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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 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


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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 Corporation2,430Engineering, Construction Maintenance & Technical
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital2,200Healthcare
Schlumberger Technology Corp.1,750Energy Exploration Technology/Research
Nalco Company
Energy Services Division
1,100Chemical Production
Oak Bend Medical Center1,164Healthcare
United Parcel Service1,200Package Distribution
Texana Center867Healthcare
Frito-Lay, Inc.994Snack Food Manufacturer
Fiserv Output Solutions 531Provider of Financial Services Technology Solutions
Pentair450Valve Manufacturer
Memorial Hermann - Sugar Land Hospital563Healthcare
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 Hospital454Healthcare
Sunoco Logistics Partners403Pipeline
Texas Instruments375Technology
Yokogawa Corp. of America278Manufacturer & 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
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: 0.465000
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. 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.

CityMayor/City ManagerWebsite
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
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, MayorCity Data
RichmondRob Tobias, Economic Development Director EDC
RosenbergRandall Mallik, Economic Development Director EDC
SimontonThe Honorable Louis Boudreaux, 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 City Data
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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