Office of Business Opportunity

OBO Press Release

Houston Has Lost a Passionate Advocate for Minority Businesses with the Passing of Houston City Council Member Larry Green

March 7, 2018 -- The following statement can be attributed to Director Carlecia D. Wright from the City of Houston, Office of Business Opportunity:

“On behalf of the department, we extend our deepest condolences to the family of Council Member Larry Green and the residents of District K for their sudden loss. I first met Larry Green shortly after I arrived in Houston.

In 2012, we began working together on our passion to build and grow businesses created and led by minorities across this great, diverse city. Council Member Green channeled that energy into strong advocacy for the Office of Business Opportunity, working hand-in-hand with the department on projects to elevate these historically underserved communities. One of them was the Small Business Economic Development Summit, which introduced dozens of entrepreneurs to opportunities to conduct business with the City of Houston.

Council Member Green was well-known to the MWBE (Minority and Women Business Enterprise) community, many times championing their causes before the City Council and with the Office of Business Opportunity. For this and many other accomplishments, Council Member Green was awarded the Chairman’s Award at the Office of Business Opportunity 2016 Champions of Diversity Awards Ceremony.

The City of Houston has lost a strong leader. Personally, I will miss Council Member Larry Green’s knowledge, passion and advocacy for the causes we believed in.”

The City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity (OBO) is committed to creating a competitive and diverse business environment in the City of Houston by promoting the growth and success of local and small businesses through a wide range of services from startup business assistance to certification for established businesses seeking contract opportunities with the City.

For more information about the Office of Business Opportunity and our suite of services, please visit or call 832.393.0600.