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Headquarters Capital

Houston is home to 26 Fortune 500 company headquarters and one of the largest concentrations of U.S. headquarters locations for companies from around the world. Houston’s success as a top global market for headquarters is driven by its business-friendly climate, high-growth population and proximity to diverse professional and corporate services talent.

Business Climate

Houston offers one of the best business climates in the nation. Houston is pro-growth, with low costs and low regulations, and with no corporate or personal income tax at the state level, companies operating in Houston enjoy one of the lowest overall tax burdens in the country.

As a great global city, Houston offers incredible connectivity to destinations across the country and around the world, providing daily non-stop flights to more than 190 destinations. Corporate executives living in the Houston region also enjoy a low cost of living while maintaining a high quality of life with amenities you expect to find in a world-class city.


Fortune 500 Cos.


Fortune 1000 Cos.


Forbes Global 2000 Cos.

55M SF

Class A Space


Business Establishments

As the 7th largest metro economy in the U.S. and with the nation's youngest and most diverse talent pool, Houston truly is the top headquarters city of the Americas. 

Notable Employers
44 out of 113

U.S. publicly traded oil and gas companies are located in Houston

Fortune 500

Houston ranks #3 among U.S. metro areas in Fortune 500 headquarters


Houston is home to 18 Forbes Global 2000 headquarters

Need more information about Houston as the Headquarters Capital? Your dedicated team member can help:

  • Assist in site selection analysis
  • Assist in evaluating and applying for incentives
  • Aid in the permitting process
  • Provide data on key business facilities
  • Facilitate and foster key introductions
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