North Channel has much to offer business and industry, as well as to residents. Within its approximately 158 square miles, over 200,000 of the greater Houston area’s three million plus residents live. Continued growth is projected for the next five years and beyond. The area offers a suburban setting where major industry, commercial concerns, retail establishments and bedroom communities flourish. Due to its close proximity to the Port of Houston and the exceptional rail, highway, water and air transportation, the area offers business a smooth connection to local, regional and international markets.

Businesses range from manufacturing firms, chemical processing and refining entities, specialty valve manufacturers, major health care facilities, small business concerns and major retail operations. Plentiful labor in all skill levels and specialties is available. Pro-business governments and a supportive population enhance business growth.

The Chamber boundaries include land available for industrial and commercial development. Many sites are in unincorporated areas and offer lower tax rates. Within city limits, business-friendly governments seek to work with existing business and industry, and to provide an atmosphere to encourage new business start-ups or relocations.

Families find housing in every price range and quality schools staffed by competent, caring professional educators. Entertainment opportunities include excellent dining, a 24-screen multiplex cinema, two 18-hole golf courses, parks and water sports. Excellent facilities and leagues exist for youth sports including soccer, football, baseball, softball and basketball. The 230-acre Gene Green Park boasts an amphitheater, ball courts and fields, BMX bike trail and skate park.

A quality YMCA program also serves the area. Harris County Precinct 2 provides the area with community centers that offer a wide range of events for youth, senior citizens and residents. The North Shore Rotary Pavilion offers an open-air, covered facility for up to 5,000.

These qualities combine to make the area an attractive, affordable community in the Houston metropolitan area to live, work or do business. The North Channel area is truly A Great Place to Live and Work!