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Industrial Advantages of Houston
Pages 38 and 39
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Industrial Advantages of Houston - Pages 38 and 39. July 1923. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 25, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/109/show/101.

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(July 1923). Industrial Advantages of Houston - Pages 38 and 39. Houston the Magnolia City. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1/item/109/show/101

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Title Industrial Advantages of Houston
Publisher Chamber of Commerce
Date July 1923
Description 52 Page pamphlet put out on July, 1923 by the Houston Chamber of Commerce to illustrate the many reasons Houston is the Industrial Capital of Texas and the Southwest.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Tex.)--Commerce--Periodicals.
  • Industry & trade summary
  • Business
  • Skyscrapers
  • Buildings
  • Factories
  • Dwellings
Subject.Topical (TGM-1)
  • Industry
  • Business & finance
  • Skyscrapers
Subject.Topical (AAT)
  • buildings (structures)
  • factories
  • houses
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
  • Image
Original Item Location F394.H84 I53 1923
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b2964297~S11
Digital Collection Houston the Magnolia City
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll1
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This image is in the public domain and may be used freely. If publishing in print, electronically, or on a website, please cite the item using the citation button.
File Name index.cpd
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Title Pages 38 and 39
Description Left page: Industrial Essentials. Right page: Industrial Essentials, cont.
File Name magno_201009_003au.jpg
Transcript Industrial Essentials The principal factors governing industrial expansion whether by th eerection of new or branch plants on the part of any manufacturer, are: 1. LOCATION (a) As to raw materials (b) As to domestic distribution of production (c) As to foreign distribution of production (d) As to competition (e) As to available sites without excessive investment 2. LABOR (a) Character (b) Male (c) Female (d) Laws governing (e) Organization of 3. FUEL AND POWER (a) Oil (b) Coal and Lignite (c) Gas (d) Electric power 4. LIVING AND HOUSING CONDITIONS (a) Living costs (b) Recreational facilities (c) Home ownership (d) Climatic conditions 5. FINANCIAL RESOURCES (a) Banks, their Capital and Surplus (b) General Policy of Banks towards new Accounts 6. FUTURE DEVELOPMENT POSSIBILITIES (a) Trend of Population Growth (b) Trend of Industrial Growth 1. LOCATION Houston's location on the Intracostal Canal which is directly connected with more than 7,000 miles of inland waterways penetrating the rich fields of the Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri, Warrior and Great Lakes-Mississippi waterways, a location that makes available within the city limits the loading and unloading of ocean-going vessels to and from ports of the world; seventeen railroads which furnish access by rail to all parts of the United States and Mexico, answers the questions as to the supply of raw material, and domestic and foreign distribution. The comparatively new industrial development of this section avoids the competition of more congested localities and the very large area of available industrial sites assures the obtainment of sites at a cost in marked contrast to that in effect in long established industrial centers. 2. LABOR With a labor supply virtually free from the foreign element and so divided between male and female as to insure a ready supply of both classes - demonstrated by the character of plants already established here - the absence of radical influence and the rarity of any measure of control by labor organizations, emphasizes an important advantage for manufacturing institutions locating at Houston. 3. FUEL AND POWER With millions of barrels of oil at its doors; millions of tons of lignite available within a short distance by rail and with natural gas fields developing in all directions from Houston, the fuel problem is readily solved. Future demands for industrial power are being amply provided for by a program of power-plant construction already authorized and calling for an expenditure of $10,000,000. Construction on this work is now under way. Power rates are based on a sliding scale according to demand and minimum rates in Houston favorably compare with those of any city in the United States. 4. LIVING AND HOUSING CONDITIONS A climatic condition that eliminates the necessity for excessive protective measures against protracted stages of inclement weather enables one to enjoy almost continuous outdoor recreational features. All classes of Houston citizenship have co-operated in the encouragement of home ownership. As depicted elsewhere in these pages Houston homes while modest in design and cost are attractive and comfortable; the purchase requirements have not necessitated obligations that are irksome, in fact all those influences which have most to do with the development of home-loving, loyal citizens, exist in Houston. This is assurance of the continued security against labor of a migratory character, producing to the contrary a class of citizenship demanding no unreasonable consideration because of unfavorable living or housing conditions. 5. FINANCIAL RESOURCES The number and strength of the banks in Houston and a general policy of liberality governed by conservative administration, insures the manufacture with a going concern ample financial support. 6. FUTURE DEVELOPMENT POSSIBILITIES The immense area of the Southwest, where the agricultural, mineral and industrial resources have been but lightly scratched, awaits further deveopment. Houston is an integral part of this great empire by reason of her important railroad connections, her established banking and industrial life, and her growing port facilities. Certain that the natural development of this wealth-producing region will be of tremendous importance to the growth of Houston during the next decade, the manufacturer who is wisely planning his expanision movement over a cycle of years must give consideration to the great potentialities of this section's industrial and population growth. Adjacent to Houston are large areas of land now undergoing development which will materially add to the growth of the city by reason of railway, interurban, motor vehicle and water transportation adwquately serving this growning territory.