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 716,087 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2016)
- 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
View the best Fort Bend has to offer in our video library. Learn about the industrial market, why the master planned communities are so successful, our exceptional quality of life, and the talented workforce buoyed by the unparalleled education and workforce training programs available in Fort Bend.
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!
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
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.
Quality of Life
Infrastructure & Transportation
Taxes & Incentives
City Demographic Reports
International Trade & Investment
Other Reports & Presentations
- Fort Bend County Future Growth Implications- Todd LaRue
- Perryman Report 2016 Forecast
- Fort Bend Realtors Presentation, Jeff Wiley
- University of Houston Sugar Land Master Plan
- Fort Bend Flood Update 6-23-2016
- Economic Forecast, Dr. Alex Perdue 6-23-2016
- Rubicon- The Crossing At Telfair Presentation, 7-21-2016
- John Burns Real Estate Mid-year Housing Review 7-21-2016
- Imperial Market Update-Fort Bend Commercial Brokers Presentation 8-2016
- Richmond Gateway Presentation 9-22-2016
- City Of Fulshear Update 9-22-2016
- City of Rosenberg Update 9-22-2016
- Greater Houston Partnership 2017 Economic Forecast
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.
|Employer||Local Employees||Line of Business|
|Fluor Corporation||2430||Engineering, Construction Maintenance & Technical
|Methodist Sugar Land Hospital||2200||Healthcare|
|Schlumberger Technology Corp.||1750||Energy Exploration Technology/Research|
|United Parcel Service||1200||Package Distribution|
|Oak Bend Medical Center||1164||Healthcare|
Energy Services Division
|Frito-Lay, Inc.||994||Snack Food Manufacturer|
|Memorial Hermann - Sugar Land Hospital||563||Healthcare|
|Fiserv Output Solutions||531||Provider of Financial Services Technology Solutions|
|St. Luke's Sugar Land Hospital||454||Healthcare|
|Sunoco Logistics Partners||403||Pipeline|
|Tramontina||386||Manufacturer & Marketer of Cutlery & Stainless Steel Cookware|
|National Oilwell Varco, Inc.||350||Manufacturing & Service for Drilling & Oilfield Equipment|
|Minute Maid||338||Marketer of Premium Fruit Juices & Drinks|
|Ben E. Keith||329||Food Service Products|
|Twinstar Bakery||299||Manufactures Bread/Related Products Cookies/Crackers Whole Packages Frozen Goods|
|Yokogawa Corp. of America||278||Manufacturer & Supplier of Test, Measurement, Field Instrumentation, process control & Information products|
|EE Reed Construction||245||Construction|
|Classic Chevrolet||139||Automobile Dealers-New Cars|
|Niagara Bottling||133||Supplier & Distributor of Bottled Water|
|MD Anderson Cancer Center Sugar Land||125||Healthcare|
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.
Fort Bend County General: 0.465000
Fort Bend Drainage: 0.021000
Businesses may take advantage of potential incentives such as:
For more information on business incentive packages offered in Fort Bend County.
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.
|City||Economic Development Contact||Website|
|Arcola||The Honorable Mary Etta Anderson, Mayor||City Data|
|Beasley||The Honorable Kenneth Reid, Mayor||City Data|
|Fairchilds||The Honorable Bob Haenel, Mayor||City Data|
|Fulshear||Angela Fritz, Economic Development Director||EDC|
|Katy||Lance LaCour, Katy EDC President||EDC|
|Kendleton||The Honorable Darryl K. Humphrey, Sr., Mayor||EDC|
|Meadows Place||The Honorable Charles D. Jessup, IV, Mayor||EDC|
|Missouri City||Joe Esch, Economic Development Director||EDC|
|Needville||The Honorable Delbert Wendt, Mayor||EDC|
|Orchard||The Honorable Rod Pavlock, Mayor||City Data|
|Pearland||Matt Buchanan, President||EDC|
|Pleak||The Honorable Larry Bitner, Mayor||City Data|
|Richmond||Rob Tobias, Economic Development Director||EDC|
|Rosenberg||Randall Mallik, Economic Development Director||EDC|
|Simonton||The Honorable Louis Boudreaux, Mayor||EDC|
|Stafford||Patti Worfe, Economic Development Director||EDC|
|Sugar Land||Jennifer May, Economic Development Director||EDC|
|Thompsons||The Honorable Freddie Newsome, Mayor||City Data|
|Weston Lakes||The Honorable Mary Rose Zdunkewicz, Mayor||City Data|
Master Planned Communities
Consistently ranked as the top area in the nation for Master Planned Communities.
Master Planned Communities List
|Community||Developer||Total Acres||Homes Sold||Lots Projected||Homes From||Homes To||School Districts||Acres of Green Space|
|Aliana||Aliana Development Company||2000||2359||4200||$280,000s||Millions||FBISD||300|
|Cinco Ranch||Newland Communities||8,100||14,850||15,098||$400,000s||Millions||Katy ISD||Not Available|
|Creekside Ranch||Tal Atlantic & Ashton Woods||226||0||700||$220,000s||$400,000s||LCISD||2|
|Cross Creek Ranch||Johnson Development||3,200||2,449||7,000||$220,000s||Millions||Katy ISD|
|Firethrone||Jefferson Development||Not Available||1,400||3,600||$190,000s||$800,000s||Katy ISD|
|Fulbrook on Fulshear Creek||Trend Development||650||318||1,100||$280,000s||$800,000s||LCISD||99|
|Harvest Green||Johnson Development||1,300||233||2,600||$240,000s||$500,000s||FBISD||300|
|Imperial Sugar Land||Johnson Development||720||121||1,200||$400,000s||Millions||FBISD||62|
|Jordan Ranch||Johnson Development||1,350||2||3,000||$250,000s||TBD||LCISD||250|
|Lakes of Bella Terra||Ryco Development||725||1,656||Not available||$200,000s||Millions||LCISD||300|
|Long Meadow Farms||Trend Development||1,355||1,925||2,200||$250,000s||$580,000s||FBISD|
|Sienna Plantation||Johnson Development||10,800||7,357||16,500||$280,000s||Millions||FBISD||3,000|
Fort Bend County Business Parks
|Business Park||City||Contact Person||Contact Information||Park Brochures|
|Lakeview Business Park||Missouri City||Jeremy Garner||713-963-1057||Brochure|
|Park 8-Ninety||Missouri City||Jeremy Garner||713-963-1057||Brochure|
|Rosenberg Business Park||Rosenberg||Bill Smith||713-850-8400||Brochure|
|Sugar Land Business Park||Sugar Land||Don Janssen||281-242-2000||Brochure|
|Stafford Grove Industrial Park||Stafford||Matteson Hamilton||713-300-0299||Brochure|