Oil & gas employers fuel Katy's growthOil & gas employers fuel Katy's growthhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=61552013-10-03T12:03:00Z2013-10-03T00:00:00Z

KATY - Construction and expansion of oil and gas related companies over the past five years has produced at least 1,345 jobs in the Katy portion of Fort Bend, Harris and Waller counties, and five new facilities are slated to open in 2013.

“I-10 and [Hwy.] 99 run right through Katy, there is the Metro Park and Ride service, and Terry Hershey Hike and Bike Park,” said Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack, “These are all things that attract growth.”

The Katy labor shed — workers employed within a 30-minute drive — tops 1 million people, according to the Katy Economic Development Council (EDC). The Katy EDC expects the labor shed numbers to rise to by about 11 percent in the next five years.

Oil & Gas Employers in the Katy area
Company Employees SF
Dyna-Drill 500 350,000
Weatherford 425 500,000
Schlumberger 200 225,000
Newpark 140 106,000
Hampco 50 30,000

 Source: Katy EDC

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