Houston’s combination of Southern charm and international appeal has played host to many commercial industries. With approximately 2.2 million residents, Houston is ranked as the 4th most populous city in the USA. Over 145 languages are spoken due to the large immigration population that the city contains. According to Forbes, Houston is the first among the US cities where paychecks stretch the furthest. It is also the home to the second largest concentration of Fortune 1000 companies in the country.