Lake Houston Economic Development

Where Houston Ranks

Houston Industry Profile

Business Tax Rates

Business Incentives

Local and State Incentives

The business-friendly Lake Houston area is strategically located  in one of the most vibrant markets in North America, just 20 miles North of downtown Houston along Highway 59. The Lake Houston area and our communities can be counted on to have the same pro-business outlook and culture that Texas is famous for.

The Lake Houston area is not just one community. It is comprised of several cities and communities including; Atascocita, Fall Creek, Humble, Kingwood, Summerwood and parts of Spring. While experiencing the area in person would be ideal, the next best thing is to access the community profiles available here on our website. We provide a comprehensive look at the Lake Houston area. Each individual community is profiled in order to get a sense of both the area as a whole and what makes each individual community unique. In our area and individual community profiles, information is available on such topics as existing industries, major employers, state and local tax information, roads and other infrastructure, education, housing and climate.

The demographics of the Lake Houston area speak for themselves: A low unemployment rate coupled with an educated and skilled workforce makes this an area where industries can make a home and businesses can grow and prosper.  Low taxes, a great climate, quality residential communities, ample outdoor and athletic recreation, and a cost of living that is 7.8% below the U.S. average, make for a quality of life which is unmatched.

Demographic information can also be accessed on the site. We provide a demographic overview of the Lake Houston area. Site visitors may also view the individual demographics of the communities of Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita, Fall Creek, Summerwood and Spring. Accessing the population demographic data in addition to the broader community profile will bring together the human resources with the regional resources and allow a comprehensive view of the region to emerge.

Data for All Businesses in the Lake Houston Area

Total Establishments: 6,649
Total Employees: 75,683
Total Residential Population: 235,414
Employee/Residential Population Ratio: 0.24
Labor Force 16+: 120,849
Employed Civilian Population 16+: 112,996
Unemployed Population 16+: 7,721
2013 Unemployment Rate: 6.4%

Top 10 Employers

2013 Company & Employment
1.   Humble ISD 1910
2.   Kingwood Med Center 1300
3.   Insperity 1200
4.   Memorial Hermann NE 933
5.   Bush IAH Airport 750
6.   Lawler Foods 418
7.   CDI Energy Products 400
8.   Panalpina 382
9.   Union Tank Car Co. 300
10. Integrated Airline Svcs 300


Fastest Growing Industries
Industry Data by NAICAS Code

[table caption="Business Data by NAICAS Codes"]

by NAICAS Codes-BUSINESS[attr colspan="2"]-EMPLOYEES[attr colspan="2"]
By Industry-Number-Percent-Number-Percent
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting-22-0.33%-46-0.06%
Wholesale Trade-273-4.11%-2,517-3.33%
Retail Trade-992-14.92%-11,580-15.30%
Transportation & Warehousing-272-4.09%-7,074-9.35%
Finance & Insurance-485-7.29%-1,917-2.53%
Real Estate, Rental & Leasing-402-6.05%-3,013-3.98%
Professional, Scientific & Tech Services-592-8.90%-3,000-3.96%
Management of Companies & Enterprises-4-0.06%-9-0.01%
Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation Services-244-3.67%-2,724-3.60%
Educational Services-161-2.42%-5,779-7.64%
Health Care & Social Assistance-764-11.50%-8,607-11.37%
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation-123-1.85%-1,296-1.71%
Accommodation & Food Services-525-7.90%-10,413-13.76%
Other Services (except Public Administration)-814-12.24%-4,127-5.45%
Public Administration-87-1.31%-1,965-2.60%

Source: Data Provided by: Applied Geographic Solutions. Copyright © 2014, Tactician Corp and/or its suppliers. All Rights Reserved.

Job Predictions by NAICS Code
[table caption="Business Growth Predicitions by NAICAS Codes"]
NAICS Code-Description-2011 Jobs-2016 Jobs-Change-% Change- 2011 Average Earnings
72211-Full Service Restaurants-3,660-4,277-617-17%-$23,093
62211-General Medical and Surgical Hospitals-3,245-3,735-490-15%-$69,448
72221-Limited Service Eating Places-4,158-4,647-489-12%-$19,737
93000-Local government-2,573-2,907-334-13%-$56,916
62111-Offices of Physicians-1,573-1,881-308-20%-$111,009
45291-Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters-1,841-2,113-272-15%-$39,461
62441-Child Day Care Services-1,829-2,092-263-14%-$22,568
56141-Document Preparation Services-1,046-1,261-215-21%-$27,394
81411-Private Households-1,001-1,165-164-16%-$9,300
44511-Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores-1,859-1,994-135-7%-$29,155
Source: EMSI Complete Employment – 2011.4
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