Economic Development in the Houston Bay Area
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  • The Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area (HMSA) covers more than 10,000 square miles and consists of 10 counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Waller.
  • The HMSA ranked fifth among U.S. metropolitan statistical areas with a population of 6.22 million (April 2012).
  • The HMSA’s real estate markets – both commercial and residential – finished an exceptionally strong year in 2012 and conditions remain positive into 2013.
  • The inventory of homes for sale is at a 12-year low and local home builders report a shortage of lots to build on.
  • Trulia, a major national real estate listing company, ranked Houston as the healthiest realty market in the country, driven by a healthy economy, especially in the oil and gas industry.

Helpful Tools - Bay Area Houston City Economic Development Web and Demographic Information

The region served by BAHEP is comprised of 13 communities in Harris and Galveston counties, adjacent to Galveston Bay, Texas.  As with all of Texas, the regional demographics are changing rapidly, both in terms of increased numbers and diversification. Overall, the regional profile showcases a population that is increasingly well educated, occupationally diverse, above-state-average in income and below-state-average in unemployment.  Links to the Economic Development organizations for each of the communities and demographics are available on our Regional Demographics page.
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