The East End’s industrial makerspace and manufacturing center is home to Houston’s top fabricators, manufacturers, crafters and innovators.
Our anchor tenant TXRX Labs is helping us create grassroots innovation and a collaborative, diverse community of makers and problem solvers.
The Maker Hub’s mission is that Houston becomes the world leader in advanced manufacturing, to create over a 1,000 new manufacturing companies in the next 5 years, and to prepare Houston’s 21st century manufacturing workforce to fill thousands of high paying advanced manufacturing jobs.
The East End Maker Hub is only 3.8 miles from Downtown Houston, making it convenient for innovation startups and small businesses.
Only one mile from the Port of Houston, the Maker Hub is ideal for heavy fabrication operations with procurement or large transport and shipping needs.
Commuting to the East End Maker Hub is simple via I-10 and I-45. Clear signage marks all property entrances for visiting guests.
From white box studio and innovation lab space to industrial fabrication shop space, the East End Maker Hub offers specialized space designed with your needs in mind.
As Houston’s largest manufacturing incubator, TXRX Labs provides valuable guidance and resources for innovation startups and small-batch product manufacturers including ideation and R&D, prototyping and testing capabilities, and access to manufacturing equipment.
The Hub is within walking distance of the METRORail Green Line Altic/Howard Hughes and Cesar Chavez/67th St. stops as well as the 028 OST-Wayside and 020 Canal/Memorial METRO bus routes. A private parking lot and bike racks are available on-site, free to tenants and their visitors.
The Hub is intended to provide TXRX and other Houston innovators with a state-of-the-art makerspace and manufacturing center, the opportunity to expand and scale operations and to create positive economic impact for Houston’s East End residents.
UP CDC lead a joint venture with TXRX Labs, leveraging $1.25 million in equity to raise $37 million a capital through New Market Tax Credits NMTCS), funding partners, the City of Houston, and the U.S. Economic Development Administration . NMTCs were provided by Research Park, the People Fund, and McCormack, Baron, Salazar. The East End Maker Hub is a Community Wealth Building Project.
The East End Maker Hub will generate an estimated $153 million in annual economic impact. Investing in innovation and manufacturing will diversify Houston’s economy, decreasing dependency on a single industry like oil and gas.
The Maker Hub will strengthen Houston’s East End community by creating 400+ local jobs directly along with 200 induced jobs annually, providing the area with long-term employment, business and retail opportunities.
Flexible and affordable leases, on a sliding scale based on what individual founders can afford, are among the ways we aim to advance local innovation and manufacturing.
Career training and trade skills education that open doors to middle-income jobs for all Houstonians are critical—especially for those from non-traditional backgrounds who have not yet gained access to a path to upward economic mobility. The Hub provides job training to 75 adult Houstonians and welcomes over 500 young people for hands-on project-based learning annually.
We are committed to meeting the needs of Houston’s East End by utilizing community members' talents to manufacture goods and perform services that benefit the community socio-economically.
Our team brings a wealth of experience from a variety of different backgrounds, all crucial to bringing the vision for The Hub to life.
Urban Partnerships Community Development Corporation (UP CDC) lends broad community development and commercial leasing expertise, while TXRX Labs provides valuable technical insights and knowledge of makers’ and manufacturers’ needs.
"The Hub is building wealth in the community, enhancing the surrounding neighborhood, while creating jobs."
"The Hub will be the new home to the new wave of small batch manufacturing."