According to The Wall Street Journal's Market Watch, Jan 23, 2012:
"A strong jobs recovery is working in this market’s favor, where the oil drilling and services sector rules. It’s also an area with high population growth — almost triple the national average, according to Local Market Monitor. “The housing boom was all one way, with prices up 21%. The recession was almost non-existent, with jobs down just 1% [over the past year],” Winzer said. At left, the shuttle flight control room at Johnson Space Center. When NASA’s shuttle program ended, jobs were cut at the Johnson Space Center, but it continues to be one of Houston’s most popular family attractions"
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