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Humble growth: NE Houston on brink of explosive growth

Humble growth: NE Houston on brink of explosive growth

HOUSTON - The northeast Houston corridor is growing rapidly. Its wealthiest residents will make up a larger percentage of the area’s population in 2020 than it ever has.

Land in northeast Houston is cheaper and more bountiful, too, which has led to more developers eyeing the area. Couple that with a population that’s geting wealthier, and it’s a perfect setup for development.

Perhaps most critical to the area’s historic growth is its freeway access, though. Northeast Houston’s infrastructure attracts workers who commute to the Port, downtown and more. From an ingress and egress perspective, it creates some of the most attractive plots of land in Houston.

Commercial heavyweights and trendsetters such as San Antonio-based H-E-B Grocery Co., Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System and Washington-based Costco Wholesale Corp. have all either recently bought land or established themselves in the area.
The Lake Houston Economic Development Partnership tracks six ZIP codes that fall into one of several jurisdictions, and there’s not a central public entity that binds those areas.
In some cases, businesses across the street from one another will be permitted under different cities, said Mike Prats of Lake Houston Economic Development Partnership.
The partnership is trying its best to change that. The “Lake Houston” brand launched in 2009; prior to that, the Lake Houston EDC was known as the Humble EDC. Lake Houston, which sits between Humble, Kingwood and Atascocita, now represents the northeast Houston community.


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