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 Economic Development Center (NHEDC) is proud to serve the more than 2,700 square miles of towns, districts, and unincorporated communities that comprise the region. NHEDC 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 expand to our region.

NHEDC is a division of Lone Star College (LSC) and is housed within the LSC Office of External & Employer Relations. 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

  • Total enrollment of more than 80,000+ (credit and non-credit)
  • Locations in Harris & Montgomery Counties, seven colleges, seven centers, eight workforce centers of excellence.
  • One of the top 3 largest colleges in the nation.
  • 11 school districts, 2,700 square miles, population of 2.4 million
  • Recognized as a Top 10 Degree Producer for minorities

LSC-Corporate College

Providing customized and open enrollment workforce training in partnership with business.
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LSC-Leadership and Economic Development

Providing the North Houston Region premier leadership development.
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