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Map of Fort Bend County in relation to Houston

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Fast Facts

Fort Bend Country 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 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2016)
  • No state income tax
  • No. 5 for America’s fastest-growing counties in 2013 (Forbes, 2013)
  • Five public high schools ranked top in the metro area (Niche, 2014)
  • 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 ethically diverse county in the Houston metropolitan area (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014)
  • Diverse population including 50.74 percent Caucasian (332,567), 25.2 percent Hispanic (165,192), 20.06 percent African American (131,453), 17.36 percent Asian (113,752), 8.02 percent other (74,366), .44 percent American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2,885), .06 percent Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander alone (375)
  • 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

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 Corporation2,812Engineering, Construction Maintenance & Technical
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital2,200Healthcare
Schlumberger Technology Corp.2,100Energy Exploration Technology/Research
Nalco Company
Energy Services Division
1,400Chemical Production
Oak Bend Medical Center1,100Healthcare
United Parcel Service1,078Package Distribution
Texana Center851Healthcare
Frito-Lay, Inc.779Snack Food Manufacturer
Fiserv Output Solutions 554Provider of Financial Services Technology Solutions
Pentair450Valve Manufacturer
Memorial Hermann - Sugar Land Hospital425Healthcare
Tramontina386Manufacturer & Marketer of Cutlery & Stainless Steel Cookware
NRG370Energy Company
National Oilwell Varco, Inc.350Manufacturing & Service for Drilling & Oilfield Equipment
Minute Maid338Marketer of Premium Fruit Juices & Drinks
Ben E. Keith329Food Service Products
St. Luke's Sugar Land Hospital295Healthcare
Sunoco Logistics Partners278Pipeline
Yokogawa Corp. of America266Manufacturer & Supplier of Test, Measurement, Field Instrumentation, process control & Information products
Twinstar Bakery 299Manufactures Bread/Related Products Cookies/Crackers Whole Packages Frozen Goods
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic143Healthcare
Niagara Bottling 133Supplier & Distributor of Bottled Water
Classic Chevrolet139Automobile Dealers-New Cars
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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: 0.465000
Fort Bend Drainage: 0.021000

For complete list of Fort Bend County taxing entities and 2015 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. From master planned communities to towns rooted in history, there’s truly something for everyone.

CityMayor/City ManagerWebsite
ArcolaThe Honorable Mary Etta Anderson, Mayor
BeasleyThe Honorable Kenneth Reid, Mayor City Data
FairchildsThe Honorable Bob Haenel, MayorCity Data
FulshearAngela Fritz, Economic Development DirectorEDC
KatyByron J. Hebert, City Manager 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
RichmondRob Tobias, Economic Development Director EDC
RosenbergRandall Mallik, Economic Development Director EDC
SimontonThe Honorable Daniel McJunkin, Mayor EDC
StaffordCristin Emshoff, Project AdministratorEDC
Sugar LandJennifer May, Economic Development Director EDC
ThompsonsThe Honorable Freddie Newsome, Mayor City Data
Weston LakesThe Honorable Mary Rose Zdunkewicz, Mayor
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Master Planned Communities

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

Communities List

Type of CommunityCommunityAward-Noteworthy
Master Planned CommunitiesAlianaAward Winning Community- 2015
Master Planned CommunitiesAvalon
Master Planned CommunitiesCinco Ranch
Master Planned CommunitiesCross Creek RanchAward Winning Community- 2014
Master Planned CommunitiesFirethorne
Master Planned CommunitiesFirst Colony
Master Planned CommunitiesGreatwood
Master Planned CommunitiesNew Territory
Master Planned CommunitiesRiver Park
Master Planned CommunitiesRiverstoneAward Winning Community- 2015
Master Planned CommunitiesSeven Meadows
Master Planned CommunitiesSienna PlantationAward Winning Community- 2014
Master Planned CommunitiesHarvest Green
Master Planned CommunitiesImperial Sugar Land
Master Planned CommunitiesTelfair
Master Planned CommunitiesThe Veranda
CommunitiesGrand Lakes
CommunitiesBonbrook Planatation
CommunitiesCanyon Gate at Cinco Ranch
CommunitiesChelsea Harbour
CommunitiesEnclave at Lake Pointe
CommunitiesFalcon Ranch
CommunitiesFulbrook on Fulshear Creek
CommunitiesGrand Mission
CommunitiesGrayson Lakes
CommunitiesKingdom Heights
CommunitiesLake Olympia
CommunitiesLake Pointe Commons
CommunitiesLakes of Mission Grove
CommunitiesLong Meadow Farms
CommunitiesOaks of Rosenberg
CommunitiesOld Orchard
CommunitiesOlympia Estates
CommunitiesParkway Lakes
CommunitiesPecan Grove Plantation
CommunitiesPecan Lakes
CommunitiesPine Mill Ranch
CommunitiesQuail Valley
CommunitiesRiver Run at the Brazos
CommunitiesRiver's Edge
CommunitiesRoyal Lakes Estates
CommunitiesSilver Ranch
CommunitiesSugar Creek
CommunitiesSugar Lakes
CommunitiesSummer Lakes
CommunitiesTeal Run
CommunitiesThe Reserve at Brazos Town Center
CommunitiesVillages of Town Center
CommunitiesWaterside Estates
CommunitiesWestheimer Lakes
CommunitiesWeston Lakes
CommunitiesWillow Creek Farms
CommunitiesWoodcreek Reserve


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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