Major Employers

Downtown boasts the premier global address for business, from Fortune 500 companies to startups and entreprenuers. With an impressive 10 Fortune 500 headquarters located in Downtown and a total 20 total throughout Metro Houston—including Kinder Morgan, Waste Management, CenterPoint Energy and Enterprise Products Partners, just to name a few — Downtown leads Texas as the hub for HQs.

Why? From championing innovation to access to young eclectic diverse global talent to cost advantages to a vibrant lifestyle that offers a rich mix of amenities, we are not only positioned for success, we are poised for it. And so are the companies that grow and move here.

Largest Private Employers
Key Stats
4,500+
Number of Companies in Downtown, May 2019
20
Fortune 500 HQs, Metro Houston
10
Fortune 500 HQs in Downtown
157,000+
Total Employment
51.4 Million
Total Office Space (SF)
33.7 Million
Class A Office Space (SF)
35.4 Million
LEED or Energy Star Office Space
40
LEED Office Buildings & Projects