Sugar Land Office of Economic Development
The Sugar Land Office of Economic Development (SLOED) offers an integrated approach of programs and services to support the expansion and retention of existing major employers within the city of Sugar Land and the attraction of companies that offer high-impact jobs. Additionally, our office focuses on attracting event producers to host special events and targeting business and leisure travelers. Our department is broken down into four divisions as seen in the graph below:
From start-ups to global corporations, we attract new businesses of all sizes to the area and support them once they’re here. We assist companies throughout the entire business development process, helping to identify local, state, regional and federal incentives. Entrepreneurs and company representatives rely on our insight and connections to help with Sugar Land corporate site selection, custom research, data, relocation and expansion. Our support continues long after the relocation or expansion project takes place. We identify training opportunities to keep the local workforce’s skills a cut above industry standards.
Sugar Land’s economic development community comprises two non-profit corporation boards. The Sugar Land Development Corporation Board (a “Type A” economic development corporation) oversees the city’s economic development policy, including project selection and funding. Sugar Land 4B Corporation (a “Type B” corporation) focuses on supporting and promoting economic development activities and quality of life opportunities. It manages the allocation of sales tax funds towards private, public and municipal facilities such as parks, museums, stadiums and parking lots. Since their inception, these corporations have generated a combined total sales tax revenue of almost $240,000,000.
Several local, regional and state partners contribute to our success. Our economic development allies include chambers of commerce and education, finance and development government organizations. Working alongside our corporation boards, the Sugar Land Joint CIP Grant Program implements community-based projects that improve public spaces.
Some of the things we do regularly:
Site Selection Assistance
Custom Research & Data
Relocation or Expansion Assistance
Small Business Support
Identifying Workforce Training Options
The Sugar Land Office of Economic Development offers an integrated approach of programs and services to support the expansion and retention of existing major employers within the city of Sugar Land and the attraction of companies that offer high-impact jobs to attracting visitation to the area. Read more about our 2022 successes in our annual report below.