There’s reason for optimism about Houston’s ‘global economy’ for the rest of 2023 – Houston Public Media


The downtown Houston skyline.

According to Greater Houston Partnership chief economist Patrick Jankowski, “Houston’s fortunes rise and fall with those of the nations it conducts business with.” That’s one of the messages he will impart Friday (May 12, 2023) when the GHP hosts a luncheon to unveil a report on the state of Houston’s global economy.

Among the stats in Jankowski’s report, backing up that message:

More than 12,000 Houston-based companies export goods and services
Houston ships more goods and commodities overseas than any U.S. market
We see more tonnage come through the Port of Houston than anywhere else
We have more than 1,700 foreign-owned firms here
1.7 million Houstonians were born outside the U.S.

In the audio above, he shares a preview with us on Friday’s Houston Matters and connects the dots between Houston’s global economic activity and what individual…

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