Fast Facts & Resources

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:

  • No 9 in job growth to population growth ratio (Stats America, 2019)
  • No. 23 in “innovation capacity” among 3110 US counties (Stats America, 2019)
  • Fastest-growing large county in the U.S. 2013-2016, current population 811,688 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2020)
  • No. 4 In US, 2nd in Texas for net domestic migration over last five years. (RentCafe, 2018).
  • Most ethnically diverse county in the nation. (Kinder Institute, 2018)
  • No state income tax
  • No. 5 in US, No. 2 in Texas for purchasing power. (Smart Asset 2019)
  • No. 4 in US, No. 2 in Texas, No. 1 in Greater Houston for incoming investment. (Smart Asset, 2018)
  • No. 8 in US, No. 3  in Texas, 1st in Greater Houston for Business Growth. (Smart Asset, 2019)
  • Richest counties in Texas. (24/7 Wall St., 2020)
  • Highest percentage of college graduates in Houston MSA (US Census, 2018)
  • 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 five of the top 10 master planned communities in Houston.  Houston is second in the nation. (MetroStudy 2017)
  • 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, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • 26.8 percent population growth 2010-2018, $119,536 average household income, 90.8 percent high school graduate or higher, 45 percent bachelor’s degree or higher (American Community Survey, 2018)
  • Fort Bend’s major thoroughfare system provides superior access into, through, and around the entire Greater Houston region
  • Home to Sugar Land Regional Airport with US customs service, ranked NO. 1 in FBO in the US,  and Arcola’s Houston Southwest Airport. Access to Greater Houston’s international airports, George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport
  • Two national highway systems
  • Three major state highways
  • Three regional toll roads
  • Three major Class I railroads with access to Port of Houston and Port Freeport

Click Here For Complete List of Fort Bend Accolades

Houston developers and homebuilders often consider the quality of local schools when determining the location of their next master-planned community or subdivision of homes. Fort Bend ISD and Lamar CISD numbers one and three on the list of Houston area schools with the most development. - Houston Business Journal, 2017

  • MORE in Fort Bend

    We have more! More land, more access, more office, more industrial, more OPPORTUNITY! Check out why Fort Bend is the place for development.

    60 percent undeveloped in one of the fastest growing counties in the US.

  • Technology Companies Find MORE

    Coming Soon!

    “Fort Bend County is the best kept secret in the tech world.”

  • Fort Bend County Is Second In The Nation In Purchasing Power

    Fort Bend County is second in the nation in purchasing power, first in Texas and the Greater Houston area.  But, how did we get there? Affordability and high income wage earners coming from the most educated population in Greater Houston ensures your money goes farther in Fort Bend.

    Affordability plus income yields cost of living.

  • Fort Bend Is Tech Ready: Talented Workforce

    “We as a tech company are starved for talent and we need to attract the right talent.”  In Fort Bend, tech companies have access to the best educated, best trained workforce in Greater Houston, with the highest percentage of high school, college, and post-college graduates in the region.

    “One of the main motivating factors of why we decided to come to fort bend county is talent.” #TechReady

  • Fort Bend Is Pro Business & Tech Ready

    In Fort Bend, technology-based companies find a pro-business government that will work with industry leaders to find common sense solutions, inspiring and unleashing innovation and creativity.

    “Fort Bend County is the best kept secret in the tech world.” #TechReady

  • Truly Remarkable Places! Mixed Use In Fort Bend

    In Fort Bend County, our mixed-use centers positioned throughout the county enhance the extraordinary quality of life for which Fort Bend is known… and grow the economy.  Learn more about these important community amenities.

    “Dine. Shop. Play. Work. Live.  Stay.  All right here. All in Fort Bend County, Greater Houston’s Finest Address.”

  • Education: The Bridge To Opportunity

    Fort Bend County is home to six exceptional school districts, preparing tomorrow’s leaders through innovative programming and exceptional relationships between parents, students, and schools. Learn about one of our most valuable community assets- our schools.

    With more than 150,000 students speaking 95 different languages, the bridges to opportunity are wide, accessible, and fortified.

  • Fort Bend Strong!

    Like the rest of Greater Houston, Fort Bend County was hit by Hurricane Harvey, but we responded like we always do. We came together, helped our neighbors, moved forward, and got back to work.

    “We’re strong… we’re Fort Bend Strong!”

  • 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 is a place where your imagination has no boundaries, where you can dream big, and where limits are only visible in the rear view mirror. 

  • 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 location for industrial development.

    In Fort Bend, people and products move. And business gets done. And there’s more to come.


