Some historical background about Harris County.
Harris County is located in the southeast part of East Texas and is one of the most populous counties in Texas, founded in 1836 by John Richardson Harris, hence the name of the county. With a population of 4,731,145, it makes it the 3rd most populous county in the United States.
Today, Harris County plays an important role in the Texas economy. It generates average revenue of $6,130,817,628 every year. Harris has more than 17,813 full-time employees working in many companies or businesses of their own. In 2000, the companies that provided most of the jobs were Administaff, Compaq, Continental Airlines, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, and Southwestern Bell.
Many companies such as Academy Sports and Outdoors, Hewlett-Packard, Greater Houston, General Electric, Goya Foods, and many more are headquartered in incorporated and unincorporated areas throughout Harris County. All of these companies generate many jobs and have played an essential role in Harris’s history to be a thriving and important county in Texas.