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International Business

Houston is a thriving, international city with ties stretching to all corners of the world. The region's geographic location makes it easy to move both goods and people around the world efficiently. From the Port of Houston and the Houston Airport System to a host of multi-national entities doing business around the clock, Houston is where you want to be to connect your business to the world. 

Houston Trade Mission to India

HOUSTON (Nov. 25, 2018) -- From natural gas demand to tourism, tech innovation, real estate development and more, the Greater Houston Partnership trade mission to India led by Mayor Sylvester Turner found soaring opportunities for the city’s economic and cultural expansion.

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Mayor Turner, Partnership Lead Trade Mission to South America

HOUSTON (July 20, 2018) -- Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Greater Houston Partnership led a trade and investment mission to Peru, Chile and Argentina July 14 to July 20, 2018.

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Explore what makes Houston the right global partner for your business.

Foreign Trade

Houston is one of the largest international trading hubs in the Americas. In fact, more of the region's economy is tied to exports than any other metro in the U.S. The region has trading relationships with more than 200 countries and for 37 of those countries, combined trade (imports and exports) exceeds $1 billion annually.

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Consular Corps

With more than 90 different nations represented, Houston is home to the third-largest consular corps in the United States. Get contact information and links to the various consulates and official offices.

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Airports

The Houston Airport System ranks as one of the largest multi-airport systems in North America. George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport offer direct passenger service to 118 domestic and 71 international destinations via 28 different airlines. HAS handled a total of 461,425 metric tons of air freight in 2017, with about half of that domestic and the other half international.

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International Business

Business Beyond Borders to Explore European…

5/23/19
Houston's geographic location makes it easy for both goods and people to move around the world…
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Port

The region is home to a number of ports including the ports of Houston, Galveston, Freeport and Texas City. The Port of Houston ranks first in the nation in foreign tonnage and is the largest container port on the Gulf Coast.

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International Business

Business Beyond Borders: Exporting to the European Market

The Greater Houston Partnership and the U.S. Commercial Service invite you to our next Business Beyond Borders Top Markets Series event on Thursday, June 6.   This Top Markets event on "Exporting to the…

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Taxes & Incentives

Texas and Houston understand the need for a stable, business-friendly and transparent tax structure. Texas is one of the few states without a personal, state or corporate income tax, which makes the cost of doing business very competitive. Houston's cost-effective tax structure makes it a choice location for any company looking to establish a presence or expand their current footprint.

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Houston traded with 220 countries in '18

Regional Profile

From energy and life sciences to manufacturing and aerospace, the Houston region offers a dynamic infrastructure to support a number of thriving, core industries.

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International Business

International Trade Council

As a business in "America's Next Great Global City," members of this Council explore international trade and investment opportunities and connect with resources that can assist with navigating foreign financing,…

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Need more information about Houston? Your dedicated team member can help:

 
Facilitate and foster key introductions
 
Assist in evaluating and applying for incentives
 
Identify potential business facilities
Horacio Licon
Vice President
International Investment & Trade
E
hlicon@houston.org
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713-844-3607
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