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In our digital age, business is conducted faster and across greater distances than ever before. However, for all our advances in information technology, the importance of being physically present in a business setting has never been more critical. This shift has led to a steady increase in corporate travel across all sectors as companies begin to recognize the value of mobility and the importance of being able to place teams where they’re needed whenever possible.
There are many reasons why your team may need to arrange for transportation, including off-site meetings, product launches, or important conferences, not to mention holiday parties, team-building exercises, or corporate retreats. Whatever the particulars of your plans, a charter bus rental is an ecologically responsible and easily-scalable way to transport your team that will keep them comfortable and well-rested so they can perform to their utmost when they arrive at their destination.
There are lots of elements that contribute to the success of your business but your employees are at the foundation of it all. One of the best ways to improve your business is to invest directly into your team, and a team-building event in Houston is a fun, accessible way to work on your team’s teamwork, creativity, and communication skills.
Even in the best workplaces, frustration, anxiety, and anger are facts of life, but It’s best to identify and address these negative emotions as quickly as possible. Luckily, Houston based Tantrums has come up with the perfect remedy. At Tantrums, your team is presented with an arsenal of therapeutic tools including golf clubs, sledgehammers, and baseball bats, and are then let loose in a safe space where your team can take out all their pent up frustrations on inanimate objects, and you don’t even have to clean up the mess!
The Escape Game Houston, located in CityCentre, is one of Texas’ highest-rated escape room services and offers four distinct escape room challenges to test your team’s wits. From prison breaks and art heists to undercover operations and gold rush dramas, each room requires your team to demonstrate creativity, critical thinking, and advanced teamwork skills to work out the puzzles, solve the mystery, and escape before the timer runs out.
A unique team-building experience, Midtown Houston’s Painting With a Twist offers your team a chance to pair up with a professional artist who will lead your team in recreating a painting of your choosing from their extensive catalog, in a casual BYOB environment. Even if your team members have never painted a day in their life, they’re sure to have a good time trying something new and will benefit from drawing on their natural creative talents.
Houston’s economy has traditionally been based in the energy sector, particularly in the oil and gas industries, but modern Houston is also home to booming aerospace, petrochemical, and bioresearch sectors. The GDP of the Greater Houston metropolitan area is valued at over $449 billion annually, making it the fourth-largest GDP of any metro area in the U.S.
Houston established itself as a world leader in the energy industry very quickly after oil was first discovered nearby in 1901. Today, over 5000 energy companies operate within the Houston area, and it is the unrivaled U.S. leader in energy exploration and production. Additionally, Houston is a competitive leader both domestically and internationally in nearly all facets of the global oil and gas economy, including transmission, marketing, supply, service, offshore operations, and technological research.
Houston is home to a thriving Aerospace industry centered around the Johnson Space Center, NASA’s largest research and development facility, which employs roughly 13,000 federal civil servants and over 14,000 additional independent contractors. Among other exciting aerospace projects, the Johnson Space Center has been responsible for the recent design of a new generation of Orion multipurpose space vehicles, and after being granted an investment of $7.5 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund, Lockheed Martin will be creating over 1000 new jobs to produce the vehicles locally within the Houston area.
Houston is one of the largest petrochemical producers in the world with over 400 chemical manufacturing companies located within the city, employing over 35,000 people between them. The industry’s crowning jewel is a $15 billion petrochemical complex at the Houston Ship Channel, which is part of the Port of Houston. The complex’s association to the port has been instrumental to its success, as it’s the sixth-largest port facility in the world and ranks first in the United States for international commerce.
Houston is home to a robust Health and Biomedical Research industry. Many of the country’s leading health and bioresearch departments are located within the city, the largest among them being the famed Texas Medical Center which received over $3.5 billion committed to research grants across its 43 members institutions between 2000 through 2004 alone. Houston is also home to the Houston branch of the Human Genome Sequencing Center and is the future home of the planned UT Research Park, a joint venture between the University of Texas M.D. Anderson and the UT Health Science Center at Houston.