Houston is one of the thriving business centers of Texas. In fact, the city is home to the second most Fortune 500 corporate headquarters in the United States, behind only New York City, and has one of the strongest job markets in the United States. Because Houston is such a business hub for energy-related organizations and beyond, Texas Executive Education offers Open Enrollment classes in Houston to provide businesses and professionals convenient access to the program’s offerings in their own city. 

Houston’s Economy
Houston is internationally recognized for its dominance in the energy and oil and gas industries, and is also a leader in healthcare and oilfield equipment construction. Refineries and distribution centers cluster near the port, while energy companies and other major employers tend to establish a presence either downtown or in a submarket. The Houston region is one of the most important industrial bases in the world and was recently ranked No. 1 among the top U.S. manufacturing cities, according Manufacturers’ News Inc in 2014. Houston is also home to the largest medical complex in the world - the Texas Medical Center - and provides clinical health care with 7.2 million annual patient visits, research and education at its 54 institutions.

Culture and Diversity in Houston
As an international business city, Houston also has a vibrant art and cultural scene, and is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse cities in the United States. More than 100 languages are spoken throughout the Houston area, and 8,000 restaurants represent cuisine from more than 35 countries and American regions. In fact, Esquire named Houston one of the Top 10 Restaurant Cities in America (2010). Houston’s diversity is accentuated by more than 500 cultural, visual and performing arts organizations, and it is one of only five cities in the United States with resident companies in theater, ballet, the symphony and opera.

Houston Location
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
111 North Post Oak Lane
Houston, Texas 77024
713.680.2626, Fax 713.680.2992


Texas Executive Education Energy Certificate classes are one-day programs that meet on select Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Texas Executive Education will send a program schedule and a map with location information and nearby hotels three weeks before each session.