District Strengths

The International Management District offers many advantages to businesses and residents including:

  • Great location with access to the Port of Houston, Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport via Beltway 8.
  • A large, capable workforce spanning many trades and specialties.
  • Availability of vacant tracts for retail, office, industrial or mixed use development, as well as a large stock of space for sale or lease, much of it along or near Beltway 8.
  • Excellent transportation access to all major activity centers via Beltway 8, Westpark Tollway, Southwest Freeway (US 59) and State Highway 6.
  • Houston’s International Trade Center, located within the District.
  • Ethnic diversity that appeals to all types of users and residents. Multiple languages spoken by business owners and the workforce.
  • Major energy industry employers, including Halliburton and National Oilwell Varco, at the two principal entrances to the District. Energy industry firms are welcome.
  • Proven success of large retail centers such as the Hong Kong Mall, Sun’s Club, Viet Hoa Market and H.E.B.
  • Major Asian media outlets in the District including Southern News Group, KTBU International TV, Ban TV, and Radio Saigon Houston.
  • Business support provided by the Houston Metropolitan, Asian, Vietnamese, and Chinese chambers of commerce.
  • Community support provided by the Alief Super Neighborhood Council, Chinese Community Center, City of Houston Southwest Multi-Service Center, and Vietnamese Community Center.

Immigrants from Asia and Latin America have become critical components in a Texas job machine that’s created nearly 158,000 jobs in Houston and more than 500,000 jobs statewide since the recession in 2009. Anna Werner reports.

handshake-150x150The District has over 2,900 businesses in virtually every industry sector. The District works with the business community to enhance, improve and assist wherever possible, the expansion and growth of business opportunities through our planned projects and programs. In 2009, the District is still in the planning process to adopt a Mobility, Transportation, Environmental and Urban Design Master Plan. When completed and approved by the Board of Directors the plan will include recommendations for new street signage, landscaping and monumentation to create an identifiable look for the District’s major thoroughfares, entranceways, pedestrian crosswalks and business area. In upcoming months we will also develop programs to promote community support of local businesses. The District also has an abundance of good quality storefront space available on busy thoroughfares with great street front exposure. To learn more about the opportunities in the District or for a District tour please feel free to contact District staff at bburks@haweshill.com or glarson@haweshill.com, we look forward to hearing from you.