Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas, and the fourth-largest city in the United States. Recognized worldwide for its energy industry, in particular oil and natural gas, Houston’s economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics and transportation. The city is also a global leader in the health care sector and oilfield equipment construction.
With its excellent connections across Houston’s energy sector Rainmaker is expertly placed to connect businesses looking to enter or expand in this incredibly competitive marketplace. With a fast growing economy and substantial development investment, Houston’s multitude of business development opportunities cannot be ignored.
Houston is home to many of the world’s market-leading businesses, in fact only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters. Houston also boasts the Texas Medical Center — the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions — and NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located.
Foreign governments have established 92 consular offices in metropolitan Houston, the third highest in the nation. Forty foreign governments maintain trade and commercial offices here and 23 active foreign chambers of commerce and trade associations. Twenty-five foreign banks representing 13 nations also operate here, providing financial assistance to the international community.
Houston City Facts
$42,945 Per capita income
$325.5 bn Gross Area Product in 2006
23 Fortune 500 HQs
5,000+ Energy related firms