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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

Ship Channel and Pasadena


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Stretching 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the heart of city, the Houston Ship Channel is the largest trade hub for the metropolitan region. Originally built in 1914 along the pathway of Buffalo Bayou, the Channel has been widened and deepened over the decades. Today the channel is the conduit for ocean-going vessels between Houston and the rest of the world. Dozens of companies, from agriculture traders to petrochemical manufacturers, have operations along the Ship Channel allowing them to move goods and services to and from the metro region.

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