Site Selector Information - UtilitiesWe understand that having access to available service with the capacity to serve your business expansion is a critical factor in selecting a site. That is why the City of Houston many years ago decided to own and operate the utilities found within the City limits. This ensures that we can provide your company with accurate and detailed information about the services, capacities, rates, and costs for any system upgrade associated with available buildings and sites.

The City staff that we have within our utility departments are professional individuals that have years of experience and are instrumental in Houston having the services that we do. Also since we own the utilities within our community we have the opportunity to provide certain incentives to companies that meet certain expectations the City has placed within their Incentives Policy. This can be found on our Incentives and Financial page located on our website.


Houston’s location makes it a prime destination for companies that are looking to ship their products across the world. With access to multiple interstates, major state highways, and Regional Airports within an hour drive there is no doubt that if you build it here you can ship it from here.

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Houston which is located in Southcentral Missouri has tremendous access to Interstates and Major Roadways. With several major markets including Minneapolis, Atlanta, Denver, Kansas City, St. Louis, and our namesake Houston Texas within a twelve hour you are able to reach millions of consumers from right here in Houston, Missouri.

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Regional/National Airport

Houston is approximately one hour from a regional and national airport that will take you across the state and/or across the country. Houston Municipal Airport facilitates the opportunity to fly from Houston, Missouri to any airport within the United States.

Higher Education

Site Selector Information - Higher EducationHouston’s location in Southcentral Missouri is about an hour’s drive from multiple community colleges and four-year universities. These schools bring culture and diversity, connecting hundreds of bright, talented graduates with area employers every year. They also serve the educational needs to areas adults and businesses through corporate training programs, adult degree programs, graduate programs, and non-traditional course delivery.

With the current work with the Houston School District, local area businesses, and Higher Education partners, the Texas County Technical Center, Houston continues to provide more opportunities for our community and our businesses when it comes to more training for the skills needed within the region. The Piney River Technical Center operated by the Houston School District, provides training in welding, medical field, business classes, to the current high school students and with an opportunity to provide adult classes in the future.

Labor Data

Site Selector Information - Labor DataThe City of Houston, Missouri has a history of large manufacturing companies calling the area home, our workforce has always been known for their hardworking mentality. The area also has access to great roadways we find many of the surrounding areas sending their best and brightest to Houston to work with our many outstanding companies. The City of Houston has a diverse field of trained employees from individuals with high school educations, technical skills, trades, as well as a college education.  The link below provides the latest workforce study information conducted in 2019.