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HOUSTON TOPS CENSUS LIST ON NEW METRO AREA RESIDENTS – ADDING 159,083 RESIDENTS FROM 2014 - 2015

U.S. Census - March 2016

BEST ONLINE PROGRAMS IN 2016 - UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

U.S. News and World Report - January 12, 2016

2015 DEAL OF THE YEAR

Business Facilities Magazine - January 5, 2016

TOP CITIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT IN CHEMICALS & PLASTICS

Conway - 2015

TOP CITIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT IN ENERGY

Conway - 2015

TOP CITIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT IN MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT & CONSTRUCTION

Conway - 2015

TOP CITIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT IN METALS

Conway - 2015

TOP CITIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT IN TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

Conway - 2015

BEST METRO FOR BUILDING WEALTH

Bankrate.com (as reported by U.S. News & World Report) - October 26, 2015

BEST VALUE COLLEGES IN TEXAS - RICE UNIVERISTY

SmartAsset - September 21, 2015

TOP U.S. METRO FOR EXPORTS IN 2014

Department of Commerce - August 25, 2015

BEST QUALITY OF LIFE AND RACE/CLASS INTERACTION - RICE UNIVERSITY

Princeton Review - August 5, 2015

LARGEST LIFE - SCIENCES ACCELERATOR - TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER

Texas Medical Center - August 2014

BEST HOSPITALS IN TEXAS - HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL

U.S. News & World Report – July 21, 2015

TOP DEALS AND HOT MARKETS – "MEGA MARKET OF THE YEAR"

Southern Business & Development Magazine – July 2015

BEST HOSPITALS FOR ADULT CANCER - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER

U.S. News & World Report - July 20, 2015

BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN TEXAS – THE WOODLANDS

NerdWallet – June 15, 2015

HOUSTON TOPS CENSUS LIST ON NEW METRO AREA RESIDENTS – ADDING 156,371 RESIDENTS FROM 2013 - 2014

U.S. Census (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – April 3, 2015

FASTEST GROWING COUNTY IN TEXAS BY 2050 – HARRIS COUNTY

Austin Business Journal (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – March 10, 2015

AMERICA'S BEST CITIES FOR FOOD SNOBS

Travel + Leisure – March 2015

FASTEST GROWING CITIES IN 2014

The Houston Chronicle (as reported by Forbes) – January 27, 2015

MOST FAVORABLE METRO FOR STEM WORKERS [NATIONALLY]

WalletHub – January 14, 2015

TOP SELLING MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITIES IN 2014

John Burns Real Estate Consulting (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – January 7, 2015

MOST LUXURY HOME SALES IN TEXAS

Texas Association of Realtors - January 5, 2015

Interstate and Cross-Border Household Moves [to Houston]

Atlas Van Lines' Migration Pattern Study – January 1, 2015

BEST PLACES FOR VETERANS: MID-CAREER

Houston Business Journal – November 6, 2014

BEST PLACES TO FIND A NEW JOB – SUGAR LAND AND THE WOODLANDS

Grow Texas (as reported by Houston Business Journal) – 2014

Top Market For Real Estate Investment And Development Expectations For 2015

Houston Chronicle – October 22, 2014

Top Destination Cities For College Graduates

The New York Times – October 20, 2014

Best Indoor Waterpark – Schlitterbahn Galveston Island

Amusement Today (as reported by Houston Business Journal) – September 10, 2014

U.S. Metro for Exports in 2013

Department of Commerce (as reported by Houston Business Journal) – September 2, 2014

Most Conservative Students – Texas A&M University

The Princeton Review – August, 2014

Most Competitive Metros in America

Forbes – July 2, 2014

Top Global University Business Incubator – Rice University

UBI Index, University Business Incubator – June 24, 2014

Fastest Growth in Foreign Visitors

U.S. Commerce Department (as reported by Houston Business Journal) – June 20, 2014

