Fort Bend County Companies Stay Home | Fort Bend Economic Development Council

Fort Bend County recently announced several expansion projects for major employers across the county. In the last month, Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, announced they will expand their existing footprint, investing $200 million in its site in Rosenberg, Texas, and Biotics Research Corporation, will invest $9 million in the Rosenberg Business Park. Companies are drawn to Fort Bend County because of our strategic location, access to markets and workforce, and exceptional quality of life, but most importantly, companies that invest in Fort Bend stay here, choosing to expand their footprints investments here.

Two Long Time Fort Bend County Companies Expand Here

PepsiCo/Frito Lay Expansion 

PepsiCo/Frito-Lay first invested in Fort Bend County in 1982 with 100 employees.  The company has invested hundreds of millions of dollars over the years through multiple expansions.  Most recently, in 2021, the company announced a $200 million expansion which will create 160 jobs, bringing their total employee count to 750 full-time and fleet associates.  This expansion follows on the heels of their 2019 expansion project, which included $138 million investment. -

“We’ve called Rosenberg home for nearly 40 years. Throughout that time, the support of Fort Bend County has helped us invest in the right areas so that we can continue to grow and provide jobs to the community,” said Laura Maxwell, senior vice president of supply chain, PepsiCo Foods North America. “The Rosenberg site has the largest footprint of any Frito-Lay facility in Texas, producing snacks for Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas and Georgia, and several other parts of the country when we hit times of peak demand. We thank Fort Bend County for bringing investments like this to life.”

Biotics Research Corporation

Biotics Research Corporation has been in Fort Bend County for nearly 25 years.  In June, the company announced a $9 million expansion to increase space for their corporate headquarters, research facility, and manufacturing and warehousing space. The additional 87,569 square feet facility will be in the deed-restricted Rosenberg Business Park. The company has 160 employees and will add an additional 25 jobs over the next five years. Learn more about why Fort Bend is ideal for R&D companies

Targeted Sector

Food and beverage manufacturing and distribution is one of the county’s target industries. Our strategic location in Greater Houston and access to markets major markets such Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas combined with a highly educated and well trained workforce, exceptional quality of life, and sophisticated infrastructure that opens up markets domestically and internationally make Fort Bend the ideal location for food and beverage businesses. Target Industry: Food and Bev: