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Do Business Better

Downtown Houston is where business thrive; our environment features operational efficiency and affordability supported by a highly-educated, diverse workforce & extensive business networks.

Economic Development

Over the past two decades, Downtown has experienced a major resurgence. More than $9 billion has been invested in new parks and public spaces, as the neighborhood has welcomed new hotels, new multi-family residential developments, new and renovated office towers, renovations and expansions to convention and theater facilities and continued investments in infrastructure and transit. This revolutionary period of growth has made Downtown an even better place to live, work and play.


Why Downtown Houston?

  • Access to young, diverse, highly educated workforce
  • The center of an extraordinarily powerful economic and social convergence
  • Proximity to the key legacy players in energy, professional services, healthcare, legal and manufacturing industries
  • Unparalleled multi-modal connectivity
  • High quality of life, including outstanding dining, arts, hotels, sports and events
  • World-class business environment
  • An ecosystem of startups, investors, corporations, academia and government
  • A clean, safe and friendly environment

Research & Reports

Our research team delivers insightful data analysis to educate and inform decision makers. Quarterly reports cut through the clutter of opinions and information to distill key drivers and decision points to invest and set public policy.

Incentives + Programs

We provide financial incentives through public and private sector partnerships designed to make Downtown Houston a place where Houstonians and visitors want to live, work, and play.


In Public & Private Investments


Square Feet of Office Space


Businesses Housed in the District


The region's largest concentration of Fortune 500s energizes Downtown. Dreamers aspiring to "be someone" find fertile ground to start something new. Welcome to Houston's most diverse collection of creators, movers, shakers, and future-shapers.