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Advanced Manufacturing

With its central location within the U.S. and the Americas, Houston is an important industrial base with access to global markets. That access is aided by our world-class infrastructure around two international airports, four deep water seaports, rail and highways that all help companies minimize their transportation and distribution costs domestically and internationally. The skilled workforce in this sector includes more than 230,000 industrial workers in specialties such as fabricated metal, machinery and chemical manufacturing. Emerging and growing industries like medical devices, therapeutics, and food and beverage have taken root in the region as well.

Business Climate

Houston has one of the largest industrial workforce in the country with more than 230,000 workers. Houston subsector specialties include fabricated metals, machinery, and chemical manufacturing. Collectively, these subsectors represent 60 percent of Houston's total manufacturing workforce. 

Products Manufactured Annually
Over $80B
Consumers within 300 Miles
Regional Manufacturing Establishments
Industrial Employment

Houston has global access to markets, and with its world-class infrastructure allows companies to minimize their transportation and distribution costs in North America and worldwide.

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Nearly 1 in 3 manufacturers in Texas call Houston home

Manufacturing Employment

Houston has one of the largest manufacturing workforces in the country


Houston ranks #2 among U.S. metros for manufacturing GDP

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