As the bedrock of major consumer, business and government activity, the financial sector remains critical to the functioning of Downtown’s economy.
Capitalizing on the diversity of Downtown’s industry and our strength as the Gulf Coast region’s largest concentration of skilled talent allows the financial sector to be a major catalyst for disruptive innovation and economic growth. Employing over 20,000 skilled professionals, Downtown’s financial institutions serve local, regional and global companies, provide access to capital and services to support and bolster the research and innovation, capital projects execution and the entrepreneurial growth that makes Downtown a major hub for the financial services industry.
Downtown has established itself as one of the Gulf Coast’s largest financial centers. Downtown’s banking and finance industry spans the full array of service providers, including prominent global banking and financial institutions, private equity and venture capital firms, regional and community banks, seed and angel investors and credit unions.
In 2019, 10 foreign countries have representation through Houston’s 19 foreign banks in addition to these U.S.-based banks and financial services companies.