Fort Bend Future (FBF), is comprised of a technology advisory council where the business and education communities collaborate to cultivate, attract, and retain a tech-savvy workforce.
Fort Bend County is home to Texas State Technical College, the University of Houston at Sugar Land and HCC Advanced Manufacturing and Workforce Development Center of Excellence. These institutions of higher education are preparing students to become skilled and thoughtful professionals while meeting the high-tech challenges of today’s global economy with businesses and industry, government agencies, and other educational institutions. They are answering a need from industry in the greater Fort Bend County community.
Fort Bend County is fortunate to have a complex transportation network. The county is ready equipped for the efficient transportation of products and services from Mexico to Canada, from East and West Coast and Gulf Coast ports. These transportation systems make Fort Bend County an ideal hub for the distribution of manufactured products and services.
Fort Bend Future encourages the development of policies, legislation and standards on the local, state and federal level that promote innovation and growth for the technology industry. Fort Bend Future strives to understand the legislative issues important to our growing tech community. We have a commitment to advocate on behalf of business in Fort Bend County on local, state and federal issues related to technology. Key to this effort is building and maintaining strong relationships with our local, state and federal elected officials.
A Community where You Can Live/Work/Play Close by
Your employees will love the fact that they can live close to work! A recent LinkedIn survey revealed that 85% of us would take a pay cut for a shorter commute - you can offer them that type of commute! Whether their goal is to live in a small rural community with land, apartment in the middle of a happening area, or a suburban community with great schools – you are close to all of that. What is a better recruiting message than work close to home?
Health & Wellness
The Biomed industry is one of the largest employers in Fort Bend County, but the employment goes well beyond the county’s four major hospitals. Fort Bend is home to several large biomedical and allied industries. Fort Bend is home to several large biomedical industry leaders, including Mylan Pharmaceuticals, OcuSoft, CooperSurgical, Boccard, Biotics Research, Hope Biosciences, and Velentium and more.
As these businesses grow and invest in Fort Bend County, they will need a highly trained workforce, top -tier research institutions and a business-friendly climate. All of these factors are present in Fort Bend and help make the county a global industry leader in healthcare and biotechnology.
To learn more about workforce development in fort bend regarding biotechnology studies, check out the University of Houston Sugar Land Biotechnology studies.
To learn more about FDA Clinical trial at MD Anderson Cancer Center click here.
Fort Bend County boasts a thriving energy sector driven by oil and gas extraction, renewable energy projects, and innovation. With its strategic location and favorable weather conditions, the county has embraced solar and wind energy to harness cleaner power sources and these cutting-edge systems offer a scalable solution to store excess renewable energy. The implementation of smart grids and energy efficiency practices has further optimized energy distribution. The region is witnessing a transformative shift in energy storage with the emergence of advanced battery technologies which promises to enhance grid stability, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, and facilitate efficient energy distribution.
Fort Bend County thrives as a hub for advanced manufacturing. The region's strategic location, skilled workforce, and excellent transportation infrastructure attract a wide range of industries. With cutting-edge technologies and innovation, Fort Bend County's advanced manufacturing sector drives economic growth, produces high-quality products, and fosters job creation. As a result, the county continues to solidify its position as a leader in the state's manufacturing landscape.