Houston: A world-class city filled with diversity and a booming economy

City of Houston


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.

“Both Jacobs and the City of Houston are renewing our 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, PE

Steve Clarke, PE

Vice President, Strategic Project Development - Americas South

  • 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

  • 4.2 K

    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

Houston Waterworks Team (CH2M and CDM Smith) - 2019 City of Houston Champions of Diversity Winner

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.