Best Cities for Manufacturing

Forbes – June 19, 2014

Top Destination City – Fifth Consecutive Year

U-Haul International – April 10, 2014

Cities on the Rise in Texas – The Woodlands

NerdWallet – March 17, 2014

Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs

CreditDonkey – February 19, 2014

Best Cities for Young Couples

CreditDonkey - January 22, 2014

Top U.S. Manufacturing Cities

Manufacturers' News – January 2014

Top Blue-Collar Hot Spots

Forbes – January 30, 2014

Country Radio Station of the Year – KKBQ

National Association of Broadcasters – September 19, 2013

Spanish Radio Station of the Year - KLOL

National Association of Broadcasters – September 19, 2013

Top City for Christian Hip-Hop

Wade-O Radio – September 18, 2013

Best Cities for Jobs this Fall

Forbes – September 10, 2013

Top Global University Business Incubator – Rice University

University Business Incubator – June 10, 2013

Top Cities for Global Trade

Global Trade – August 2013

Best Quality of Life – Rice University

The Princeton Review (as reported by Rice University) – August 5, 2013

Best Domestic Airport – IAH

Executive Travel – July/August 2013

Best Cities in Texas for Job Seekers – League City

NerdWallet – July 21, 2013

Outstanding Port Award for Customer Satisfaction – Port of Houston Authority

Railway Industrial Clearance Association (as reported by Port of Houston Authority) – July 15, 2013

Best Hospitals for Cancer in U.S. – University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

U.S. News & World Report – July 2013

Largest Export Market in U.S.

U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration – June 2013

Highest Demand for Engineering Jobs in 2013

Monster.com – May 21, 2013

Best Texas Cities for Young Families – The Woodlands

NerdWallet – May 12, 2013

Best City in America

Business Insider – May 30, 2013

Top Destination City

U-Haul International – April 12, 2013

Most Walkable City Among Large Texas Cities

Walk Score – April 2013

Top Counties with the Largest Numeric Population Increase - Harris County

U.S. Census Bureau – March 14, 2013

Top Metros of 2012

Site Selection Magazine – March 4, 2013

Top Metro for Women-Owned Firms - By Revenue

The State of Women-Owned Businesses Report (commissioned by American Express OPEN) – March 2013

Fastest Real GDP Growth Among Large MSAs

Bureau of Economic Analysis – February 22, 2013

Most Multifamily Construction - Houston MSA

AXIOMetrics Inc. - January 30, 2013

Top U.S. Manufacturing Cities

Manufacturers' News, Inc. – January 23, 2013

Best Cities for Your Career in 2013

Payscale.com (as reported by Yahoo!) - January 3, 2013 #2

TOP METROS OF 2015

Site Selection Magazine - March 1, 2016

BEST CITIES TO RAISE A YOUNG FAMILY

ValuePenguin.com - (as reported by The Houston Business Journal) - February 26, 2016

OP CITIES FOR MARITIME JOBS

American Maritime Partnership (as reported by The Houston Business Journal) - February 23, 2016

BEST ENERGY AND RESOURCE POLICY THINK TANK IN THE WORLD - RICE UNIVERSITY’S BAKER INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program: 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) - January 29, 2016

TOP CITIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT IN ELECTRONICS

Conway - 2015

LOCAL GOVERNMENT GREEN POWER PURCHASERS

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - November 5, 2015

MOST AFFORDABLE CITY FOR DINING

WalletHub - October 13, 2015

BEST HOSPITALS IN TEXAS - BAYLOR ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER

U.S. News & World Report - July 21, 2015

BEST PLACES TO START A BUSINESS IN TEXAS - WEBSTER

NerdWallet – July 21, 2015

METROS WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF APARTMENT PERMITS (ANNUALLY)

AXIOMetrics (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – July 15, 2015

TOP CITIES TO FIND A JOB

Career Builder (as reported by Forbes) - June 2, 2015

TOP METROS IN ENGINEERS PER CAPITA

Mark Schill & Joel Kotkin - April 15, 2015

BEST UNIVERSITY FOR RETURN ON INVESTMENT IN TEXAS – RICE UNIVERSITY

PayScale's 2015 College ROI Report (as reported by Houston Business Journal) – March 26, 2015

TOP SCHOOL FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM (NATIONALLY) – WOLFF CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON C.T. BAUER COLLEGE OF BUSINESSS

Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine (as reported by Houston Business Journal) – March 26, 2015

TOP CITY FOR CORPORATE RELOCATIONS AND EXPANSIONS IN 2014

Site Selection Magazine – March 2, 2015

TOP LABOR MARKETS IN THE U.S.

