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Why Houston?

Houston has one of the youngest, fastest-growing and most diverse populations in the world. People from around the globe relocate here every year to take advantage of the abundant lifestyle and job opportunities the region provides. The Houston metropolitan area is currently the fifth-largest in the nation with a total of 7 million people. Between 2010 and 2017, Houston's population grew 16.4%, the fastest rate of growth among the nation's largest metros.


Top City for Minority Entrepreneurs 

Entrepreneur Magazine
June 2017

Houston is home to 21 Forbes Global 2000 headquarters


Houston ranks #3 in the U.S. in Fortune 1000 headquarters


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

Explore What Makes Houston Right for You or Your Business

There is no limit to what Houston offers residents, and that includes affordability. Find out what Houston life is all about.

Living in Houston


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.


Texas A&M to Build $550 Million Project at TMC

The Texas A&M University System plans to build a $550 million c...
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International Business

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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Rise to the Top

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Taxes and Incentives

Texas and the Houston region offer one of the most pro-business...


Explore the Region

The Houston region is made up of 11 unique counties, each offer...



From NASA Johnson Space Center and the Texas Medical Center to ...



Houston offers a highly educated and ever-growing workforce ski...


Living in Houston

Houston offers a low cost of living while maintaining an incred...


Houston Submarkets

From the oilfield services companies of the Energy Corridor to ...


“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.”

Jon Northrup
Chief Executive Officer, Beta Cat

“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.”

Mark Funk
Chief Operating Officer, Lonza

"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."

Lawson Gow
Founder & CEO, The Cannon

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