Contact the Houston Northwest Chamber: (281) 440-4160

Business Climate

Business is Good in Northwest Houston!




We mean business in northwest Houston and quite frankly, business is good! 


Airport access, multiple access routes, easy access to the Port of Houston and a host of hotels and conference centers heighten
north Houston’s appeal as a center of commerce – a fact not lost on the many companies which have located here. Among those
on the lengthening list are Chevron Pipeline, Friendswood Development, Exxon Exploration and Hewlett-Packard. For those
considering a move, consider also that with a large variety of developed and undeveloped land, businesses have many prime
sites from which to choose. Additionally, office lease space in north Houston offers not only diversity, but also some of the lowest
rental rates in the country.


Commercial  & Residential Real Estate 


Commercial Buildings and Sites

Commercial activity and properties in Northwest Houston are widely distributed geographically. However, FM 1960 and 2920
have proven to be the major focuses of business activity. Large commercial centers are located at the main intersections
– Interstate 45, Kuykendahl, Veterans Memorial/Stuebner Airline, Champions Forest, State Highway 249, and U.S. 290. The
large Greenspoint/Airport complex is located in the eastern part of the area, as well as a technology corridor located along
State Highway 249. 


Following explosive population growth caused by new residential subdivisions, retail demand prompted extensive
retail development. In turn, the new commercial activity produced demand for service and office buildings.


Retail Shopping and Services

Willowbrook Mall

Willowbrook Mall, located within the area served by the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce, provides extensive
shopping opportunities at major department stores. Willowbrook Mall contains 1.5 million square feet of space. The mall’s
large department store anchors include Dillard’s, Macy’s, J.C. Penney, and Sears. The retail center is completed by 146 smaller
stores. A newcomer to the retail profile is The Vintage Park, a 84.62 acre complex of high-end shopping and professional office
space in a wooded setting. This area will house a Central Market, retail shops, entertainment and fine dining.  This new
development is part of a larger project to encompass a 640 acre master development to be known as The Vintage. Retail
shopping centers and stores are conveniently located throughout the northwest area in neighborhoods and along major retail
thoroughfares such as FM 1960. There are 40 shopping centers and freestanding stores of 100,000 square feet or larger. An
AMC theater complex offers movies on 24 screens to the Willowbrook area and the Movie Tavern now offers a unique combination
of dining and movie-watching in two area locations.

Office Buildings

Many office buildings have been constructed in the local area during the past 20 years. Office complexes throughout
the area provide convenience and scenic, tree-shaded environments. About 75 office buildings of 70,000 square feet or
larger provide an excellent range of location, type and size. 


Business Parks

Vintage Park

One of the greatest assets of Northwest Houston for the company or organization which may wish to construct its own
facilities is the existence of excellent business parks. We have available within the area literally thousands of acres
of developed land with streets, storm sewers, and all utilities in place, ready for building. Deed-restricted business
parks are available for industrial buildings, distribution facilities, service and research centers, office buildings and apartments.
In some locations, developers are ready to provide turn-key build-to-suit construction, including buildings for lease or sale.
For more information or to receive a business relocation packet, please contact the Houston Northwest Chamber of
Commerce at 281-440-4160 or visit


 Ryland Homes

The scope of housing choices in Houston’s Great Northwest is broad. Virtually all types of housing are found within the area.
Included are new custom homes, new production/builder homes, townhouses, apartments, rental homes, and homes
on the resale market.


Health and Wellness  

Health and wellness are of the highest priority in Northwest Houston. This is evidenced by the large number of hospitals,
emergency and specialty clinics, assisted living and senior care facilities and associated health services. Additionally,
there are fitness and health food centers in every part of the region and they are all well-utilized.


Houston Northwest Medical Center

A full-service medical facility founded in 1973, Houston Northwest Medical Center is a 508-bed hospital serving northwest
Houston residents for 34 years. With a medical staff of approximately 600 members, it offers a wide range of inpatient,
outpatient and diagnostic imaging services. The newly dedicated Ed Roberson Heart Center is supported by over 40
cardiologists and provides comprehensive cardiac services such as diagnostic imaging, nuclear stress testing, digital
catheterization labs, open-heart surgery and cardiac rehabilitation. The Women’s Atrium provides a variety of services
dedicated to the healthcare needs of women, from digital mammography to fitness, wellness and educational services,
providing health care for every stage in a woman’s life. The medical center has a complement of modern imaging
equipment to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions and traumatic injuries such as MRI and CT scanners,
a PET scanner, Digital Mammography, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and other imaging technology. Surgical
services include specialties such as orthopedics, cardiovascular, urology, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology,
plastic surgery, and bariatric surgery.  


Methodist Willowbrook Hospital 

Methodist Health Care System opened Methodist Willowbrook Hospital in 2003, a full-service hospital providing quality health
care in a home-like setting. The 68-bed hospital has added a new tower with an additional 350 beds, offering state-of-the-art
technology, the latest advances in diagnostic and treatment services, and an array of services including inpatient and outpatient
medical and surgical care, 24-hour emergency care center, a birthing center, diagnostic testing, and an intensive care unit. 

Tomball Regional Hospital 

Tomball Regional Medical Center

Tomball Regional Hospital is a tax-exempt municipal hospital authority serving the northwest Houston, Tomball, Waller, Cypress
and Magnolia areas.They provide quality healthcare to the northwest Houston area in an ethical, compassionate, cost-
efficient manner. The ultimate purpose of the organization is to improve the health status and quality of life for all citizens of our
region through delivery of professional care with warmth. Tomball Regional Hospital is recognized as top 10% performing
hospitals in the country in cardiac care and achieves center of distinction for Acute Coronary Care Syndrome by the Joint
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.


Kindred Spring Hospital 

Kindred Spring Hospital is a privately-owned hospital company, based in Houston, Texas, formed to develop and operate
acute long-term care hospitals. Kindred hospitals specialize in providing services to medically complex patients for whom the
short-term care hospital is no longer the most appropriate or cost-effective setting for necessary continued care.
Triumph’s hospitals focus on the medically complex patient. Their staffing and technology have been designed to meet the
unique needs of those who are catastrophically injured or chronically ill.   


Kelsey Seybold Clinics 

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic opened the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center in 2005 at 15655 Cypress
Woods Medical Drive, Suite 100. They will be opening another beautiful facility in The Vintage in 2008 that will include on-site
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), computerized Tomography (CT), digital X-ray and mammography services, laboratory and
pharmacy. This facility will also feature a 12,000 square-foot St. Luke’s Minor Emergency Center providing patient care
24 hours a day, seven days a week. These facilities offer the convenience and quality that patients have come to expect from
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – including on-site diagnostic services, a pharmacy and much more. The Medical and Diagnostic
Center offers many new specialists and services to the community


For more information or to receive a business relocation packet, please contact the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce
at 281-440-4160 or submit an Information Request.