City overview: Houston

Houston has earned a reputation as the “Energy Capital of the World” and is on pace to surpass Chicago as the third most populous city in the US over the next five years. The biggest city in Texas also has a rich aerospace history, having served as the site of mission control for many a NASA voyage beginning in the 1960s. Nearby Galveston serves as a cruise port on the Gulf of Mexico. Beyond the major industries, Houston is one of the most diverse metro areas in the country.