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Houston

Keeping Space City on the path to smart growth and prosperity

Houston downtown

Ranked in the Top 30 by U.S. News & World Report both for places to live and to retire, Houston, Texas’ economy is strong, culture is diverse and quality of life is spectacular.

Houston is a major hub of the oil and gas industries, an aerospace and science innovator and a growing center for manufacturing and health care, with the largest medical complex in the world, Texas Medical Center.  Attracting new visitors and residents from across the country and around the world, it’s also  one of the top 25 major U.S. cities for convention, conference and seminar travelers and home to one of the nation's 10th largest convention centers.

With more than 6.7 million residents in the metro area and its economic growth potential topping the charts, life in Space City’s never been more prosperous – and Jacobs is partnering across the city to deliver even more for future generations.

16.4%

growth in Houston's population between 2010 and 2017, the fastest rate of growth among the nation's largest metros

431+

conventions, events and shows hosted at Houston’s George R. Brown Center Center in 2016, drawing in nearly 630K attendees and an estimated economic impact of $253M

4.2K

Houston-based clinical trials in 2017, representing 13.4% of the U.S. total

135+

space shuttle flights guided by Houston’s Johnson Space Center Mission Control

Both Jacobs and the City of Houston are renewing focus on how we interact with the environment around us while creating a resilient and digitally-enabled city that’s poised for continued growth and expansion. The opportunity to be a part of major buildings, infrastructure and discovery projects that are generational in nature, in the city that I love, is highly satisfying.

Steve Clarke
Division Vice President, Coastal Texas

2019 City of Houston Champions of Diversity Winner

Connecting communities

The path to smart growth and prosperity depends on connected communities. At 655 square miles, Houston is a large location with many important attributes to connect – industry, culture and tourist destinations to name a few. By plane, train, car or boat, we’re partnering with agencies to continue advancing the solutions that have made Houston a world-class city.

Preparing for a resilient future

Creating a legacy

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