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Houston in the Media

“Houston is known for many things: Oil, NASA, urban sprawl and business-friendly policies. But the Texas city deserves to be known for something else: coolness.”
Forbes Magazine, 2012

 

Every day we're hustling: Houston ranks No. 1 in America for new jobs added

(Culturemap.com – Sept. 13, 2012)
How many people is 114,800? It's more than the population of Ann Arbor, Mich., and almost big as the population of Provo, Utah. It's also the number of private sector jobs that Houston has added in the past five years, according to analysis by Business Journal's On Numbers, the most of any major metropolitan area in the country. Read more »

 

Houston ranks No. 7 nationwide for total charitable giving

(HoustonBusinessJournal.com – August 21, 2012)
Houston’s charitable giving ranks it in the top 10 out of 366 metropolitan areas, a new report shows. The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area ranked No. 7 with $3.1 billion in total contributions, according to the “How America Gives” report from the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
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Houston ranks eighth in U.S. for number of large businesses

(HoustonBusinessJournal.com – July 30, 2012)
Houston ranked eighth in the nation in the number of large businesses in the city, according to a new analysis of 2010 data. The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metropolitan Statistical Area tallied 357 large businesses, defined as 500 employees or more. That’s the second-highest total in Texas, behind Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington’s 434 large businesses, according to On Numbers, the research division of the Business Journals. Dallas ranked fourth nationwide. Read more »

 

America's Coolest City to Live

(Forbes.com – July 26, 2012)
Houston is known for many things: Oil, NASA, urban sprawl and business-friendly policies. But the Texas city deserves to be known for something else: coolness. The Bayou City may not be the first place you associate with being hip or trendy. But Houston has something many other major cities don’t: jobs. Read more »

 

Houston Stretches Your Dollar

(Forbesl.com – July 9, 2012)
In first place is Houston, where the average annual wage in 2011 was $59,838, eighth highest in the nation. What puts Houston at the top of the list is the region’s relatively low cost of living, which includes such things as consumer prices and services, utilities and transportation costs and, most importantly, housing prices. Read more »

Top City Surviving Recession

(MainStreet.com – May 11, 2010)
MainStreet.com called Houston one of the top cities in the nation surviving the recent recession. The list highlighted Houston’s job growth forecast for the coming years and positive rankings for jobs from 2007 to 2009, during the height of the recession. Read more »