Sunday, March 15, 2009

Houston #1 Corporate Growth In The United States

From the Houston Business Journal, a report about Houston at "the No. 1 spot for the first time on Site Selection magazine’s list of Top Metro rankings for corporate location and expansion activity."

Eat that, Chicago (#3)!!

And coming in at #2 behind Houston? Our little sister to the north, Dallas.
Site Selection said Houston clinched the top spot after scoring 179 corporate real estate deals in 2008, unseating three-year incumbent Chicago-Naperville-Joliet.
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington finished No. 2 with 156 projects, and Chicago came in third with 138.

Last year, Houston was No. 4 behind Cincinnati and St. Louis for cities with more than 1 million in population.

“Site Selection ’s award adds to the long and growing list of distinctions the Houston area is earning for our business recruitment, business retention, job creation and economic growth efforts,” Jeff Moseley, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Houston Partnership, said in a statement. “We will continue to show that the Houston region is the most attractive place to locate or expand your business in the United States.”
There is no place in The United States that I would rather own real estate right now than in and around the Houston metro area and definitely in the rightfully proud great State of Texas. (That's why I do, of course.)