Source: HX Survey
If Houston were an independent nation, the region would have the 26th largest economy in the world, placing it behind Belgium ($494.7 billion) and ahead of Thailand ($455.4 billion).
Houston is home to the largest medical complex in the world, the Texas Medical Center, which provides clinical health care, research and education at its 58 institutions.
The Houston region is home to more than 19,400 biotech specialists and 6,650 of the world’s top medical researchers. Nearly 4,200 clinical trials were active in the Houston region in 2017, roughly 13.4% of all trials in the country.
More than 145 different languages are spoken in Houston. That’s the third largest number of languages spoken in a U.S. city behind New York (192) and LA (185). More than a third of Houstonians older than five speak a language other than English at home.
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