From pioneering work in the energy and space industries to an incredible array of cultural options, Houston, Texas, is a trailblazing city, full of diversity and rich in accomplishments. It is also the site of the 2013 Executive MBA Council Conference.
The city enjoys a long history of achievement. Houston is home to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, where Mission Control directed the first moon landing. The city constructed the world’s first domed stadium, the Astrodome. The Texas Medical Center in Houston offers the world’s largest concentration of health care and research institutions. In fact, the first successful heart transplant took place in Houston.
As a global city and the fourth largest city in the United States, Houston benefits from a thriving business community with a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, health care, and transportation. Only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters.
The city unites a population from a wide variety of backgrounds, whether ethnic, religious, or international. Its cultural scene reflects the diversity of the city, with an active visual and performing arts scene and year-round resident companies in all major performing arts. Houston’s Museum District attracts more than seven million visitors a year.
Start exploring the many facets of Houston at www.visithoustontexas.com.