Forbes – February 10, 2015

BEST CITIES FOR SINGLES

Travel + Leisure Magazine – January 23, 2015

LARGEST HOMES IN THE NATION

Houston Business Journal (as reported by 24/7 Wall Street) – January 15, 2015

NUMBER OF MULTIFAMILY UNITS PERMITTED IN 2014

Houston Business Journal (as reported by Analysis of U.S. Census Building Permit Data by CBRE Group, Inc.) – January 15, 2015

America's Favorite Cities 2014

Travel + Leisure – November 2014

Top Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs for 2015 – University of Houston

The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine – September 16, 2014

Best Quality of Life – Rice University

The Princeton Review – August, 2014

Most Inc. 5000 Winners of All Time, Based on Number of Companies

Inc., June 2014

Top Metros of 2013

Site Selection – March 2014

Cheapest DMAs for Yuppies

Locality – February 7, 2014

Highest Concentration of Engineers

EMSI – January 2014

Top U.S. Real Estate Markets to Watch

PwC US and Urban Land Institute – November 7, 2013

Cities Creating the Most Middle-Class Jobs

Forbes – October 24, 2013

Top Hotels in Texas – Hotel Sorella

Condé Nast Traveler – October 15, 2013

Top Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs – University of Houston

The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine – September 19, 2013

Happiest City Among Top 10 Markets

Harris Interactive – September 4, 2013

The South's Best New Restaurants – Underbelly

Southern Living – August 2013

Happiest Students – Rice University

The Princeton Review (as reported by Rice University) – August 5, 2013

America's Engineering Hubs

Forbes – July 31, 2013

American Cities of the Future

fDi Magazine – June/July 2013

Top 10 Overall American Cities of the Future 2013/14 – U.S. Cities

fDi Magazine – April/May 2013

Best Cities for Wallet Wellness

CardHub – April 23, 2013

Top Metro with the Largest Numeric Population Increase - Houston MSA

U.S. Census Bureau – March 14, 2013

Best Cities for Good Jobs

Forbes – February 25, 2013

America's Fastest-Growing Metros

Forbes – January 23, 2013 #3

TOP CITIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT IN LIFE SCIENCES

Conway - 2015

TOP 25 UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP STUDIES FOR 2016 - UNIVERISTY OF HOUSTON, WOLFF CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine - November 13, 2015

MOST VALUABLE TEAMS IN MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER - HOUSTON DYNAMO

Forbes - August 19, 2015

BEST PLACES TO START A BUSINESS IN TEXAS - STAFFORD

NerdWallet – July 21, 2015

AMERICA'S MOST CULTURED CITIES

Travel + Leisure – April 30, 2015

AMERICAN CITIES OF THE FUTURE

fDi Intelligence – April 13, 2015

TOP CRE MARKETS IN 2014

Coldwell Banker – February 4, 2015

Number of Fortune 500 Headquarters

Fortune – June 2014

Top Cities for New Grads

Homes.com (as reported by Yahoo Finance) – June 5, 2014

Best New Restaurants in Texas - Osteria Mazzantini

Texas Monthly – February 19, 2014

Most Beautiful College Campuses – University of Houston

Profascinate – February 13, 2014

Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2013 – Cinco Ranch

John Burns Real Estate Consulting – January 7, 2014

Cities Creating the Most Technology Jobs

Forbes – November 20, 2013

Best Run Colleges – Rice University

The Princeton Review (as reported by Rice University) – August 5, 2013

Best Cities in Texas for Job Seekers – Sugar Land

NerdWallet – July 21, 2013

Most New Construction

Forbes – June 20, 2013

Top Cities for Job-Seeking College Grads

Forbes – May 21, 2013

Top 10 Major American Cities Of The Future 2013/14 - Infrastructure

fDi Magazine – April/May 2013

Most Entrepreneurial Activity Among Largest Metros – Houston MSA

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation – April 2013

Small Business Friendliness

Thumbtack.com and Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation - April 2013

American Cities with the Lowest Taxes

24/7 Wall St. - February 25, 2013

Top Selling Master Planned Communities - The Woodlands

RCLCO (as reported by Houston Chronicle) - January 15, 2013 #4

AIRPORTS WITH THE MOST TOTAL NON-STOP DESTINATIONS SERVED IN 2015 - IAH

Houston Airport System - February 2016

BEST UNIVERISTY AFFILIATED THING TANK IN THE WORLD – RICE UNIVERSITY'S BAKER INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program: 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) - January 29, 2016

10 BEST COLLEGES IN AMERICA FOR THE MONEY - RICE UNIVERSITY

Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine 2016 - December 21, 2015

