Houston, Texas has a wonderfully diverse culture, with something to offer everyone, whether you are self-employed or on an upwardly mobile career path. We are one of the most diverse cities in the US with all the restaurants to prove it. But that’s not the biggest reason to move to Houston. Let’s face it; it’s all about jobs, yes JOBS.
This past year Houston has generated 107,400 new jobs across all sections of its economy. We have shown double digit growth in support services for oil and exploration companies, engineering services, and our favorite; construction. This kind of growth means everyone is more secure in their position. With sustainable employment not being a major concern in people’s lives, we shop more, eat out more and have more money to spend on recreation. All these things put more money into the local economic coffers and keep Houston a vibrant and exciting place to live.
We are past the “Recovery” and are heading into a time of solid growth. I have seen different growth statics spread over the next several years for Houston and they all have one thing in common. They all point to more growth. We are not slowing down any time soon. With Exxon Mobil building in The Woodlands, the Port of Houston expansion and Route 99, our latest highway project, nearing completion we are on a fast track for greater growth and more expansion in the upcoming years.
This means more jobs in the coming future which results in more need for housing and commercial space as well as industrial development. Houston is positioned for several years of positive growth in all categories. It is a great time to invest in this growing economy. Property values continue to rise. The job market is growing faster than the rest of the country. Unemployment is only at 5.1%, a full point lower than the national average.
What are you waiting for? Make your plans to come to Houston today.