Lake Houston - Humble - Kingwood Edition | May 2020

LAKEHOUSTON HUMBLE KINGWOODEDITION

VOLUME 5, ISSUE 1  MAY 4MAY 31, 2020

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ON THE BRINK

Since the coronavirus began aecting the region in mid-March, ocials with the city of Humble as well as the Houston Airport System have been waiting for data to reiterate what they already know to be true: The local economy is under strain.

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Gov. Greg Abbott announced April 27 a plan to reopen the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak, which included opening businesses in phases in May. Despite this, Humble-area ocials said the climb to a repaired economy is far from over. Mark Mitchell, president of the Lake Houston Economic Development Partnership, said not only will the coronavirus aect local sales, but it also will likely cause a strain on small-business owners for months to come.

Humble economy takes hit during coronavirus

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Commissioners set terms for land purchase

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BY KELLY SCHAFLER

Like many other industries in the Greater Houston area, the travel industry was reeling in the month of March due to the coronavirus outbreak. Stay-at-home orders as well as travel advisories and restrictions in place amid the pandemic caused passenger travel to decrease by about 50% at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in March 2020 as com- pared to March 2019, according to data from the Houston Airport System. IAH saw a decrease of 1.36 million passengers

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Murky skies ahead for airport, hospitality industries

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VESSEL PILATES CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE

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