Performance indicator:

Economist Intelligence United Global Competitiveness Index Overall Score

Indicator description:

This indicator provides a measure of Houston’s world-wide economic competitiveness. The indicator ranks cities according to demonstrated ability to attract capital, businesses, talent and visitors as measured across thematic categories of economic strength, human capital, institutional effectiveness, financial maturity, global appeal, physical capital, environmental and natural hazards, and social and cultural character.

This indicator is associated with the following goals:

Note: Plan Houston's performance indicators are intended to inform the public and policy makers on the community's success at achieving Plan Houston's community goals. Identifying current performance is a first step; future steps could include tracking progress over time and establishing preferences on outcomes.