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Port and Research Facilities Set Houston Apart

Houston has several attributes that set it apart from other U.S. cities. For one, the Port of Houston is the nation’s top-ranked port in total waterborne tonnage, foreign waterborne tonnage and vessel transits. It is the sixth-largest container port in the country and the fastest-growing among the top 10. Port-area industrial demand is on the rise and leasing activity is expected to remain strong in 2021.

For another, Houston produces more medical doctorates than any other MSA and generates more research doctorates in the areas of biology and physical sciences (chemistry, physics, etc.) than San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle. Pairing this top talent along with the world’s largest medical center and more than 40 globally revered research institutions, it is clear that Houston has secured its position as one of the nation’s top emerging life science clusters and port cities.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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