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FORTUNE ranks Houston Methodist among “100 Best Companies to Work for”

HOUSTON – (March 19, 2015) – For the 10th year in a row, Houston Methodist has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, and is one of only four Houston companies ranked.

Houston Methodist is ranked No. 57 and is the only Houston health care organization to receive the prestigious distinction. FORTUNE listed 11 companies in Texas on its 2015 list.

Among the other U.S. companies listed, Houston Methodist ranked No. 2 for the hiring of minorities, No. 11 in percentage of women and No. 16 in job openings available in February of this year.     

Houston the second fastest growing city in the U.S., Census data shows

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Houston Business Journal - Houston keeps growing along with its Texas neighbors, but Austin, San Antonio and Dallas are lagging behind the Bayou City when it comes to adding residents.

Houston added 35,202 residents from July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

That number left Houston second only to New York for adding newcomers. But it was not a close second — New York added 61,440 new residents in the same time period.

Houston takes 27 spots on Forbes Global 2000, Texas takes 57

Houston Business Journal - Houston companies take 27 spots onForbes’ 11th annual Global 2000 rankingof the “biggest, most powerful and most valuable companies in the world,” according to Forbes.

Including Houston, Texas holds 57 spots, and the U.S. accounts for 563 spots overall. Not surprisingly, the energy sector accounts for many of the Houston and Texas companies.

To determine the ranking, Forbes considered companies’ sales, profits, assets and market value.

Forbes: Houston, other Texas metros have most economic momentum going into 2014 by Houston Business Journal

Houston and fellow Texas metros have landed on another Forbes list based on their strong economies.

Houston ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list of “The U.S. Regions to Watch in 2014.” According to the report, Houston had gross domestic product growth of 12.3 percent between 2007 and 2012, and population growth of 11.5 percent during that time. Between 2007 and October 2013, Houston saw job growth of 9.2 percent, though median household income is still down 4.7 percent from prerecession levels.