'Big gorilla everybody follows, to some degree''Big gorilla everybody follows, to some degree'https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=178172017-10-02T05:00:00Z2017-10-02T20:00:00Z

​​Picture of the FedEx distribution facility in KatyHOUSTON – The Bayou City is on the rise as a major retail distribution hub, 

Houston's rapid population growth and its access to Port Houston are solidifying the city as a viable retail distribution hub poised to compete with Dallas.

Over the past 12 months, a flurry of consumer goods retailers, including Amazon.com Inc. and FedEx Corp. have leased distribution space in Houston.

JLL's Jeff Venghaus, executive vice president and leader the firm's industrial team in Houston, said he's seen an uptick in global retailers eyeing Houston as a home for their distribution centers.
As Houston's population continues to increase, developers can expect continued activity from large-scale retailers.
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