Huntsville is a culturally elevated community that is home to many artists, business owners, and friendly companions of the sort. As a historical town, Huntsville generates many national and international visitors who are interested in gaining insight to Texas History. After touring museums and learning more about the History of Huntsville, many people decide to make it their home and place of study. Huntsville houses one of the top universities in the nation, Sam Houston State University, which has expanded over 3% in the last two years. With a small town feel and a big city mentality, we hope you make your home in Home Sweet Huntsville.
The City continues to see strong construction growth with $93.8 million in commercial permits and $36 million in residential permits issued since 2018. Huntsville is seeking quality development!
Location! Location! Location!
Strategically located on the Interstate 45 corridor, Huntsville is 70 miles North of Houston and 170 miles South of Dallas and sits within the Texas triangle. Huntsville is one hour from George Bush International Airport and 75 minutes from the Port of Houston, drawing from a workforce of over 4 million within a 75-mile radius.
Featuring multiple locally owned and operated businesses that have been fixtures in the city for decades, Huntsville was the number one ranked small city in the United States for a business environment and fifth for being one of the best places to start a small business by WalletHub.
Building the Future
The City of Huntsville voters approved a three bond proposition in 2016, totaling $128,000,000 to replace city facilities, including $73,000,000 in waterworks and sewer facilities. Additionally, the City continues to commit to an aggressive street maintenance program by devoting approximately $1.5 million annually to our roadways.
"Welcome to the City of Huntsville, where a warm welcome awaits! The city of Huntsville has enjoyed a rich history of economic growth since its founding in 1835. We are a community that is proud of its past but is looking to the future. Huntsville is a prime location for business owners optimally positioned on the I-45 corridor between Houston & Dallas. This charming community is also home to Sam Houston State University, one of the fastest-growing universities in the state, which provides the city with a continuous pool of talented graduates entering the workforce. We have many projects underway strengthening the city for what is yet to come. Let us help you find a home here in Home Sweet Huntsville!" -Mayor Brauninger
The Greater Houston Partnership strives to make the region the best place to live, work and build a business. We serve over 1,200 member companies in the 11-county Houston region, including Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker and Waller counties.
H-GAC is the regional organization through which local governments consider issues and cooperate in solving area-wide problems. Through H-GAC, local governments also initiate efforts in anticipating and preventing problems, saving public funds. The 13-county H-GAC service region is growing, becoming more diverse, and constantly changing. In order to address the needs of citizens and businesses, local governments are providing leadership to guide regional development wisely and manage change constructively.
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base.
Located in the SHSU University Plaza building on the west side of Huntsville, the main objective of the SBDC is to help small businesses get started and to help existing businesses raise their profit potential. The center aims to promote and strengthen the economic well-being of the community through a variety of educational services for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
The Huntsville Walker County Chamber of Commerce was organized in 1934 to improve the business climate in Huntsville and the surrounding areas. It is a volunteer-driven organization that unites business and professional leaders in the area to expand the economy. The chamber provides a venue through which members and volunteers can get involved and accomplish collectively what no one business could do alone.
Recognizing the tremendous opportunity for growth in Huntsville presented by the expanding Houston Metro area, H-GAC partnered with the City of Huntsville and the Design Workshop team in completing a study that would better position the city for housing and economic improvements.