Economic Impact

The Economic Impact of the Houston Ship Channel











As one of the world’s busiest waterways, the Houston Ship Channel is a large and vibrant component of the regional economy. A 2018 study by Martin Associates reports that Houston Ship Channel-related businesses contribute 1,350,695 jobs throughout Texas, up 15 percent compared to a 2014 study. This activity helps generate more than $339 billion in statewide economic value, up nearly 28 percent. Additionally, nearly $5.7 billion in state and local tax revenues are generated by business activities related to the port, up 12.7 percent.

To download the full state impact report, click here.

To download a state impact summary document, click here.

To download the national impact report, click here.