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Houston a Manufacturing Powerhouse Producing $82B in Products Annually

Published Oct 04, 2019 by Javier Vargas

The Houston region’s position as a manufacturing powerhouse is largely due to its business-friendly climate, low costs, as well as its access to world-class infrastructure and a talented workforce

There are more than 6,400 manufacturers in the region producing $82 billion of products annually, and employing nearly 230,000 Houstonians. Houston subsector specialties include fabricated metal, machinery, and chemical manufacturing. Other leading markets include aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, energy, equipment controls and instrumentation. 

The Partnership will hosts its annual Industry Forum on November 6 to give a robust update on the industry. 

With its central geographic location and numerous logistical and distribution channels, Houston is an ideal hub for companies that need national distribution for their products. Companies based in Houston can reach nearly 50% of the U.S. population within a 1,000-mile radius.

As the sixth largest industrial market in the nation, Houston is highly competitive when it comes to industrial space for manufacturing, logistics and distribution. There's over 576 million square feet of net rentable area. The region has experienced a significant increase in construction of large-scale, industrial properties to accommodate growth of national fulfillment and regional distribution companies such as Amazon, Best Buy, Daikin, Dollar Tree, FedEx, HomeDepot, Ikea, UPS and more.

According to Startup Genome, Houston is among the most important globally advanced manufacturing & robotics ecosystems, which include the top high performance ecosystems according to venture capital investment as well as ecosystems that have a special focus on advanced manufacturing & robotics.

Register for the 2019 Industry Forum here and learn more about advanced manufacturing in Houston here

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