Published Jan 11, 2021 by Maggie Martin
The global pandemic didn't keep people from moving for work last year. In fact, Houston was the No. 1 city for corporate moves in 2020. It's the second year in a row the Bayou City has earned the distinction in a new report from moving company Allied Van Lines.
Spring, TX also made the list for top destination cities for corporate moves (No. 5) and Texas was the leading state for such moves last year. Houston was also the fifth-leading city for consumer moves in 2020.
In all, nearly 58% of all Texas moves last year were inbound. New Houston residents came from such cities as Chicago, Baton Rouge, Atlanta, Los Angeles-Long Beach and Denver.
The Magnet States Report noted the Lone Star State's lead in corporate moves was no surprise given Texas' business-friendly climate. Texas is one of the few states without a personal, corporate or state income tax, making the cost of doing business very competitive.
The Houston region was recognized in another report from a moving company. U-Haul just released its findings last week of the top cities people moved to last year. Conroe was No. 24.
Danielle Scheiner, Executive Director Conroe Economic Development Council, told the Houston Chronicle, "Texas as a whole has been a destination state from other states across the country. The Houston region is also attractive for many reasons. Then when they get into the nitty gritty of selecting a home and a school district we’re an attractive location."