Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership's target industries for expansion and recruitment are:
The significance of the aerospace sector is evident with the presence of Johnson Space Center and the related JSC contractors. A complete list of JSC contractors is available here.
Additionally, the chemical and plastics industry concentration is strong with more than 60 international companies located throughout the Bayport Industrial Complex. These facilities produce the essential building blocks for many of today's everyday products such as plastic bottles, cleaning agents, antifreeze, grocery bags, and more.
The business services cluster provides evidence that the Bay Area Houston region is well supported by a mature system of auxiliary enterprises suitable to a new technology industry concentration. Beneficiaries of this strong support system are the software, biotechnology and communications equipment clusters. Most of these companies work in tandem with existing NASA and chemical/petrochemical industries, but quite a few also serve the biomedical and bioresearch developments growing from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.