Our Woodlands. Our Future.


As of 2016, The Woodlands has over 63,000 employees with the ultimate projected at over 79,000 jobs. Dips in employment reflect the 1980s economic crisis and September 11, 2001. Also in the early 2000s, the acreage for Harper’s Landing, Grogan’s Forest and East Shore was converted to residential. The graph above was plotted using data from The Woodlands Community Facts.

March 16th, 2018 - Charles Frantes

The 32nd Annual Economic Outlook Conference hosted by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce gathered local businesses, community leaders, elected officials, and corporate executives and advisors to provide valuable insight into local community developments and projected economic growth in... Read More

February 20th, 2017 - The Woodlands In Focus

Job growth in the area over the past year has been impressive, said Gil Staley, CEO of The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership. “Despite the oil slump, we added jobs here," he said. In 2016, roughly 70 companies created more than 33,000 jobs, a number that’s up more than 500... Read More

November 21st, 2016 - The Woodlands In Focus
The creation of primary jobs has a tremendous impact on our economy. The obvious benefit of job growth in our community is positive growth in our community’s economy, through retail and home sales. With job growth, comes population increases. Typically, with an increase in population, like we are... Read More
October 18th, 2016 - Dr. Ann Snyder

Employment options continue to grow in The Woodlands. It has been getting better and better for decades. Major corporations locating here allow our young adults to come back home to live, work and play. Both my son and daughter ultimately moved back to the area because their best job offers were... Read More

July 23rd, 2016 - Robert Heineman

The pace of development in The Woodlands has been much slower than originally anticipated. While the land area has increased by 60% over the years, the original development period of 20 years has increased to at least 46 years and completion of all land programmed for development is now... Read More

July 6th, 2016 - The Woodlands In Focus

On October 19, 1974, The Woodlands celebrated its grand opening and the introduction of this new community to the Houston marketplace. Progress over the years has been achieved through the collaborative efforts of our employees, residents, governmental agencies, churches, civic organizations... Read More

July 5th, 2016 - Robert Heineman

The Woodlands was always envisioned as a “complete” community with a major employment center where one can “live, work, play and learn.” The economics of land development dictates, with rare exceptions, “rooftops first” followed by commercial development and employment. Therefore, the... Read More