BEST LARGE COLLEGE CITY

WalletHub - December 7, 2015

TOP CITIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT IN AEROSPACE

Conway - 2015

BEST HOSPITALS IN TEXAS - MEMORIAL HERMANN HOSPITAL: TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER

U.S. News & World Report - July 21, 2015

TECH JOB LEADERS

As Reported by Business Facilities 11th Annual Rankings Report - July 30, 2015

BEST PLACES TO START A BUSINESS IN TEXAS - KATY

NerdWallet – July 21, 2015

BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN TEXAS – SUGAR LAND

NerdWallet – June 15, 2015

TOP METROS FOR TECH-STEM BY GROWTH INDEX

Mark Schill & Joel Kotkin – April 15, 2015

TOP METROS FOR TECH-STEM BY GROWTH INDEX

Mark Schill & Joel Kotkin – April 15, 2015

BEST CITIES FOR TECHNOLOGY JOBS

Forbes – April 14, 2015

WORLD'S TOP ENERGY RESOURCE POLICY THINK TANKS – RICE BAKER INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

Houston Business Journal (as reported by Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program's 2014 Think Tank Index) – January 30, 2015

Top Graduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs for 2015 – Rice University

The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine – September 16, 2014

America's Coolest Cities to Live

Forbes – August 6, 2014

Best Places for STEM Graduates

NerdWallet – July 7, 2014

America's Top Metros

Manhattan Institute – June 2014

Highest Percentage of Green Commercial Space

CBRE Group Inc. and Maastricht University (as reported by GlobeSt.com) – June 25, 2014

Best City for Saving Money

GOBankingRates – February 24, 2014

U.S. Regions to Watch in 2014

Forbes – December 26, 2013

Most Affordable Suburbs in America – Pearland, TX

Movoto Real Estate Blog – November 19, 2013

Top Destination for Millennials

Brookings Institution – November 15, 2013

Top Graduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs – Rice University

The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine – September 19, 2013

Large Metros with the Biggest Average Increases in Wages and Salaries, 2009-2012

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (as reported by The Atlantic Cities) – September 2, 2013

Top Master Planned Communities - Cinco Ranch

Metrostudy – August 19, 2013

Best Big-City Neighborhoods – Houston Heights

CNNMoney – August 2013

World's Best Safari Operators – Ker & Downey

Travel + Leisure – July 2013

Best Texas Cities for Young Families – League City

NerdWallet – May 12, 2013

Relocation Trend City

Apartment Guide – June 3, 2013

Best U.S. Airports for Connecting Flights - IAH

Travel Leaders Group - January 29, 2013

Best Performing Cities - Houston MSA

Milken Institute - January 2013

Top Selling Master Planned Communities - Cinco Ranch

RCLCO (as reported by Houston Chronicle) - January 15, 2013 #5

BEST CITIES FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS

SmartAsset – March 21, 2016

10 BEST FOOD CITIES IN AMERICA

The Washington Post - December 21, 2015

TOP MAJOR METROS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

American Institute for Economic Research College Destination Index 2016 - November 30, 2015

TOP 15 HOTELS IN TEXAS - HOTEL SORELLA CITYCENTRE

Condé Nast Traveler - October 20, 2015

MOST CONNECTED MEGA-HUB IN THE WORLD - IAH

OAG Aviation Worldwide Limited Megahubs Index 2015 - October 2015

BEST CITIES FOR TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED LIVING

Redfin.com - August 11, 2015

BEST PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS IN THE U.S. - MENNINGER CLINIC

U.S. News & World Report - July 21, 2015

MOST SUSTAINABLE CITIES

ARCADIS Sustainable Cities Index (as reported by Business Facilities 11th Annual Rankings Report) - July 30, 2015

