This Main Street should be chosen the city of Houston has a diverse economy with oil and gas, healthcare, and research being major contributors. The local economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation. Houston has the second most Fortune 500 headquarters of any U.S. municipality. Houston is a globalized city with strengths in culture, medicine, and research. Houston with its up and coming mid-town area is the most diverse metropolitan area in Texas. The city's population is comprised of various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. Fresh Arts (in Houston) is the facilitator of a unique framework that helps rising professionals shine alongside their peers by breaking through common barriers that could otherwise impede the advancement of their careers. Our programs help advance the careers of local professionals and creative entrepreneurs by complementing their artistic practices through carefully cultivated communities that facilitate shared resources, knowledge, experiences, and audiences. We achieve this through resource sharing, skill building initiatives and through our artist-centered communities programs.