Clearly Houston is the greatest city to ever have existed. But guess what – we actually have the science to prove it! And by science, we mean these studies that were totally carried out by other people, but hey, someone had to put them all in one place for your convenience. Check out these 15 ways Houston tops everyone else:
Not to brag or anything, but Houston pretty much crushed the recession. Not only were we the first major city to regain all of our jobs after the crash, but as of 2013, we had also added two more jobs for every one we lost. And in 2014, we had the highest job creation index score. Sooo... we’re basically killin’ it.
Not only do we have the largest medical center in the US, but with 21 hospitals, eight academic and research institutions, and 50 related organizations, we have the largest medical center in the ENTIRE WORLD.
It’s hard to compete with a city that hosts over eight million people and 72 Fortune 500 Companies, but thanks to our Energy Corridor, Houston hosts a solid 26 Fortune 500 companies – well ahead of Dallas’s pathetic 19 and DC’s measly 20.
Low cost of living – including things like consumer prices and services, utilities and transportation costs, housing, and $2 breakfast tacos – helped Houston take the top spot in terms of stretching your income.
Just kidding! It does get better – ‘cause according to Forbes, Houston will widely be considered America’s "next great global city" by 2023. We’re pretty sure this means Houston’s going to be the best city in the world. Nbd.
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