Located in the southeastern part of the state, it is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land.
Houston’s economy boasts of a broad industrial base in energy, transportation, manufacturing and aeronautics. It is also a leading city in building oilfield equipment and health care sector. It is also home to the second highest number of Fortune 500 headquarters after New York City.

Houston is ranked a global city, with strengths in international trade, business, technology, media, fashion, entertainment, education, science, research and medicine.
The city’s population comes from various religious and ethnic backgrounds and consists of a large and growing international community. Is has also been dubbed as the most diverse city in the United States. It is also home to numerous cultural exhibits and institutions.