Doing Business

Doing Business

Doing Business in Greater Houston

Businesses that expand or relocate to Sugar Land build a rhythm of strong innovations and deeper market shares. The city is home to a population of over 120,000 and is projected to grow to more than 130,000 by 2024.  

Sugar Land presents one of the highest levels of education attainment in the U.S. Over 60% of residents carry a bachelor’s degree or higher. Key industries in the region receive strong support from higher education institutions such as the University of Houston at Sugar Land’s burgeoning College of Tech. The multi-campus college began relocating its center to Sugar Land in 2021, broadening the area’s potential in advanced manufacturing, supply chain management, biotechnology, digital media and more. 

Companies that expand to Sugar Land have access to a broad range of incentives and financing options. For instance, Texas offers one of the largest deal-closing funds in the U.S. and keeps employers strong through the Skills Development Fund. Within the city, Sugar Land EDC’s #AllInForSLTX business development campaign was the winner of the Texas CEDA Award for Innovation in 2020. 

Sugar Land also offers prime positioning for companies doing businesses in Houston, Texas — only a 20-minute drive from the city. The economy in Houston, Texas adds over 2 million individuals to the market. Robust infrastructure such as the I-69/US 59 highway facilitates transportation into the eastern parts of the Lone Star State, while an array of deep water access ports, railways, and regional/international airports are accessible within an hour’s drive. 

From major employers to small businesses, Sugar Land, TX offers manageable costs, an educated workforce and unprecedented market access.  

Quick Facts 

  •  61% of Sugar Land residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher 

  • Named the #1 Business-Savvy City in America by Verizon in 2021 

  • Over 7 million people in Greater Houston MSA market 

  • Greater Houston Partnership 

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