North Houston is a great place to do business. The region has a rapidly growing population and a ready workforce, making it attractive to diverse industries. Learn more about the more than 2.3 million people who live in our 3,000 square mile region.
North Houston Regional Profile
|Average HH Income
|Civilian Employed (16+ in Labor Force)
|Civilian Unemployed (16+ in Labor Force)
|High School Diploma
|Some College, No Degree
Major Employers in North Houston
The North Houston region is home to a diverse business and industry portfolio. Many companies have chosen this area for their corporate headquarter locations. Businesses range from small printing shops to major corporate headquarters.
North Houston Region Largest Companies
Texas has no personal or corporate income tax.
Texas Franchise Tax Rates
- 0.75% for most entities
- 0.375% for qualifying wholesalers and retailers*
- 0.331% for those entities with $20 million or less in Total Revenue (annualized per 12 month period on which the report is based) electing the E-Z Computation
The state sales tax rate is 6.25%. Certain city and local taxing entities may levy up to 2.00% sales tax in addition to the state sales tax.
The Tax Rate Locator on Texas Window on State Government website allows you to enter a specific address to determine the taxing jurisdiction(s) at that address.
Learn more about Texas property taxes here with the North Houston Region Taxes.
The North Houston Region's workforce is skilled, educated, and ready to work. The region's 2017 median age is 34.
Texas is a right-to-work state. For information about the Right to Work laws in the state of Texas, please visit the Office of Attorney General.
|2017 Civilian Population 16+ in Labor Force
|2017 Employed Population 16+ by Industry
|Total 16+ Population
Learn more about the workforce here: North Houston Region Workforce.
When training is needed there are multiple resources for providing training and workforce development.
Lone Star College
Lone Star College
is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and one of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation. In fall 2016, there were over 85,000 credit students enrolled. Combined with thousands more who take continuing education and leisure learning classes throughout the year, the college has about 95,000 students. Students rely on Lone Star College for Associate Degrees, certifications for work in high-demand industries, and credits that enable them to transfer to universities in Texas. Learn more with the Lone Star College Career Focus(pdf).
Lone Star College:
- Provides specialized, trade specific training in oil and gas, alternative energy, or mechanized production industries at the new, state-of-the-art Lone Star College Energy & Manufacturing Institute.
- Is a primary provider of nurses and health care workers and leading provider of fire fighters and EMTs in the Houston area.
- Provides opportunities for Bachelor's and advanced degrees through its university centers and partnerships with a number of four-year universities.
- Is a Top 5 producer of associate degrees nationwide.
- Provides a $3.1 billion annual economic impact to the local community.
Lone Star Corporate College
Lone Star Corporate College partners with global corporations to provide customized training, open enrollment courses, and professional seminars. There is a focus on the energy, computer technology, and advanced manufacturing sectors, but also training is also available for retail, hospitality, school districts, health care organizations, non-profits, and many other industries.
For more information, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail: CorporateCollege@LoneStar.edu.
Lone Star College Energy & Manufacturing Institute (LSC-EMI)
LSC-EMI is a resource for a multitude of industries including oil and gas, alternative energy, power generation and distribution, chemical plants and refineries, industrial and commercial maintenance, mechanized and automated production industries, welding, applied research and development, and many more.
The LSC-EMI offers customized, hands-on, competency-based technical training and education.
Workforce Solutions is the public workforce system for the 13-county Houston-Galveston region. Workforce Solutions partners with businesses, educational institutions, civic organizations, and community leaders to find solutions to labor needs of industries vital to the region and its economy. Workforce Solutions is comprised of the Texas Workforce Commission and a statewide network of 28 Workforce Development Boards.
Texas Workforce Commission
The Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency that oversees and provides workforce development services to employers and job seekers in Texas. Employee training programs funded by the Texas Workforce Commission include: