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Houston #4 City to Launch Small Business

by | Oct 21, 2009 | Observations

Fortune Small Business just released their annual rankings of the top metro areas to launch a small business and Houston came in at number four! They cite the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, the Medical Center and the Greater Houston Partnership as a few of the reasons small businesses can find success here.

There’s a side bar called “Launch Toolbox: Resources for Getting Started in Houston” and there are some familiar names listed.  The Rice Alliance, GHP and University of Houston’s Small Business Development Center are all featured.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I’m glad Houston’s finally getting this kind of national attention.  We’re so much more diverse than the Oil Town stereotype.  The more people realize this the better off our economy and our city will be.

In a similar vein, Fortune Small Business has a slideshow on their website featuring “Indie Houston.”  From BBQ to our museums and boutique hotels, it’s got a great sample of what our city has to offer.  Kudos to reporter Adriana Gardella for taking the time over the past few years to get to know our city, culture and people. 

What quirky only-in-Houston things is the slideshow missing?  Are there any hidden gems that we should know about to highlight the best of Houston?

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