
Teir Allender – Pearland Town Center
Margo Green – Pearland Arts League
Alpesh Shukla – Candlewood Suites
Lonzie Helms – Sports Planner
Keith Ordeneaux – Pearland ISD/Sports Facilities
Tomika Gamble – Alvin ISD
History of Pearland
Since their introduction, railroads have always played a significant role in the development of communities, and Pearland is no exception. Born with the railroad, much of the town’s life in the early years centered on the Santa Fe Railroad Depot. The depot was the center of business and social activities as trains brought in new people, necessary supplies, and news from the rest of the world.
Relocate to Pearland
As the fastest growing city in the Houston region, Pearland has everything you’re looking for in a community – affordable housing, outstanding schools, safe neighborhoods and superb quality of life.
Established in 1995 by the voters of the City of the Pearland, the Pearland Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) is the lead economic development group for this thriving, business-friendly community.
City of Pearland
Pearland is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas, positioned on a growth curve that extends well into the 21st century. However, Pearland’s history goes beyond the initial founding date.