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It is my privilege to welcome you to Pasadena, Texas! Our community is the perfect place for your next business venture. This strategic location is just minutes from Downtown Houston, The Houston Ship Channel, and the No. 1 Container Port on the Gulf Coast.

Billions of dollars in new development have come to Pasadena in just the last year. Our re-energized and rebranded Economic Development Corporation continuesto think outside the box, bringing new business and new development to all areas of our city, including Pasadena’s Historic Side.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, our team immediately began to address infrastructure needs, breaking ground on several significant roadway improvements in our high-traffic areas and scheduling many more. With the passing of the Harris County Flood Bond and an $80 million FEMA grant, Pasadena’s drainage and infrastructure capabilities are poised to carry this area into a new decade of growth.

In the article, “Discover Pasadena’s EDC,” readers will become privy to the future of some of our city’s legendary business landmarks and also get a first look at the impressive growth within our industrial district. Located along the city’s north and east sides, our industrial areas are part of the largest Petrochemical Complex in the United States. More than 1.1 million Texans statewide are employed in positions related to Houston Ship Channel activity, and many of those hard-working individuals call Pasadena home. Pasadena residents benefit from a myriad of unique city services that you can read about in the article “Discover So Much More.” Our healthy retail and small-business economies provide unlimited job opportunities, while our consistent, affordable property tax rate means a competitive housing market. Learn more about our growing single-family subdivisions and apartment options in the article, “Discover Your New Home.”

Our city is a unique one, large enough to keep up with innovation and progress, but rich in history with a small-town feel and neighborly attitude. It is my honor to welcome you to Pasadena and invite your business to join us on your road to success.

Mayor Jeff Wagner