As the biggest city in Texas, Houston’s cultural and ethnic diversity are driving growth and transforming the city in a way that is being reflected in communities across the United States.
Its economy is thriving, driven by the oil and gas industry, medical services and technology. Houston is the home of Fortune 500 corporate headquarters, as well as a bustling port. Yet the prosperity paradox remains here and around the country—not all of our communities have a share of this expansive economy.
The Atlantic gathered city officials, local industry and community leaders for a robust discussion about Houston and its efforts to create opportunity for all those who call it home.