In typical Texas style, Houston has declared itself the Energy Capital of the World. With 4,600 energy related businesses, host to countless headquarters and sources of intellectual capital, and with Houston companies employing a third of the nation’s oil extraction workers, it’s hard to argue it isn’t the center of the energy universe. While the bulk of Houston’s energy talent is engaged in exploration, production, transmission, marketing, supply, and technology, there is a growing focus on energy tech and renewable sources of energy. Houston firms are not limited to domestic operations. Houston area organizations are at the forefront in foreign energy investment. Industry thought leaders thrive in this city that is so engaged in all aspects of the energy industry. So, the Texan boast has much to support it and Houston is the Energy Capital of the World.