  • Learn Here... Work Here

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

    With unparalleled programs, Fort Bend County leads the way in workforce development programs and education.

  • Living & Living Well In Fort Bend

    With several of the top communities in the nation, Fort Bend County is the premiere address in Houston. Check out why!

    Fort Bend County remains the fastest-growing large county in the nation with a 26 percent population increase since 2010.

  • Living Choices In Fort Bend

    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.

  • Hudson Products Expansion

    Hudson Products, located outside of Rosenberg in Fort Bend County, expands, foregoing expansion opportunities in other states and Mexico.

    “The impact these 150 news jobs will have on Fort Bend County is tremendous.” County Commissioner Vincent Morales, Jr., Precinct 1

  • Fort Bend Is The Most Diverse County In The US

    Fort Bend County’s  diversity is one of the county’s strongest assets.

    “Fort Bend County may very well be the most diverse place on the planet.” Dr. Stephen Klineberg, Kinder Institute

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.

International Trade & Investment

FBEDC Member Meeting Presentation

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
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital2637Healthcare
Schlumberger Technology Corp.2007Energy Exploration Technology/Research
Fluor Corporation1410Engineering, Construction Maintenance & Technical
United Parcel Service1200Package Distribution
Oak Bend Medical Center795Healthcare
Nalco Company
Energy Services Division
1100Chemical Production
Memorial Hermann - Sugar Land Hospital696Healthcare
Frito-Lay, Inc.750Snack Food Manufacturer
Texana Center867Healthcare
Fiserv Output Solutions 531Provider of Financial Services Technology Solutions
St. Luke's Sugar Land Hospital454Healthcare
Emerson Automation Solutions Final Control450Valve Manufacturer
Ben E. Keith419Food Service Products
Tramontina400Manufacturer & 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
Heavy Construction Systems Software400Software Developer
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

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: 0.44500
Fort Bend Drainage: 0.019000

For complete list of Fort Bend County taxing entities and 2018 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.

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 Fred Burton, 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 City Economic Development DirectorEDC
NeedvilleThe Honorable Delbert Wendt, MayorEDC
OrchardThe Honorable Rod Pavlock, Mayor City Data
PearlandMatt Buchanan, PresidentEDC
PleakThe Honorable Larry Bitner, MayorCity Data
RichmondJerry Jones, Economic Development Director EDC
RosenbergJeremy Heath Economic Development Director EDC
SimontonThe Honorable Laurie Boudreaux, Mayor EDC
StaffordPatti Worfe, Economic Development DirectorEDC
Sugar LandElizabeth Huff, Economic Development EDC
ThompsonsThe Honorable Freddie Newsome, Mayor City Data
Weston LakesThe 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

CommunityDeveloperTotal AcresHomes SoldLots ProjectedHomes FromHomes ToSchool DistrictsAcres of Green Space
AlianaAIRIA Development Company200029704200$280,000sMillionsFBISD300
Cinco RanchNewland Communities8,10014,95015,000
$400,000sMillionsKaty ISDNot Available
Creekside RanchTal Atlantic & Ashton Woods22619700$220,000s$400,000sLCISD2
Cross Creek RanchJohnson Development3,2002,6817,000$220,000sMillionsKaty ISD
FirethorneJefferson DevelopmentNot Available1,4003,600$190,000s$800,000sKaty ISD
Fulbrook on Fulshear CreekTrend Development650325
FulbrookTrend Development1,000414480$650,000sMillionsLCISD200
Harvest GreenJohnson Development1,3007322,600$240,000s$500,000sFBISD300
Imperial Sugar LandJohnson Development7203191,200$400,000sMillionsFBISD62
Jordan RanchJohnson Development1,3501723,000$250,000sTBDLCISD250
Lakes of Bella TerraRyco Development7251,656Not available$200,000sMillionsLCISD300
Long Meadow FarmsTrend Development1,3552,1002,200$250,000s$580,000sFBISD
RiverstoneJohnson Development3,7005,5666,163$300,000sMillionsFBISD1,200
Sienna PlantationJohnson Development10,8008,08016,500$250,000sMillionsFBISD3,000
VerandaJohnson Development5902032,500$200,000sTBDLCISD110

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


Fort Bend County Business Parks

Fort Bend County is the place to get business done with 5 business parks available, including Lakeview Business Park, Sugar Land Business Park, Park 8-Ninety, Rosenberg Business Park and Stafford Grove Industrial Park. Find out why Fort Bend County is the hub for industrial development! #WhyFortBend


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