Why Katy?

“Why Katy?” Katy is the best of southeast Texas, focused on development, growth, and improvement while projecting a spirit of belonging. It’s why existing businesses and families want to stay, and new ones want to relocate here. Katy has been named as one of the best areas in Houston to raise a family, and for good reason: it’s safe, secure, and boasts many amenities. We have small town charm with big city opportunities. Katy’s appeal is one of quality of life and place, plus the support needed to ease the way: Our community is the sum of our parts and our parts are exceptional.

  • Location: Convenient to airports, rail, interstates, and the port; 30 miles west of Houston
  • Energy Corridor proximity
  • The Land of Opportunity: strong local economy and business environment
  • Over 200 headquarters have chosen Katy
  • Affordable office and industrial options
  • Entrepreneurship embraced
  • Expansive labor pool: 3 million+ in the Houston MSA
  • Affordable living near the Houston metro
  • Sought-after master-planned communities
  • Access to extensive healthcare
  • Parks and leisure choices
  • Diversity with many cultures represented
  • Community pride rich with traditions and volunteerism
  • More sunny days than rain
  • Shopping and dining
  • Acclaimed school district: #1 in the Houston area, #13 in Texas
  • Higher and continuing education options

What is today known as Katy, Texas, developed around the original MKT Railroad train stop and tracks.The town’s name evolved from the common reference to the railroad as the “K-T.” From our railroad days to our era as a rice-farming community to the present boom, the Greater Katy Area has a work ethic, community spirit, and commitment to excellence that is second to none.

Please contact Katy Area EDC for assistance and resources.

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