In addition to our diversity as a community, Houston offers a well-developed suite of key global industries – including energy, life science, manufacturing, logistics and aerospace. As these industries digitize, Houston is a hotbed of rapid technological development thanks to our access to customers and expertise.
A thriving international city, Houston’s ties stretch to all corners of the world. The region’s geographic location makes it easy to move both goods and people around the globe. With one of the largest ports in the country and two international airports, Houston connects companies to the world.
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From energy and life sciences to manufacturing and aerospace, the Houston region offers a dynamic infrastructure to support these growing industries. Learn more about the region's core sectors.
Houston is a great global city with business and cultural ties stretching around the world. A number of factors combine to make Houston a hub for foreign trade and a target for foreign investment.
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Texas and the Houston region offer one of the most pro-business tax environments in the nation.
The Houston region is made up of 12 unique counties, each offering ideal environments for specific industry sectors.
From NASA Johnson Space Center and the Texas Medical Center to business incubators and accelerators across the region, this is where innovation thrives.
Houston offers a highly educated and ever-growing workforce skilled in both traditional and emerging industries.
Houston offers a low cost of living while maintaining an incredibly rich quality of life with the amenities you expect to find in a world-class city.
From the oilfield services companies of the Energy Corridor to the biotech firms of Sugar Land, learn what makes area submarkets ideal for certain industries.
“Houston has the proximity and accessibility to TMCx, providing a gateway to the facilities and resources of TMC, and is quickly becoming the epicenter for innovation. With access to low cost rent and lab space, top incubators, growing venture funds and proximity to institutions and industries, people and companies around the world are taking notice of Houston.”
“Lonza is committed to building up our cell-and-gene-therapy capabilities in Pearland, which is a growing center for life sciences. The Houston area, supported by a number of world-class scientific institutions, is an important location for Lonza to continue to develop novel therapies offering the hope of improving the lives of patients all over the world.”
"Houston has a huge amount of raw ingredients needed to launch a startup -- top tier universities, affordable cost of living, tremendous wealth, large corporations -- so the creation of a startup hub in Houston has just been about aligning all these elements under one roof that provides entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed."