Houston’s pro-business climate cooks up Texas-sized recovery

Houston’s pro-business climate cooks up Texas-sized recovery

HOUSTON —Just a little more than a year after being buffeted by Hurricane Ike and the nation’s credit collapse, this Texas port city is nonetheless in the midst of a restaurant boom.

As other cities struggle with the slow economic recovery, Houston is benefiting from strength in the oil-and-gas and biomedical industries, a pro-business environment, and a dining culture that has led to dozens of high-profile openings by

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