They say everything’s bigger in Texas, but that rule of thumb applies especially to Houston, the state’s biggest city. Area-wise, Houston’s larger than the entire state of Maryland; New York, Boston, and San Francisco could fit inside its city limits. But it isn’t just size that Houston has going for it—no, it brings the heat, too!
Located next to the Gulf of Mexico, Houston is no stranger to hot, humid days—most of its summers, temperatures are well above 90 degrees. Which is to say nothing of the heat radiating from Houston’s gulf shores with regard to their business prowess—and we’re not just referring to oil and natural gas.
Houston leads the way in renewable energy and biomedical research, and has been ranked one of the top places for careers in the United States. Business has thrived in Houston, and it’s now home to over 25,905 businesses listed on Owler. We’re so impressed with Houston’s offering that we’ve decided to award 35 of these companies our 2016 HOT In Houston Award, just to encourage them to continue bringing the heat! Winners will receive a digital badge to display on their websites.
Here are a couple of our favorites.
With HostGator, setting up your business’s website has never been easier—or more affordable. Texas may be known for being bigger, but HostGator aims to give you the smallest domain hosting price in the industry. HostGator’s CEO, Adam Farrar, is a graduate of the University of Houston, so his global vision is rooted in his city’s best interests.
From its humble beginnings as a small boutique in Houston, to its present-day reputation as one of the biggest women’s clothing online retailers, Francesca’s has never strayed from its original intention: offering its customers hand-picked merchandise—items they couldn’t find anywhere else. Their carefully curated selection offers something for everyone, from boots to handbags.