Three of Houston’s seven major employment centers are located inside Loop 610 – Downtown, the Texas Medical Center and Greenway Plaza. According to the Houston-Galveston Area Council, these three employment centers account for as many as 450,000 jobs. Downtown Houston is the largest business district in the City of Houston and serves as the headquarters for more than 3,500 businesses.

The world-renowned Texas Medical Center is the largest medical and research center in the country. Looking at Houston’s skyline, Greenway Plaza looks like another downtown. It is comprised of 10 commercial buildings which range from 11 to 31 stories. Although it is not one of the seven major employment centers in Houston, activities through the Port of Houston spin off millions of jobs nationally. It ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled, second in total cargo tonnage handled and is the tenth largest port in the world.

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