Market Approach

By providing substantial knowledge in the field, FACC Houston will help you better understand the local market.

  • Why Houston?
  • Industry Focus
  • Delegation in Houston
  • Relocation Directory
Why Houston

An innovative city with many opportunities.

Considered as the city with No Limits ®, Houston is the 4th economy in the United States.

 A GLOBAL AND INTERNATIONAL CITY IN A STRATEGICAL LOCATION

  • Ideal geographical position: Proximity to North and South America
  • Workforce qualified
  • Key Talent Advantages and International population
  • Over three million jobs
  • Home to 24 Fortune 500 HQs (Spectra Energy, Sysco, Center Point Energy, etc.)
  • Two International Airports
  • 90+ Nations represented
  • Four ports
  • 1st U.S Metro exporter
  • 730+ Foreign Companies
  • A Growing Economy

TAX ADVANTAGES AND LOW INSTALLATION COST

  • 0% Corporate or Personal Income Tax
  • #14 in the U.S for Tax Competitiveness

QUALITY OF LIVING

–    A big city with low-cost living
–    28 craft breweries
–    350+ Miles of trails
–    578 developed parks
–    4 major league sports stadiums
–    Important resident performing art groups

Source: Greater Houston Partnership

> Download the FACC Brochure for more details about The City with No Limits (French version)

Industry Focus

ENERGY

Houston is known globally as an energy industry capital with over 4,000 energy firms with a wide range of specialties (production, exploration, technology innovation, etc.)

$50B+ Petrochemical projects underway
20% Of the nation’s oil is refined in Houston
Major Energy Event: Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

Tradeshow where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge.

Health

Houston has always been a leader in clinical healthcare and medical research and is now looking to expand its horizons within the field of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

The Texas Medical Center, one of the largest and most renowned medical complexes in the world, serves as a strong foundation for companies to pursue these opportunities and grow.

It has 5 institutes focusing on innovation, health policy, clinical research, genomics, and regenerative medicine.

2 innovative institutes, TMCx (Health and Life Science Accelerator) & Jlabs (incubator)
132+ health establishments
10 million patient encounters per year
180,000+ annual surgeries
$3 billion in construction projects underway
106,000+ employees
Major Medical Event: World Medical Summit

Two day conference: Exchange best practices, research, training, Healthcare tradeshow and B2B meetings to expand business opportunities.

Logistics & Transportation

Houston is a gateway for trading between Mexico, Canada and Europe with a booming multi-modal transportation system, which includes airports, highways, railways and a nearby sea-port. The city is recognized for its achievements in the transportation industry by being selected by BreakBulk as the singular U.S. city for the Americas showcase since 2014.

17 Interstate highways
3 Class 1 rail carriers
#1BreakBulk Port in the U.S
1.17 million Jobs in the port of Houston
66% of the container cargo in the U.S. Gulf handled by Port Houston
Major Logistic Event: Breakbulk Americas

The largest event in Americas bringing top-tier shippers together with BreakBulk and project cargo service providers.

Aerospace

NASA is the largest aerospace hub in the Americas and famous for having some of the best high-tech experts in Science and Engineering.

$1.5 billion invested in the Johnson Space Center.
150+ companies involved in space, aeronautics and research.

Delegation to Houston

FACC Houston provides all the information, resources and contacts necessary to set up your business in the Houston area. We can help you explore your industry’s market and connect you with targeted contacts.

> Download the FACC Delegation for more details

Relocation Package and Directory

Becoming a FACC Houston member gives you access to the relocation directory (accountants, realtors, lawyers, etc.).

The FACC team can also organize meetings and connections with local members to facilitate your relocation.

> Download the FACC Relocation Brochure for more details

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