The National Job Numbers were released on Friday... So KTRH needed to find out how we are doing in the Houston area and what jobs and industries are growing the most, it may surprise you!
Houston has long been known for its strong energy sector and its still bustling, but now the medical industry is growing leaps and bounds and had the most growth last quarter in the Houston area.
The Houston Small Business Administration shared with us some numbers to put things into perspective. Below is information from the SBA and SCORE, which evaluates businesses and their transactions in the Houston area.
SCORE is a uniquely American organization that synthesizes
two historic national ideals: entrepreneurial spirit and
Since 1964, SCORE has provided expert volunteer mentoring
to more than 11 million entrepreneurs and small business
owners. As the nation’s largest network of volunteer business
mentors, SCORE is committed to helping any person
succeed in their small business endeavor.
32,387 New Businesses Started
103,300 Non-owner Jobs Created
135,687 Total Jobs Created
$340 SCORE’s cost to help
create one business
$81 SCORE’s cost to help
create one job
$47.16 Amount SCORE clients return to the
Federal Treasury for every federal
dollar appropriated to SCORE
67% Percentage of SCORE clients that
reported an increase in business
32% Average business growth reported
by SCORE clients