“When oil prices are low, Houston’s economy grows.When oil prices are high, Houston’s economy booms.”
Houston named America’s No. 1
- It’s got the jobs. Houston is the No. 1 city for job creation in the U.S., by a lot.
- Houston is home to more Fortune 500 company headquarters than anywhere in America except for New York.
- It hosts the world’s largest concentration of healthcare organizations, with scientists working hard to beat cancer.
- It’s one of the centers of America’s lucrative oil and gas industry.
- Massive international trade gives another big jobs boost to the rapidly growing city.
- Houston is called Space City for a reason. It’s home of the NASA Astronaut Corps.
- Houston recently passed New York to become the most ethnically and racially diverse city in the U.S.
- Houston’s got more parks than any other top-10 metropolitan area.
- The combination of the University of Houston and Rice University means there are a bunch of smart people around.
- Houston has one of the largest rodeos in the world.