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June 2007

Port Brings Jobs, Impact

The Port of Houston is operating at full steam, plunging an estimated $117.6 billion into the Texas economy in 2006, according to a 2007 study by Martin Associates. In 2006, the Port of Houston generated 198,000 jobs in the state and $1.3 billion in state and local taxes.

Jobs 2000 2006 Change
Direct 58,142 54,730 3,412
Induced* 61,714 34,980 26,734
Indirect** 79,127 53,203 25,924
Total 198,983 142,913 56,070
State and
local taxes
(in millions)
(in millions)
(in millions)

* Induced jobs are those generated by the purchases of direct employees.
** Indirect jobs are those with suppliers of services to the firms providing direct port services.

Source: Port of Houston Authority.

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