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March News Digest
Since 2011 the Houston area has been in the top three metropolitan areas in the U.S. for corporate relocations and expansions. In 2017 it recorded 196 new and expanded corporate facilities – second only to the Chicago metro area with 402. Bob Harvey, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Greater Houston Partnership, the region’s economic development body, said, “Houston is the most diverse city in the U.S. and companies thrive in our region. We are proud to accept this recognition as one of the most dynamic economies in the nation.”
Texas has 52 billionaires on the Forbes Magazine’s 2018 Rich List – including 13 in Houston.
The wealthiest Houstonian is Rich Kinder, Chairman and Chief Executive of the pipeline company Kinder Morgan, with a fortune estimated at $6.2 billion.
Houston City Council has launched a more user friendly web site at www.houston.gov. It has an automatic translation feature for the 100 languages reflecting the city’s diversity. The site is accessed by almost half a million users every month.