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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 delegation Visits London

An international delegation led by the Greater Houston Partners...

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Partnership Hosts International Delegations, Govt. Officials...

In 2019 the Partnership hosted individuals and organizations fr...

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Houston Joins Apollo 50 Mission to the 2019 Paris Air Show

One of the most prominent cities on the map of American aviatio...

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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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Consulates

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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Economic Development

Greater Houston Partnership Adds Wharton County to Service Region

9/3/20
HOUSTON (September 3, 2020) – The Greater Houston Partnership...
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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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Economic Development

State of the Port

As the largest port in foreign tonnage in the nation, Port Houston is an economic engine supporting the Houston region, the state of Texas, and the nation. Join us as …

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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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205,652

Houston's foreign air cargo totaled 205,652.4 metric tons 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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State of the City

Save the Date for City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's annual State of the City address.  In his fifth State of the City address, Mayor Turner will discuss the City's ongoing efforts to…

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Additional Resources

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. 

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

 
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