Foreign companies operating in Texas grew jobs in the Lone Star State by 21% over five years. The report by the Global Business Alliance trade group shows foreign direct investment (FDI) accounts for more than 678,000 jobs in Texas, with roughly 30% of those in the manufacturing sector.
President Laurentino Cortizo came to Houston in July to celebrate the five year anniversary of the expansion of the Panama Canal and discuss opportunities to further expand trade between Houston and Asia and other global markets through Panama.
As a thriving, global city, Houston’s ties stretch to all corners of the world. The region's geographic location makes it easy to move both goods and people around the world efficiently.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us on Wednesday, May 31 for Business Beyond Borders. Business Beyond Borders features insights into international trade and investment in which the Partnership and member…
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.
From energy and life sciences to manufacturing and aerospace, the Houston region offers a dynamic infrastructure to support a number of thriving, core industries.
Join the Partnership on Friday, May 12 for the State of Houston's Global Economy hosted at the Omni Hotel. Houston is a thriving international city with a geographic location that makes it…
Join us on Wednesday, May 31 for Business Beyond Borders. Business Beyond Borders features insights into international trade and investment in which the Partnership and member companies participate. If you are interested in the global economy, this event is for you! Check back for more details coming soon.
Join the Partnership on Friday, May 12 for the State of Houston's Global Economy hosted at the Omni Hotel. Houston is a thriving international city with a geographic location that makes it easy to move both goods and people around the globe thanks to its proximity to one of the largest ports in the country and two international airports. In addition to Houston's position as one of America's most diverse cities, the region offers a well-developed suite of key global industries – including energy, life sciences, manufacturing, logistics and aerospace. As part of International Business Month, the State of Houston's Global Economy explores Houston's international ties and their impact on the regional and national economy. The Partnership’s Chief Economist, Patrick Jankowski, will present the 2023 Global Houston publication, offering insights on the Houston region's leading international trade partners and other global business data. Join us in highlighting the region’s internationality and strength in connecting businesses to all corners of the world. More details coming soon.
For international companies looking to establish a presence in Houston and existing businesses in the region looking to expand their footprint abroad, there are a number of resources that can help.