June 28th, 2014
10:58 PM ET

Where America Works: A closer look at Houston

Watch"Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN

Houston was the first city to regain all of the jobs it lost in the 2008 recession. In fact, it actually created more than two jobs for every one that it lost.

That job creation has been a driving force behind the changing face of Houston, which in the words of current Mayor Annise Parker has been trying to fill those jobs by attracting “some of the best and the brightest from around the world.”

Today, one in five Houstonians was born in another country. To find out more about how Gulfton has been at the center of the changes in the city, watch the video clip and tune into a new segment starting this Sunday on GPS: Where America Works.

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Topics: Economy • United States

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  1. chri§§y

    I agree @ Joey makes no sense to me either! And what happened to keeping religion and government seperate? I think you and i both know this was pushed hard by the republicans just for another opportunity to make Obama look bad! But in the end the ones hurt by this decision is mainly female citizens and thereby indirectly male citizens! Congress really just does NOT care about the citizens of this country! Also i would like to thank you all...my very special friends, for all your kind words. It means alot to me!

    July 1, 2014 at 10:44 pm | Reply
  2. chri§§y

    @ banasy my bestest sista from anutha mutha i surely do! And i really thank you for that. I havent texted you about this mainly because ive been overwelmed between Melissa and my mom but also because i didnt wanta cause you grief from reliving the pain from losing your son. But i do take comfort in knowing youre there. The hardest part so far was arriving at the hospital and not even recognising her. If they hadnt told me it was her i wouldve never known.

    July 2, 2014 at 9:27 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      Chrissy,
      I am so sorry for what you're going through. Please, talk to me any time.
      I'm one of those that truly does understand, and I will offer you whatever help I can.
      Please, don't ever hesitate. It gets easier, I promise.

      July 3, 2014 at 2:50 pm | Reply
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