Trade, Transportation and Utilities
The Trade, Transportation and Utilities industry engages in wholesaling and retailing merchandise, and transporting passengers and cargo. Wholesalers sell merchandise to other businesses and normally operate from a warehouse or office. Retailers sell merchandise to the general public for personal or household consumption, but some also serve business and institutional clients.
Transportation equipment or transportation related facilities are considered a productive asset. The type of equipment depends on the mode of transportation. The modes of transportation are air, rail, water, road, and pipeline.
The Trade, Transportation and Utilities industry subsectors in high-demand in the Houston-Galveston area are:
- Wholesale Electronic Markets & Agents & Brokers
- Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers
- Automobile Dealers
- Scheduled Air Transportation
*Includes the following counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend,