The number one reason cited by companies for why they moved to or expanded within Fort Bend County is our talented workforce. From skilled labor to leaders in research and development, the Fort Bend talent pool is both diverse, inclusive, skilled, and plentiful.
Fort Bend County attracts talent from across the nation, enhancing the Fort Bend value proposition to companies. Fort Bend is leading the region and the nation in the attributes that build a strong, inclusive workforce.
Source: EMSI 2022
Large companies such as Amazon and Dollar Tree find skilled labor to fill thousands of jobs while Fluor, Texas Instruments, and Schlumberger, long time Fort Bend business community members, remain in Fort Bend because of the concentration of engineers, supply chain experts, and researchers.
415, 800 Civilian Labor Force in FBC (May 2022)
3.4 Million Regional Laborshed (2022)
In Fort Bend, workforce development is training-centric, and therefore, industry works closely with the education community to keep the workforce responsive to changing industry needs. Technical State Technical College, a skilled training program in Rosenberg, works with Accredo Packing Company in Sugar Land to provide specific training to support their growing industry.
The University of Houston College of Technology, working closely with the leadership team at Heavy Construction Systems Management (HCSS), a software development company, created a new certificate programs for engineers that provides students with a competitive advantage and meets the constantly evolving needs of local technology companies. Fort Bend ISD has launched the new district wide Career and Technology Center, to provide more CTE training and opportunities at the high school level that can seemly transition to the workforce after graduation.