Aside from a big energy industry, Houston is also home to 23 Fortune 500 companies; New York is the only city with more Fortune 500 companies. The 281 area is also linked to the Houston Ship Channel, which is part of the Port of Houston and is one of the busiest seaports in the country.
The 281 area code covers the master-planned Woodlands community as well. The average income of families in this community is around $110,000, so it is not surprising that it is also the home of some of the best retail shopping in the Houston Area.
With its booming economy, it has also experienced some of the highest employment and economic growth in the nation. In fact, Houston was ranked first among “Best Places for Business and Careers” within the state, and was third in the nation by Forbes Magazine in 2006. Nearby Sugar Land was named as one of the top cities for business relocation by both Outlook Magazine and Texas Business.
Cities in this area code include Houston, Pasadena, and Sugar Land.
Nearby area codes include 346, 713, and 832.
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