Chad Odom Wharton Economic Development Commission 979-532-0999
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A prime position for the Houston Solution.

The benefits of the best of the best: The sheer abundance of “Best” accolades shows that Houston is one of the nation’s top cities in more than just size. After all, this is a city that shoots for the stars and reaches them as the home of NASA headquarters. When a look at high housing costs and hurry-up-and-wait congestion leads to a “Houston, we have a problem” moment, that’s where Wharton offers the Houston solution. Wharton allows industry and residents to enjoy all of Houston’s best and, best of all, in a charming, low-cost and invitingly-paced location that’s only an hour’s drive from:

  • Metro amenities and culture—Ballet to baseball, basketball and football, museums to major-league soccer—Houston lays out a feast of urban attractions and amenities, including the delectable dining variety of more than 70 different countries and U.S. regions represented in the city’s rich array of restaurants.
  • Major learning opportunities—Whether for a post-high school launch or the best in life-long learning, Houston offers educational avenues for extensive personal and vocational rewards. The region’s 14 major institutions of higher learning include:
    • Baylor
    • Rice
    • Texas Southern University
    • University of Houston
    • University of Texas Health Science Center.
  • World-class specialized medical care—With 80 hospitals, Harris County boasts the highest concentration of hospitals in the state, a concentration that also includes some of the state’s largest systems.  In Houston, healthcare growth and innovation are spurred and supported by two leading medical schools. Americans travel from all over the nation to receive care at renowned facilities like the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. In Wharton, that world-class care is within an easy one-hour drive. Great care and great convenience.

With Wharton’s Houston Solution, enjoy the best of the best, from business opportunities to leisure options to lifelong advantages.

Wharton EDC Newsletter | January 2021

Jan. 25, 2021 - The second volume of the Wharton Economic Development Newsletter is here! Learn about national and local funding opportunities,...  READ MORE

Wharton EDC Newsletter | November 2020

Nov. 23, 2020 - On November 18, 2020, Wharton EDC released the first edition of the Wharton Economic Development Newsletter. Wharton Economic Development Corporation...  READ MORE

Connected Nation’s Broadband Survey Could Bring Better Internet Coverage to Wharton County

Oct. 21, 2020 - Wharton Economic Development is working to understand Wharton County's internet coverage needs to inform an action plan....  READ MORE


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