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Houston Area Submarkets

As one of the largest geographic business regions in the country, Houston has multiple districts and submarket areas. Many of these tend to focus on a handful of key industries or job types. Some are attractive because of their proximity to large populations of talent while others are in close proximity to major industry catalysts such as the port or NASA. Discover which submarkets might be right for your company. 

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Harris County

Clear Lake and NASA


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The Clear Lake/Bay Area's two traditional industry clusters, aerospace and specialty chemical have been joined in recent years by growing health care, maritime and tourism sectors. Health care has been buoyed by the population growth in the area and the arrival of new facilities to provide for residents. Maritime growth in the area abutting Galveston Bay is largely attributable to the dominance of the region's port infrastructure. The waterfront along with popular recreation centers like the Kemah Boardwalk and of course Space Center Houston have propelled growth on the tourism/hospitality front. 

The area located about 20 miles southeast of Downtown also boasts the nation’s third largest concentration of recreational boating centers as well as an array of amateur sports, outdoor activities, beaches and parks.

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