North Houston Economic Development

Contact: Debbie Howle, PCED
Deborah.Howle@LoneStar.edu
832-813-6629

Welcome to the North Houston Region

A robust and diverse business environment, steady growth, and a ready workforce are among the many reasons businesses are moving to the North Houston region. Forested beauty, outstanding educational opportunities, abundant parks, lakes, and recreational venues are reasons their employees want to live here.

The North Houston Regional Center for Economic Development (NHRCED) is proud to serve the more than 1,400 square miles of towns, districts, and unincorporated communities that comprise the region. NHRCED works in collaboration with regional EDOs, chambers of commerce, business and industry, and government agencies and officials to ensure that our region continues to provide value and profitability to businesses seeking to relocate or to expand to our region.

NHRCED is a division of Lone Star College (LSC) and is housed within the LSC Office of External Affairs. LSC is a major contributor to the local, regional, and state economy and is committed to developing and building the region's workforce. Examples of that commitment include:

Fast Facts

  • More than 1,400 square miles of towns, districts, and communities
  • Population of 2.4 million (2016)
  • Projected population of 2.7 million (2021)
  • Median age, 33.7 (2016)
  • Projected median age, 34.1 (2021)
  • Average household income, $89,035 (2016)
  • Projected average household income, $96,504 (2021)
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LSC-Corporate College

Providing customized and open enrollment workforce training in partnership with business.
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LSC-Energy & Manufacturing Institute

Providing the North Houston Region with hands-on, competency-based technical training.
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LSC-Community Leadership Institute

Providing the North Houston Region premier leadership development.
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LSC-Small Business Development

Assisting the North Houston Region's new and established businesses to grow and succeed.
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