Houston Accomplishments

by | Jan 15, 2007 | Community Circle

Houston is a great place to live and work.  And it’s always good to be reminded of all the great things our city has to offer.


I was at the annual meeting of the Greater Houston Partnership last week where outgoing GHP President Chip Carlisle spoke.  In his speech, he mentioned a number of areas where Houston ranks in the top 3 nationally.  Here’s a sampling from the impressive list:


Houston ranks # 1

Fastest Growing Companies
by: Fortune


Houston ranks # 2

Fortune 500 Headquarters (behind New York City)

by: Fortune


Houston ranks # 3

Number of Foreign Consulates (83)

by: Houston International Protocol Alliance – February 2006


Houston ranks # 3

Best Metros for Business
by: Forbes


Houston ranks # 3

2005 Top 10 Metros for New and Expanded Facilities

by: Site Selection



Houston was top 10 in several other categories.  To read the full list, click here http://www.houston.org/rankings/index.asp


It makes me proud to see Houston recognized by so many outstanding publications.  This truly is one of the best places in the world to live and work and it’s nice to be recognized for it. 

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