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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 ...
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 ...
As a thriving, global city, Houstonâs 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.
Dr. Harrison Keller, Commissioner of Higher Education, is fresh off the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's release of its Building a Talent Strong Texas plan, which elevates the critical importance of post-…
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.
Houston is home to over 500 digital technology companies
From energy and life sciences to manufacturing and aerospace, the Houston region offers a dynamic infrastructure to support a number of thriving, core industries.
The Greater Houston Partnership's Research team will provide an overview of Houston Facts, an annual Partnership publication that provides information on the Houston region. For this event, each member of the…
Greater Houston Partnership President and CEO Bob Harvey offers members a virtual address providing updates on the organization's work related to economic development, public policy and other key initiatives critical to the Houston regionâs long-term economic success. In this address, Bob will provide an overview of the Partnership's work on bolstering economic development in several key industries including energy transition, life sciences and digital tech. He will also share work being done across the region to address public safety.Â This webinar is exclusive for Partnership members.Â *Your registration will be confirmed by our membership team. You will receive your unique Zoom link for this webinar on June 20. Please be sure to whitelist firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to ensure you receive information regarding this event and your unique link.
The Greater Houston Partnership will host a conversation on business and tourism opportunities between Houston and Mexico, featuring updates from The Partnership and Houston First. Mexico is Houstonâs second largest international trade partner with average trade totaling $22.2 billion annually over the last decade. The region is also home to a thriving community of more than 590,000 Houstonians who were born in Mexico and a top tourist destination.Â Houston First Chief Executive Officer Michael Heckman will provide an overview of the organization's work to expand tourism opportunities with Mexico.Â The Partnership's Vice President of International Investment and Trade, John Cypher, and Chief Economic Development Officer, Susan Davenport, will also discuss recent work to bolster connections with Mexico and other major international markets. Business Beyond Borders "Go Beyond" is part of the Greater Houston Partnership's International Business Month, a series of programming and exclusive content highlighting the region's internationality and strength in connecting businesses to all corners of the world.
The Greater Houston Partnership's Research team will provide an overview of Houston Facts, an annual Partnership publication that provides information on the Houston region. For this event, each member of the team will share highlights from the publication with comparisons to the current pandemic, economy, and protests. Topics will include health care, energy, demographics, and more.Â
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.