On May 3rd, Ambassador Suzan G. LeVine and her husband Eric LeVine welcomed an investment delegation at their residence to discuss the many advantages the greater Houston area has for foreign companies. Participants included representatives from Conroe/the Greater Houston Partnership as well as a select group of Swiss business leaders. The greater Houston area is home to a large number of Swiss companies, attributable in part to its excellent geographical location and renowned learning institutions. As recently as the end of January 2016, Governor Greg Abbott announced at a private luncheon in Zurich with Swiss industry leaders that Texas will be partnering with Swiss companies in an apprenticeship program. The State of Texas and these industry leaders are collaborating to help develop the skills for a new generation of workers.