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Talent & Inclusion

The Houston metro area stands as the most racially and ethnically diverse region in the United States, with over 7.3 million people, placing it fifth among the most populous metros.


Boasting a robust labor force exceeding 3 million workers, the Houston area offers a diverse pool of talent across all skill levels, catering to industries ranging from professional services to health care, life sciences, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, technology, and aerospace.


The region is also a growing hub for young talent, ranking in the top 10 nationwide for attracting millennials and retaining college graduates. Fueled by a strong economy, expanding businesses, numerous universities, and technical schools, all amidst a relatively affordable cost of living, Houston stands as one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions.

Galvanizing the Community for a More Equitable Region

Through One Houston Together, the Greater Houston Partnership mobilizes the business community to foster equity and inclusivity within the region. With a network of over 120 businesses, institutions, and nonprofits, One Houston Together provides data-driven insights and best practices to drive change in talent advancement and leveraging buying power, thus creating a more equitable and inclusive environment for all residents. 

DiverseCity Summit

Fueling a Stronger Economy with Greater Opportunity

UpSkill Houston, an employer-led initiative, unites over 200 critical stakeholders to bolster the pipeline of skilled workers necessary for Houston’s key industries. By focusing on workforce development beyond high school but less than a four-year degree, UpSkill Houston aims to enhance opportunities and prosperity for all Houstonians. 

Executive Partners