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Twenty–two Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the Houston region. Houston ranks fourth among metro areas in Fortune 500 headquarters
Published on 8/29/19
Fortune 500 Companies in Houston

Fortune 500 in Houston


  • Twenty-two companies on the 2019 Fortune 500 list are headquartered in the Houston metro area, ranking Houston fourth in the country behind New York (70), Chicago (34) and Dallas-Ft. Worth (24).
  • The biggest movers on the Fortune 500 from 2018 to 2019 are Cheniere (up to #383 from #489), EOG Resources (up to #181 from #270), and Quanta Services (up to #282 from #316). 
  • Houston lost one contender from the list, Baker Hughes, GE company, due to insufficient data. 
  • Houston added one company to its Fortune 500 roster this year: Marathon Oil (moved from #518 to #456).
  • The Houston region is home to 47 companies on the Fortune 1000 list.


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Manager, Research

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Senior Vice President, Research

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Houston ranks #4 among U.S. metro areas in Fortune 500 headquarters

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