NATION'S HIGHEST MANUFACTURING JOB HUBS

Headlight – May 27, 2015

AMERICA'S BEST CITIES FOR STARTING A CAREER

WalletHub – May 18, 2015

Best Large Cities for Job Growth

NewGeography – August 20, 2014

The Best Cities For Jobs 2014

Forbes – April 28, 2014

Best Metros for Small Business

On Numbers (a publication of The Business Journals) – April 2, 2014

Best Buy Cities

Forbes – December 26, 2013

America's Fastest-Growing Counties – Fort Bend County

Forbes – September 26, 2013

Most Popular Moving Destinations

United Van Lines – September 5, 2013

Best Cities for Small Business

NerdWallet – August 26, 2013

Top Master Planned Communities - The Woodlands

Metrostudy – August 19, 2013

Great Financial Aid – Rice University

The Princeton Review (as reported by Rice University) – August 5, 2013

Most Patriotic City in America

Foursquare (according to CultureMap Houston) – June 22, 2013

Recession-Busting MSAs Among Big Cities

Area Development – Q2/Spring 2013

Best Texas Cities for Young Families – Pearland

NerdWallet – May 12, 2013

2013 Best Cities for Job Growth Among Large Sized Cities

NewGeography.com – May 6, 2013

Top 10 Overall North American Cities of the Future 2013/14

fDi Magazine – April/May 2013

Top 10 Major American Cities of the Future 2013/14 - Overall

fDi Magazine – April/May 2013

Top 10 Major American Cities of the Future 2013/14 – Economic Potential

fDi Magazine – April/May 2013

Top 10 Major American Cities of the Future 2013/14 – Business Friendliness

fDi Magazine – April/May 2013

Top American Boomtowns

Bloomberg – April 24, 2013

Best Places for Young Adults

On Numbers (as reported by The Business Journals) - March 26, 2013

Hottest U.S. Job Hubs

JobAware - February 2013

Best Cities for Job Seekers

NerdWallet - January 19, 2013

Top Global Cities to Invest

Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate - January 7, 2013 #6

MOST FRIENDLY CITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS TAXES IN 2016

Thumbtack (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – March 21, 2016

TOP 25 GRADUATE SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP STUDIES FOR 2016 - RICE UNIVERSITY, JONES GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine - November 13, 2015

TOP 50 METRO AREAS FOR IMMIGRATION

Texas Association of Realtors, Texas International Homebuyers Report - September 1, 2015

BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN TEXAS - PEARLAND

NerdWallet - June 15, 2015

BEST HIGH SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE – CARNEGIE VANGUARD HIGH SCHOOL IN HISD

U.S. News & World Report (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – May 12, 2015

NUMBER OF HIGH NET-WORTH INDIVIDUALS

Grow Texas (as reported by Houston Business Journal) – 2014

HOTTEST LUXURY HOMES SALES

The Houston Business Journal – December 2014

Best Public Colleges for your Money 2015 – Texas A&M University

Time Inc.'s Money.com – September 2014

Happiest Students – Rice University

The Princeton Review – August, 2014

Top Destinations for Foodies

Resonance Consultancy Ltd. – August 2014

Millennial Boomtowns: Where the Generation is Clustering

Forbes – August 4, 2014

Happiest Cities in America

U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research (as reported by CultureMap Houston) – July 25, 2014

America's New Brainpower Cities

Forbes – April 3, 2014

Best New Restaurants in Texas - The Pass

Texas Monthly – February 19, 2014

Top Moving Destinations in 2013

Penske – January 22, 2014

Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2013 – Riverstone

John Burns Real Estate Consulting - January 7, 2014

"Their Students Love These Colleges" – Rice University

The Princeton Review (as reported by Rice University) – August 5, 2013

America's Best Steakhouses - Killen's Steakhouse

The Daily Meal - July 10, 2013

Best Cities to Work for a Small Business

CardHub – June 2013

Large Metros with the Highest Demand for STEM Knowledge

The Brookings Institution – June 10, 2013

Top 10 Overall American Cities of the Future 2013/14

fDi Magazine – April/May 2013

Top Moving Destination

Penske Truck Rental (as reported by Houston Business Journal) – January 15, 2013

Top Part-Time MBA Program in Southwest - Rice University

Bloomber Businessweek – Fall 2011

Top City for Apartment Demand

MPF Research (as reported in the Dallas Business Journal) – June 30, 2011 #7

TOP MOVING DESTINATION IN THE COUNTRY

Penske Truck Rental - 2016

BUSIEST AIRPORTS IN THE U.S. (BASED ON FLIGHT OPERATIONS) - IAH

Houston Airport System – February 2016

WORLD'S MOST INNOVATIVE UNIVERSITIES - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM

(Including the University of Texas Health Science Center; M.D. Anderson Cancer Center & The Medical Branch at Galveston)

Reuters - September 15, 2015

FRIENDLIEST CITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

Thumbtack's Fourth Annual Small Business Friendliness Survey - August 19, 2015

FASTEST GROWING CITIES FOR "DINING, BOOZING AND SNOOZING"

SelfStorage.com (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) - July 15, 2015

FASTEST GROWING METRO AREAS FOR RESIDENTS AND RICHES

SelfStorage - July 8, 2015

BEST PLACES TO START A BUSINESS IN TEXAS - TEXAS CITY

NerdWallet – July 21, 2015

TOP MARKETS FOR MILLENNIALS

Nielsen (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – March 12, 2015

BEST-PERFORMING CITY IN THE U.S.

