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Fast Facts

Fort Bend County has continued to top lists for livability and economic success – and there is no sign of slowing down. Residents and businesses agree that there’s no place better to live or work. Learn more about what makes Fort Bend County so special:

  • Fastest-growing large county in the U.S. 2013-2015, current population 741,237 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2017)
  • No state income tax
  • Highest percentage of college graduates in Houston MSA (US Census, 2015)
  • Four public high schools ranked top in the Houston metro area, two in the top 3, and 5 in the top 25 (Niche, 2016)
  • Home to six of the nation’s top 30 master planned communities (RCLCO Real Estate, 2014)
  • Top industries include: food manufacturing, energy, engineering, education, health care, and technology
  • Most ethnically diverse county in the Houston metropolitan area (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014)
  • 11.96 percent population growth 2010-2014, $105,681 average household income, 88.5 percent high school graduate or higher, 41.40 percent bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Fort Bend’s major thoroughfare system provides superior access into, through, and around the entire Greater Houston region
  • Home to Sugar Land Regional Airport and Arcola’s Houston Southwest Airport, with access to Greater Houston’s international airports, George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport
  • Two national highway systems
  • Three major state highways
  • Two regional toll roads
  • Three major Class A railroads Access to Port of Houston and Port Freeport


Click Here For Complete List of Fort Bend Accolades

  • Why Fort Bend

    Fort Bend County is THE place in Greater Houston to live and do business. Learn why we can answer “YES!” to the big questions, what community and business assets exist, and why Fort Bend continues to be the fastest growing, most diverse, population in the US.

    “Fort Bend County has an incredibly favorable business climate… Our associates love the higher standard of living,” Kawal Oberoi, Dishaka LLC

  • Made In Fort Bend County

    Low cost of land & occupancy, proximity to Greater Houston, ease of mobility, & a talented labor pool, all make Fort Bend a desirable for industrial development.

    “Hudson Products chose to expand in Fort Bend to take advantage of the highly-skilled workforce & exceptional quality of life.” Dewayne Youngberg, Hudson Products


  • Exceptional Workforce Training & Education In Fort Bend

    The news is out. In Fort Bend, education matters, workforce development is a priority, and businesses are reaping the benefits.

  • Living & Living Well

    Living and living well in Fort Bend County.  Home to 6 of the nations top 30 master planned communities, from quiet country homes to upscale urban living, Fort Bend is a destination for those looking for livable communities. With homes from $200,000s to the $1 millions, everyone is home in Fort Bend.

    See what Fort Bend offers and you will soon call Fort Bend home!

  • #1 & Working Hard To Stay There

    Leading Greater Houston and the nation, it is no wonder Fort Bend County is the fastest growing county in the US. Leaders in median family income, growth, safety, education level, and diversity, Fort Bend County offers exceptional quality of life and is a THE place to relocate your business or raise your family.

    A community driven to excellence!

  • #WhyFortBend? OPTIONS

    What does Fort Bend County offer young professionals who want to live, work, and play in Fort Bend County? The answer is “options”.  Employment, lifestyle, education, housing- Fort Bend County provides choices and leaves the decision to you.  See why so many young professionals call Fort Bend home.

    A quick look and you will see, the closer you look, the better we get.

  • Fort Bend Is The Most Diverse County In The US
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Data and Downloads

Need some hard facts about Fort Bend County? Here, you can download valuable data with key information about the region. Whether you’re thinking of relocating or just want to know more about your county, Fort Bend County has a lot to offer.



Major Private Employers

Fort Bend County is leading the region for job creation in sectors like energy, health care, development, and engineering. This fertile business environment continues to attract major headquarters and businesses from all over the country and around the globe.

