Pasadena Celebrates Its Manufacturers!

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28 Sep 2021


Manufacturing companies are the critical backbone of most any community and nowhere is that more evident than in Pasadena. Beginning with National Manufacturing Day on October 1, the Pasadena Economic Development Corporation is celebrating local manufacturers for their employment opportunities, innovations and dedication to the community throughout the month of October. We are proud to recognize the global manufacturing companies that produce goods using the latest technologies and plentiful raw materials in Pasadena.

Manufacturing Day Stretches Through the Whole Month of October

Launched annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, Manufacturing Day shows the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders. With the theme of “Creators Wanted,” the focus is on building the workforce of the future by educating America’s youth about the incredible career pathways that modern manufacturing offers. Manufacturing creates careers that are full of opportunity for advancement and stability.

Manufacturing in Pasadena

Manufacturing Month is an excellent time to call attention to the many manufacturing companies in Pasadena. Manufacturers such as Air Products, Ineos and LyondellBasell are leaders in technology and good workplace practices, produce high quality products and consistently innovate to keep in step with and progress their industries. We are proud these companies have made their home in Pasadena.

Manufacturing Sector Growth in Texas

Manufacturing’s importance throughout Texas is due to the sector’s stability and growth. In fact, manufacturing contributes 13.07% to the Gross State Product annually, according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The export of manufacturing goods from Texas was also over $203 billion in 2020, creating jobs and economic opportunities for the state.

The Texas manufacturing industry employed more than 880,000 people in 2020, and as reported by NAM, the average annual compensation for Texas’ manufacturing jobs exceeded $90,000 in 2019. Upon graduating high school or trade school, students can begin working for one of Texas’ manufacturing companies and, within a few years, reach a level of income that surpasses the average household income in the United States. 

Reasons to Locate in Pasadena

Pasadena offers several advantages to national and global manufacturing companies, beginning with its strategic location and excellent transportation infrastructure. Pasadena businesses are served by three freeway systems, including I-45, State Highway 225 and Beltway 8. All three provide access to Houston, with major arterial highways connected throughout Texas and beyond. Local businesses also have ample rail access and immediate access to the Bayport Terminal and the Houston Ship Channel, which leads to the Port of Houston. Air travel and shipping is accessible through the nearby Hobby Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport, an approximate hour drive away. In addition, the city is only minutes away from Ellington Airport, home to the Houston Spaceport, with military, NASA and general aviation tenants. Combined, these transportation options create an ease of access that enables Pasadena businesses to transport raw materials and finished products throughout the country and the world.

Local sites and buildings are available for manufacturing companies looking to expand. Businesses have the room they need to grow in Pasadena and local economic developers are available to make it easy to find the perfect location.

Texas also provides a very favorable tax environment for businesses, beginning with the fact it has no individual or corporate income tax. The Tax Foundation ranked Texas with the 11th best state business tax climate index for 2021. In addition, Pasadena EDC can help businesses understand if any financial incentives may be available to make the move an even better investment. 

Finally, Pasadena has a large pool of skilled workers who are loyal and dedicated with access to workforce training programs. Pasadena EDC is able to leverage relationships with area educational institutions like San Jacinto Community College to train and attract talent.

To learn more about how Pasadena EDC can help manufacturing companies in Pasadena, email us or call (713) 920-7957