Milken Institute (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – January 12, 2015

Great Financial Aid – Rice University

The Princeton Review – August, 2014

Top U.S. Places to Stay – Hotel Accommodations

Resonance Consultancy Ltd. – August 2014

Top Hotels in Texas – Hotel Granduca

Condé Nast Traveler's – October 15, 2013

Best Tacos in America – El Real Tex-Mex Café

The Daily Meal – August 23, 2013

Best U.S. Cities for Affordable Getaways

Travel + Leisure – May 14, 2013

Best U.S. Airports for Business Travel Services - IAH

Travel Leaders Group - January 29, 2013

Top Selling Master Planned Communities - Riverstone

RCLCO (as reported by Houston Chronicle) - January 15, 2013

Places to Go in 2013

New York Times - January 11, 2013 #8

MOST FAVORABLE METRO FOR STEM WORKERS [NATIONALLY]

WalletHub - January 2016

NBA'S MOST VALUABLE TEAMS - HOUSTON ROCKETS

Forbes - January 20, 2016

TOP 15 HOTELS IN TEXAS - HOTEL ICON

Condé Nast Traveler - October 20, 2015

BEST HOSPITALS IN TEXAS - HOUSTON METHODIST WILLOWBROOK HOSPITAL

U.S. News & World Report - July 21, 2015

TOP 10 CITIES FOR STARTUPS

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (as reported by Business Facilities 11th Annual Rankings Report) - July 30, 2015

CITIES WHERE YOUR PAYCHECK WILL GO THE FURTHEST

Forbes - June 22, 2015

BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN TEXAS - LEAGUE CITY

NerdWallet - June 15, 2015

TOP NIGHTLIFE CITIES IN THE WORLD

National Geographic - February 2015

TOP MOVING DESTINATION IN THE COUNTRY

Penske Truck Rental - 2014

8 U.S. Cities Attracting the Most Families

Forbes – September 11, 2014

Best Springtime Cities

CreditDonkey - March 12, 2014

Best City for Home Sellers

ZipReality - February 19, 2014

Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2013 - The Woodlands

John Burns Real Estate Consulting - January 7, 2014

Best-Performing Large Cities

Milken Institute – December 2013

Top Master Planned Communities - Riverstone

Metrostudy – August 19, 2013

Happiest Cities for Young Professionals

CareerBliss – April 25, 2013

Fastest-Growing Cities in the U.S.

Forbes - March 18, 2013

New Tech Hot Spots

Forbes - January 10, 2013

Best Cities to Find a Job

Careerbliss - January 8, 2013

Most High Net Worth Individuals

Capgemini - July 12, 2011

Top Museums by Attendance - Museum of Fine Arts

The Art Newspaper - April, 2011 #9

HAPPIEST STUDENTS - RICE UNIVERSITY

Princeton Review - August 5, 2015

FOOD PROCESSING EMPLOYMENT LEADERS

As Reported by Business Facilities 11th Annual Rankings Report - July 30, 2015

BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN TEXAS – MISSOURI CITY

NerdWallet – June 15, 2015

BEST METRO AREAS TO WORK FOR A SMALL BUSINESS

WalletHub.com – May 2015

BEST RUN CITY IN AMERICA

WalletHub – March 11, 2015

TOP METROS IN THE U.S. FOR EMPLOYMENT IN ADVANCED INDUSTRIES

Brookings Institution – February 2, 2015

"Their Students Love These Colleges" – Rice University

The Princeton Review – August, 2014

Race/Class Interaction – Rice University

The Princeton Review – August, 2014

Best Accelerators in the U.S. – Houston's Surge Accelerator LLC

TechCrunch – March 10, 2014

Best Value Colleges – Rice University

U.S. News & World Report – September 8, 2014

Best Cities for Future Job Growth

Forbes – July 23, 2014

Most Popular Domestic Travel Destinations

Hotels.com – March 2014

Best Cities for Frugal Living

GOBankingRates – February 24, 2014

Best Cities to Start a Business

NerdWallet – April 22, 2013 #10

TOP 15 HOTELS IN TEXAS - HYATT MARKET STREET, THE WOODLANDS

Condé Nast Traveler - October 20, 2015

FASTEST GROWING ECONOMIES AROUND THE U.S.

