4. Montgomery County, TX
Best Places job Growth The Woodlands TX
Towns include: The Woodlands
Job growth (2000-2011): 63.5%

Business in Montgomery County is soaring. Anadarko Petroleum is constructing a massive new 31-story tower at its headquarters in the commercial hub of the East Texas Woodlands. When completed in 2014, the skyscraper will accommodate 1,700.

Companies here aren't just building up, they're building out. Exxon Mobil is constructing a 385-acre campus that will house employees currently working in Houston. The oil giant is expected to relocate an additional 2,000 jobs from out of state to the new complex.

Those new workers will find a great place to live in the Woodlands, with its acres of green space and a 1.4-mile-long waterway. The area is also attracting a mix of companies in energy, health care and professional services. A location north of downtown Houston and proximity to George Bush Intercontinental Airport help.


  @Money - Last updated August 20 2012 08:49 AM ET
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