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Express Rolls - Memorial Park Ribbon Cutting on March 10, 2016. stadium; NRG Center, a convention and exposi- The Houston Office of Protocol and tion facility covering 1.4 million square feet; and International Affairs is the city’s liaison to NRG Arena, a venue for smaller arena events. Houston’s sister city associations and to the NRG Stadium is home to the Houston Texans national governing organization, Sister Cities NFL team, as well as the Houston Livestock International. Through their official city-to-city and Rodeo Show, the largest indoor rodeo in relationships, these volunteer associations the world. In 2004, the Metropolitan Transit promote people-to-people diplomacy and Authority (METRO) opened a light-rail system encourage citizens to develop mutual trust and that stretches from the far north side of understanding through commercial, cultural, Houston to NRG Park. The Red Line offers educational, and humanitarian exchanges. services between the University of Houston • Abu Dhabi Downtown campus, downtown Houston, Midtown, Rice University, the Texas Medical (United Arab Emirates) – 2001 Center and NRG Park. • Baku (Azerbaijan) – 1976 Meyerland • Basrah, Iraq (2015) Meyerland is a 6,000-acre community first • Chiba (Japan) – 1973 developed by George Meyer in 1955. Today it is • Grampian Region, Aberdeen one of Houston’s most welcoming and livable communities. The heart of Meyerland’s commer- (Scotland) – 1979 cial scene is Meyerland Plaza, which features more • Guayaquil (Ecuador) – 1987 than 17 retail outlets and 10 restaurants. • Huelva (Spain) – 1969 Downtown • Istanbul (Turkey) – 1986 Downtown began its renewal in the • Karachi (Pakistan) – 2009 mid-1990s, and since then, more than $6.1 billion of buildings, parks and infrastructure have • Leipzig (Germany) – 1993 been completed. Today, more than $2.2 billion in • Luanda (Angola) – 2003 new Downtown construction projects, a total of 26, are underway and another $2 billion in • Nice (France) – 1973 pre-development/design – nearly one-third of • Perth (Australia) – 1983 these projects being residential developments. • Shenzhen (China) – 1986 Sister Cities • Stavanger (Norway) – 1980 The Houston Metropolitan Chamber is very • Taipei (Taiwan) – 1963 excited about reaching out to Chambers and business organizations in Houston’s Sister Cities. • Tampico (Mexico) – 2003 • Tyumen (Russia) – 1995 8


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