Entrepreneurs & Startups | Fort Bend Economic Development Council

Investing in Small Business Success

Fort Bend County is actively seeking to grow small businesses through resources, training, and a vibrant community of like minded entrepreneurs. We believe that entrepreneurs and small business owners are some of the best fuel for continuing to grow our cities and bring opportunity to our county.  Connect with our local partners here, and dig in to the tools below to help jump start your efforts.  Just a few things our tools can help you with

  • How to start a business

  • How to write a business plan

  • What permits will you need

  • Maps to consider customer base, labor pool, and best location

  • How to grow your business

  • What indicators you need to consider

  • Who are your local partners

  • Contact information to get started

Houston Exponential Expands into Fort Bend County

Houston Exponential (HX), an organization whose mission is to help develop Houston’s innovation economy, has announced an expansion of its reach into Fort Bend County (FBC) via a partnership with the Fort Bend Marketing Program, managed by the Fort Bend Economic Development Council. This announcement follows the recent news of Gow Companies’ acquisition of HX and is the first of many planned expansion initiatives under the new leadership.

Through this partnership, HX will establish a local headquarters in the county and will begin collaborating with the Fort Bend community on a variety of startup and small business programs and activities focused on supporting local founders and innovators.