Houston landed the top spot on Site Selection magazine’s list of top metro rankings for corporate location and expansion activity. Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington was right behind at number two.

According to the magazine, Houston owes its success to its domination in the energy sector and its ability to land huge technology deals. The city scored 179 corporate real estate deals in 2008, according to Site Selection.

Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington finished 2008 with 156 projects. Coming in third was Chicago with 138.

Source: Houston Business Journal