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Advanced Manufacturing

With its central location within the U.S. and the Americas, Houston is an important industrial base with access to global markets. That access is aided by our world-class infrastructure around two international airports, four deep water seaports, rail and highways that all help companies minimize their transportation and distribution costs domestically and internationally. The skilled workforce in this sector includes more than 223,000 industrial workers in specialties such as fabricated metal, machinery and chemical manufacturing. Emerging and growing industries like medical devices, therapeutics, and food and beverage have taken root in the region as well.

Business Climate

Houston is one of the most important industrial bases in the world with global access to markets thanks to its central location within the U.S. and the Americas. There are more than 6,400 manufacturers in the region producing more than $80 billion of products annually.


U.S. metro for Manufacturing GDP

27 Million

Consumers Within 300 Miles


Industrial Employment


Manufacturing Establishments


In Goods Produced Annually

Houston has global access to markets, and with its world-class infrastructure allows companies to minimize their transportation and distribution costs in North America and worldwide.

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Manufacturing Employment

Houston has one of the largest manufacturing workforces in the country

1 in 3

Nearly 1 in 3 manufacturers in Texas call Houston home

Total Nonfarm Employment has increased by 443,000 in the last decade

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