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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.


Local workforce of Houston's top 100 digital tech companies


Cost of Living in Top 10 U.S. Cities Hiring for Jobs

July 2018

Houston ranks #5 among U.S. metros in Forbes Global 2000 headquarters

24.9 percent

Part of local digital tech firms that focus on information technology

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.


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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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State of Energy

The energy industry is a key driver of the global economy and in no other place is it more important than Houston, the Energy Capital of the World. The Greater Houston Partnership's annual…

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Taxes & Incentives

Texas and the Houston region offer one of the most pro-business tax environments in the nation.


Explore the Region

The Houston region is made up of 11 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.


Living in Houston

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.


Houston Submarkets

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.”

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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