Sugar Land, located in eastern Fort Bend County, is approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston. It was founded as a sugar plantation in the mid-1800s and incorporated in 1959.
A full-service municipality, Sugar Land, provides the highest quality of affordable services to meet the needs of its residents. Master-planned communities and welcoming neighborhoods enhance home values and create a sense of belonging. The community offers outstanding schools, libraries, civic organizations and other resources that make Sugar Land a great place to work, live and raise a family.
Sugar Land means business. The City of Sugar Land is an award-winning community ideally located just southwest of Houston. Sugar Land has achieved its sustainable, strong local economy through an aggressive, focused economic development program that creates new wealth and jobs. As a regional employment center, with nearly 26 million square feet of commercial space, the City is home to high-profile corporations including Minute Maid, UnitedHealthcare, Texas Instruments, Schlumberger, Fluor Corporation, Noble Drilling Services, and Bechtel EO. Numerous high-profile regional and international corporations have chosen Sugar Land as a corporate home, including Minute Maid, Schlumberger, Tramontina USA, Fluor Corporation, Bechtel Equipment Operations, Noble Drilling, Money Management International and Aetna. Sugar Land’s aggressive economic development program has created a business-friendly environment, one that includes a variety of incentives, including a corporate aviation facility.