EmployerLocal EmployeesLine of Business
Fluor Corporation2430Engineering, Construction Maintenance & Technical
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital2200Healthcare
Schlumberger Technology Corp.1750Energy Exploration Technology/Research
United Parcel Service1200Package Distribution
Oak Bend Medical Center1164Healthcare
Nalco Company
Energy Services Division
1100Chemical Production
Frito-Lay, Inc.994Snack Food Manufacturer
Texana Center867Healthcare
Memorial Hermann - Sugar Land Hospital563Healthcare
Fiserv Output Solutions 531Provider of Financial Services Technology Solutions
St. Luke's Sugar Land Hospital454Healthcare
Pentair450Valve Manufacturer
Sunoco Logistics Partners403Pipeline
Tramontina386Manufacturer & Marketer of Cutlery & Stainless Steel Cookware
Texas Instruments375Technology
NRG370Energy Company
National Oilwell Varco, Inc.350Manufacturing & Service for Drilling & Oilfield Equipment
Hudson Products344Manufacturing
Minute Maid338Marketer of Premium Fruit Juices & Drinks
Ben E. Keith329Food Service Products
Twinstar Bakery 299Manufactures Bread/Related Products Cookies/Crackers Whole Packages Frozen Goods
Yokogawa Corp. of America278Manufacturer & Supplier of Test, Measurement, Field Instrumentation, process control & Information products
EE Reed Construction245Construction
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic143Healthcare
Classic Chevrolet139Automobile Dealers-New Cars
Niagara Bottling 133Supplier & Distributor of Bottled Water
MD Anderson Cancer Center Sugar Land125Healthcare
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Tax Benefits

Fort Bend County maintains a responsible tax rate that encourages development and creates jobs.  Combined with no state income tax and a lower than average cost of living, Fort Bend County is a desirable location for business development.

Tax Rates
Fort Bend County General: 0.458000
Fort Bend Drainage: 0.021000

For complete list of Fort Bend County taxing entities and 2016 tax rates.

To access the Fort Bend County Central Appraisal District

Businesses may take advantage of potential incentives such as:

For more information on business incentive packages offered in Fort Bend County.

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Cities & Contact Data

Each city within Fort Bend County is unique, providing its own special personality and benefits. The Fort Bend EDC and our economic development partners at the cities work collaboratively to offer businesses a team of professionals committed to development and sustained growth.

CityEconomic Development ContactWebsite
ArcolaThe Honorable Mary Etta Anderson, Mayor City Data
BeasleyThe Honorable Kenneth Reid, Mayor City Data
FairchildsThe Honorable Bob Haenel, MayorCity Data
FulshearAngela Fritz, Economic Development DirectorEDC
KatyLance LaCour, Katy EDC President EDC
KendletonThe Honorable Darryl K. Humphrey, Sr., Mayor EDC
Meadows PlaceThe Honorable Charles D. Jessup, IV, Mayor EDC
Missouri CityJoe Esch, Economic Development DirectorEDC
NeedvilleThe Honorable Delbert Wendt, MayorEDC
OrchardThe Honorable Rod Pavlock, Mayor City Data
PearlandMatt Buchanan, PresidentEDC
PleakThe Honorable Larry Bitner, MayorCity Data
RichmondRob Tobias, Economic Development Director EDC
RosenbergRandall Mallik, Economic Development Director EDC
SimontonThe Honorable Louis Boudreaux, Mayor EDC
StaffordPatti Worfe, Economic Development DirectorEDC
Sugar LandJennifer May, Economic Development Director EDC
ThompsonsThe Honorable Freddie Newsome, Mayor City Data
Weston LakesThe Honorable Mary Rose Zdunkewicz, Mayor City Data
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Master Planned Communities

Consistently ranked as the top area in the nation for Master Planned Communities.

