The rise and rise of Houston, space city of the 21st centuryBy Greater Houston Partnership
With Nasa’s launch of Artemis 1 on 16 November 2022, the new moon race has begun – and the opportunities for businesses have never been clearer. The space economy could be worth $1trn by 2040, according to GlobalData estimates; decision-makers aiming to get in on the action are turning their minds to where and how they can profit. Houston, home to the world’s only urban spaceport and a burgeoning commercial space sector, offers the answer. With a labour force comprising more than 23,000 aerospace and aviation professionals, a venture capital scene supporting over 700 start-ups and the lowest living costs among the US’s top ten most populous metro areas, Houston’s status as a location for starting and growing a business is clear. The brightest minds in aerospace, life sciences and energy are flocking to the city to make their mark on the next era of humanity’s conquest of space. Fill in your details to find out more.