One of the primary goals in developing The Woodlands was to create jobs for residents and provide a strong economic foundation for the community. Located just 27 miles from downtown Houston, the country’s fourth largest city, The Woodlands is a major work center with 1,700 employers and more than 47,000 employees. It is home to companies such as Anadarko Petroleum, Aon Hewitt, Baker Hughes, Chevron Phillips, Fox Networks Group, Huntsman and US Oncology.
Employers chose The Woodlands for themselves and their employees because of the quality of life, excellent educational opportunities, close proximity to George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and the superior reputation of the community as a destination for business, travel and commerce. The Woodlands Town Center, the 1,000-acre “downtown” of The Woodlands, is a uniquely sophisticated, pedestrian-friendly commercial district. This growing, vital environment includes:
Situated at the junction of Montgomery and Harris Counties, The Woodlands is also served by two major thoroughfares – I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road. Montgomery County is ranked among the 100 fastest growing counties in the nation. The Woodlands is designed to support the dynamic business and residential growth occurring in this area today and projected for the future.