Master Planned Communities List

CommunityDeveloperTotal AcresHomes SoldLots ProjectedHomes FromHomes ToSchool DistrictsAcres of Green Space
AlianaAliana Development Company200023594200$280,000sMillionsFBISD300
Cinco RanchNewland Communities8,10014,85015,098$400,000sMillionsKaty ISDNot Available
Creekside RanchTal Atlantic & Ashton Woods2260700$220,000s$400,000sLCISD2
Cross Creek RanchJohnson Development3,2002,4497,000$220,000sMillionsKaty ISD
FirethroneJefferson DevelopmentNot Available1,4003,600$190,000s$800,000sKaty ISD
Fulbrook on Fulshear CreekTrend Development6503181,100$280,000s$800,000sLCISD99
FulbrookTrend Development1,000390480$650,000sMillionsLCISD200
Harvest GreenJohnson Development1,3002332,600$240,000s$500,000sFBISD300
Imperial Sugar LandJohnson Development7201211,200$400,000sMillionsFBISD62
Jordan RanchJohnson Development1,35023,000$250,000sTBDLCISD250
Lakes of Bella TerraRyco Development7251,656Not available$200,000sMillionsLCISD300
Long Meadow FarmsTrend Development1,3551,9252,200$250,000s$580,000sFBISD
RiverstoneJohnson Development3,7005,0756,000$300,000sMillionsFBISD1,200
Sienna PlantationJohnson Development10,8007,35716,500$280,000sMillionsFBISD3,000
VerandaJohnson Development59002,500TBDTBDLCISDTBD

Communities List

CommunityDeveloperHOA/Community WebsiteSchool District(s)CityAcres- Green SpaceHomes At Completion
Canyon Gate At The BrazosLand TejasNot AvailableLCISDRichmond201204
New TerritoryNot AvailableNew TerritoryFBISDRichmond
Sugar Land
Bonbrook PlantationNot AvailableBonbrook Plantation HOALCISDRosenberg
The Reserve At Brazos Town CenterThe Reserve HOALCISDRosenberg
Westheimer Lakes NorthLand TejasNot AvailableKaty ISDKaty91100
Cardiff RanchLand TejasNot AvailableKaty ISDKaty16391
Westheimer Lakes NorthLand TejasNot AvailableKaty ISDKaty91100
Westheimer LakesLand TejasNot AvailableLCISDRichmond851703
Chelsea HarbourNot AvailableChelsea Harbour HOAFBISDSugar Land
Falcon RanchNot AvailableFalcon Ranch HOAKaty ISDKaty849
First ColonyPlanned Community DevelopersFirst Colony HOAFBISDSugar Land16,000
Grand LakesNot AvailableGrand Lakes HOAKaty ISDKaty2,771
Grayson LakesNot AvailableGrayson Lakes HOAKaty ISDKaty30530
Kingdom HeightsThe Millis Grouphttp://kingdomheightscommunityassociation.comLCISDRosenberg1721,430
Lake Pointe CommonsNot AvailableNot AvailableFBISDSugar LandNot Available46
Lakes of Mission GroveNot AvailableNot AvailableLCISDRichmond
Old OrchardOld Orchard HOA
Pecan GroveNot AvailablePecan GroveFBISD
RichmondNot Available
River's EdgePlanned Community DevelopersRiver's Edge HOALCISDRichmond800
Waterside EstatesNot AvailableWaterside Estates HOAFBISDRichmond
WoodbridgeInformation UnavailableWoodbridge HOAFBISDSugar Land1,249
Grand Mission
GreatwoodMy GreatwoodLCISD
Lake OlympiaAndrew ChoyLake Olympia HOAFBISDMissouri City
Old Orchard
Pecan Grove
Pine Mill RanchPine Mill RanchKaty ISDKaty
Quail Valley
River Park
Royal Lake Estates
Seven MeadowsNewland CommunitiesSeven Meadows HOAKaty ISDKatyNot Available
Silver Ranch
Esra GraeKaty ISDKaty
Sugar Creek
Sugar Lakes
Summer Lakes
Summer Park
TelfairNewland CommunitiesTelfair HOAFBISDSugar LandNot Available2,800
Villages of Town CenterVillages of Town CenterLCISDRosenberg
Walnut Creek
Weston Lakes
Wood Creek ReserveInformation UnavailableWood Creek ReserveKaty ISDKaty100


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Fort Bend County Business Parks

Business ParkCity Contact PersonContact InformationPark Brochures
Lakeview Business ParkMissouri CityJeremy Garner713-963-1057Brochure
Park 8-NinetyMissouri CityJeremy Garner713-963-1057Brochure
Rosenberg Business ParkRosenbergBill Smith713-850-8400Brochure
Sugar Land Business ParkSugar LandDon Janssen281-242-2000Brochure
Stafford Grove Industrial ParkStaffordMatteson Hamilton713-300-0299Brochure