The City of Webster is the Nucleus of Bay Area Houston with its strategic position midway between downtown Houston and Galveston.
Webster's central corridors consist of Interstate 45 with 250,000 vehicles daily, Bay Area Boulevard with 100,000 vehicles per day, and NASA Parkway with 75,000 vehicles daily! Additionally, Medical Center Boulevard, Texas Avenue, and Highway 3 are arteries that accommodate the "medical center of the south," with a service area population of 1,800,000 patients annually.
Webster is known as the retail, dining, and entertainment capital of Bay Area Houston. With rooftops driving retail, the population is 3,603,976 within a 30-mile radius, 1,066,792 within a 15-mile radius, and 630,086 within a 10-mile radius.
Additionally, Webster is supported by major industry sectors: aerospace, medical, spaceport/military, retail, higher education, specialty chemical, tourism, entertainment, and biomedical.
Aerospace Capital of the United States
NASA’s Johnson Space Center, located in Webster’s backyard, is one of the region’s and state’s top economic drivers, as this $1.5B complex amid 1,620 acres with a workforce of 15,000 civil servants, astronauts, and contractors leads the country’s human space exploration initiative. According to the State Comptroller, Johnson Space Center’s economic impact on Texas is $4.7B annually and supports more than 52,000 jobs.
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Medical Center of the South
While Houston touts the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center, Webster is renowned as the medical center of the south. Webster features four full-service hospitals, two long-term acute care hospitals, and three rehabilitation hospitals with 5,000+ in the medical workforce. Webster’s medical center accommodates 1.8M patients annually.
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Ellington Airport is a designated spaceport, host to both civilian and military aviation operations, and home to troops from all five of the U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base is the home base of the Texas Air National Guard 147th Aircraft. According to the State Comptroller, total employment for Ellington Field is 2,323. Output is $470K; GDP is $286K; and disposable personal income is $143K.
Ellington, as an international airport, military airfield, and designated, licensed commercial spaceport has attracted a number of innovative, entrepreneurial aerospace companies.
Axiom Space, led by CEO Michael Suffredini, will facilitate rides into space for private astronauts and professional astronauts from other countries, seek new opportunities to provide access to the ISS to nontraditional users, and produce the Axiom Space Station. Axiom Space’s new 14-acre Ellington campus will be completed by 2023 and accommodate 1,000 jobs. Axiom Space has been a NASA contractor selected to develop a commercial module that will attach to the ISS in 2024. Axiom, too, will develop other modules to provide areas for housing, research, and manufacturing in space.
Intuitive Machines, headquartered at Ellington and founded by Steve Altemus, President and CEO, designs, analyzes, integrates, tests, and flies aerospace systems for lunar landers, satellites, and human space flight. The company has worked on ground support equipment, space suits, ISS payload systems, lunar lander designs, universal return vehicle, and commercial space station designs.
Venus Aerospace is designing a spaceplane that will travel 12 times faster than the speed of sound and at an altitude of 150,000 feet—which means a flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo in one hour. Venus Aerospace Co-Founders Sarah and Andrew Duggleby currently lease an office at Ellington Airport and are working with Spaceport at Ellington to build their headquarters/testing facility.
Collins Aerospace, a division of Raytheon Technologies and Hamilton Sundstrand, is constructing a 116,000 square foot facility amid eight acres at Spaceport for aerospace manufacturing and acceleration. Collins Aerospace will add 250 engineering and technician jobs to the region, as this growing company seeks to innovate and accelerate the growing business of space with its manufacturing laboratory and ability to connect with the area’s entrepreneurial, corporate, and academic communities in tackling aerospace-related challenges and advancing opportunities.
Demographic Profile - 30 mile radius
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- 2021 Population: 3,603,976
- 2023 Projected Population: 3,776,062
- 2021 Households: 1,286,849
- 2023 Projected Households: 1,352,824
- Median Age: Male - 34.1 years, Female - 35.9 years
- Interstate 45: 250,000 daily vehicles
- Bay Area Boulevard: 100,000 daily vehicles
- NASA Parkway: 75,000 daily vehicles