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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 2.4 million people who live in our 2,700 square mile region. Lone Star College can assist you in expanding your business in developing new training programs for your employees. The Lone Star College workforce development process is used to develop new degrees and certificates. Lone Star Corporate College can assist with this process to build new training programs for your employees. 

North Houston Regional Profile

Key Indicator 2022
Population 2.6M
Median Age 34.4
Average HH Income $108,638
Civilian Employed (16+ in Labor Force) ---
Civilian Unemployed (16+ in Labor Force) ---
High School Diploma ---
Some College, No Degree ---
Associate Degree ---
Bachelor's Degree ---
Graduate/Professional Degree ---

Source: U.S. Census Bureau. Esri forecasts for 2022.

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


Income Tax

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

*Additional information is available through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Office.

Sales Tax

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.

Property Tax

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. 

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.

Learn more about the workforce here: North Houston Region Workforce

Workforce Development

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. Lone Star College enrolls more than 80,000 students each semester. 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. Refer to Lone Star College Programs of Study for the latest degree adn certificate options offered system wide. Learn more with the Lone Star College Career Focus. Lone Star College:
  • To explore the development of a program - not currently offered contact LSC-OEER@LoneStar.edu
  • Provides opportunities for Bachelor's and advanced degrees through its university centers and partnerships with a number of four-year universities.
  • 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.

Workforce Solutions

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:

  • Texas Workforce Commission Skills Development Fund
    Private for-profit businesses and private non-profit hospitals can be a partner in a SDF project. Contact LoneStar.edu/Corporate-College to get started on an application
  • WIOA
    WIOA is landmark legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation's public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
    The mission of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is to serve as a resource, partner, and advocate for Texas higher education, resulting in a globally competitive workforce that positions Texas as an international leader.


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Fast Facts of Lone Star College
  • Enrolls more than 80,000 students each semester
  • One of the fastest-growing college system in U.S.
  • 11 school districts, 2,700 square miles, population of 2.4 million
  • Recognized as a Top 10 Degree Producer for minorities
Contact Information
Email: LSC-NHEDC@lonestar.edu