From energy to health care, nanotechnology, aerospace and information technology, the region offers a strong infrastructure to support these growing industries plus a highly trained and skilled workforce.Read More
From energy to health care, nanotechnology, aerospace and information technology, the Houston region offers a strong infrastructure to support these growing industries plus a highly trained and skilled workforce.
Houston has a distinctly favorable business climate. The region benefits from a skilled workforce, world-class infrastructure and transportation system, and a pro-business environment that stimulates rather than stifles business growth. The Greater Houston Partnership promotes trade, commerce, industry and economic growth in the Houston region.
GHP offers an array of services to company start-ups or businesses wishing to expand or relocate in the area. We're here to help you take advantage of all the opportunities the Houston region has to offer.
Whether your business is local, domestic or global, Houston has it all!
Manufacturing in the U.S. is making a comeback and Houston. The City With No Limits is at the center of this resurgence. From robotics and automated solutions that are revolutionizing the energy industry to NASA-backed technology that is moving life sciences and medical advancements into new frontiers, if it can be made, then Houston can make it. It is the right time, and Houston is the right place for manufacturers to grow and prosper.
Why Houston For Manufacturing
Helping to prime Houston as America's next great global city, the Houston Global Cities Initiative (GCI) Steering Committee created the Houston Metro Export Plan. GCI is a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. The plan applies six key findings from an in-depth market assessment to develop targeted export-related strategies to create jobs by helping companies increase their reach with global markets and customers.
The 2017 Global Houston Trade Profiles document details each of Houston's top 20 trade partners. The trade profiles highlight Houston's commercial and cultural connections and identify emerging export opportunities. If you're looking to export, read our Export Resource Guide to get started.
No other community offers you the unique breadth of opportunities that Houston does. We deliver operational affordability and business-savvy support networks. A proven track record of nurturing great ideas as they travel from "what if?" to the marketplace. And a labor force that's experienced, professional, diverse and growing. Add a mid-country location, a sophisticated transportation infrastructure that connects you to the nation and the world, and a breadth of resources that make Houston one of the best places to live, work and play. See for yourself why it's no surprise that so many of the world's leading companies have a Houston location.
The Houston region is one of the most important industrial bases in the world and was recently ranked No. 1 among the top U.S. manufacturing cities (Manufacturers’ News Inc., January 2013). Houston is also home to the largest medical complex in the world - the Texas Medical Center - and provides clinical health care with 7.2 million annual patient visits, research and education at its 54 institutions.
A range of local and state incentives are available to qualifying companies in the Houston area to support new, expanding and relocating companies.
As of May 2014, the 10-county Houston MSA gained 379,500 jobs since February 2010, the equivalent to 323.3 percent of all jobs lost in the recession.
Houston's infrastructure is second to none. We leverage our locational advantage of being geographically centered between the East and West coasts with an exceptional airline system, deep sea port and intracoastal waterway, multiple major railroads and intermodal facilities, and a world-class highway system.
Houston is the nation’s fifth-largest office market, with 194 million square feet of net rentable area when measured by square footage of Energy Star certified buildings. The Houston metro area ranks 5th in the nation with 82.6 million square feet.