WalletHub - October 2015

BEST CITIES FOR PICNICS

Travel + Leisure - August 6, 2015

BEST PLACES TO START A BUSINESS IN TEXAS - DEER PARK

NerdWallet – July 21, 2015

BEST MUSIC SCENE CITIES IN THE U.S.

Travel + Leisure Magazine – April 9, 2015

BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR – HOUSTON BASED CAMDEN PROPERTY TRUST

Fortune – March 19, 2015

Most Patriotic Cities in America

MyLife.com – June 30, 2014

Best Cities to Find a Job

WalletHub – March 3, 2014

Fastest-Growing Cities in America

Forbes – February 14, 2014

Race/Class Interaction – Rice University

The Princeton Review (as reported by Rice University) – August 5, 2013

Best Health Services – Rice University

The Princeton Review (as reported by Rice University) – August 5, 2013

Hardest Working Cities in America

Movoto.com – July 24, 2013

Most Food-Diverse Cities

GrubHub – July 16, 2013

Best Hospitals for Cardiology & Heart Surgery in U.S. – St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital

U.S. News & World Report – July 2013

Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs

NerdWallet – April 29, 2013

Greenest Cities in America

Causes.com (as reported by CBS Houston) – April 24, 2013

Top City for Tech Mergers

Upstart Business Journal - February 26, 2013

Hottest Neighborhoods in 2013 - Northside/Northline

24/7 Wall St. - January 2, 2013 "Other"

MOST VALUABLE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAMS IN 2016 - HOUSTON ASTROS

Forbes - March 2016

MOST FAVORABLE CITES FOR WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY JOBS

StartAsset (as reported by The Houston Business Journal) - February 29, 2016

QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX FOR AMERICA'S LARGEST CITIES

LawnStarter - December 21, 2015

TOP CITIES WHERE YOU CAN LIVE COMFORTABLY WHILE SAVING MONEY

Business Insider - August 12, 2015

BEST LARGE CITIES TO LIVE IN

WalletHub - August 6, 2015

2015 BEST COLLEGES IN AMERICA LIST - RICE UNIVERSITY

Money Magazine - July 13, 2015

CITIES CREATING THE MOST WHITE-COLLAR JOBS

Joel Kotkin & Michael Shires – July 21, 2015

BEST SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER

Center for World University Rankings Report 2015 - July 20, 2015

BEST SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD - RICE UNIVERSITY

Center for World University Rankings Report 2015 - July 20, 2015

BEST SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD - BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Center for World University Rankings Report 2015 - July 20, 2015

BEST SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD – UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Center for World University Rankings Report 2015 - July 20, 2015

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Fortune – March 19, 2015

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Fortune – March 19, 2015

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PayScale (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – March 13, 2015

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Travel + Leisure - January 2015

#16 America's 50 Best Cities to Live – Missouri City

24/7 Wall St. (as reported by Houston Business Journal) – September 18, 2014

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The Princeton Review – August, 2014

#15 Best Run Colleges – Rice University

The Princeton Review – August, 2014

#15 Race/Class Interaction –University of Houston

The Princeton Review – August, 2014

#16 Best Private Colleges for your Money 2015 – Rice University

Time Inc.'s Money.com – September 2014

Top 20 National Universities for 2015 – Rice University

U.S. News & World Report – September 8, 2014

Top 20 Best Colleges for your Money 2015 – Rice University

Time Inc.'s Money.com – September 2014

America's Best New Restaurants 2014 – Coltivare

Bon Appetit (as reported by CultureMap Houston) – August 13, 2014

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Resonance Consultancy Ltd. – August 2014

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Forbes – August 14, 2014

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Forbes – July 23, 2014

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Architectural Digest – April 2014

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Travel + Leisure - April 2014

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Hotels.com – March 2014

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SpareFoot Storage Finder – February 4, 2014

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The Atlantic Cities – November 4, 2013

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The Atlantic – September 18, 2013

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Forbes - September 4, 2013

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Smithsonian.com – August 7, 2013

Best New Restaurants in the American South - Oxheart

Condé Nast Traveler – July 2013

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Condé Nast Traveler – July 2013

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The Daily Beast - March 2013

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The Daily Beast - March 2013

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GQ - March 2013

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Best Gulf Coast Beaches - Galveston Island

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