Houston International Business

International Business

Houston: A Gateway to the World

Houston offers an internationally competitive business environment at a favorable cost.

International Business Cost Comparison Houston

Source: Competitive Alternatives, KPMG’s Guide to International Business Location 2012

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The Houston region is an undisputed global leader in international business, with ties reaching all over the globe and overseas marketplace. The 11-county region's geographic location makes it an easily-accessed portal to the global marketplace. From the Port of Houston to the Houston Airport System to a host of international entities doing business around the clock, Houston is where you want to be if your business is looking to go global.

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More than 100 international companies have opened, expanded, or relocated to Houston in the last few years.

  • Air Liquide
  • Aker Solutions
  • CGGVeritas
  • DHL
  • Ishibashi
  • Macquarie
  • Rolls Royce
  • Sandvik
  • Schlumberger
  • Siemens
  • Toshiba
  • Toyota
  • Trevigroup
  • Wilhelmsen
  • Worley Parsons

Houston's Top 10 Trading Partners 2012

In the international business community, the Houston region ranks as a global leader with considerable influence and impact worldwide. The region has:


Description Annual 2011 Annual 2012 % 2011- 2012
Total all countries 268,028,585,041 274,263,854,223 2.33
Mexico 31,441,895,857 30,594,161,233 -2.7
Venezuela 19,908,593,496 21,099,228,616 5.98
Saudi Arabia 11,789,787,760 15,446,877,683 31.02
Brazil 15,500,127,105 14,632,320,956 -5.6
China 11,868,289,675 12,853,859,083 8.3
Colombia 10,419,274,114 11,444,551,964 9.84
Netherlands 10,299,922,165 9,716,537,45 -5.66
Russia 10,509,263,854 9,524,726,069 -9.37
Germany 7,626,122,541 8,970,198,140 17.62
Nigeria 12,877,824,593 8,828,296,801 -31.45
Source: Greater Houston Partnership Research Department
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