Economic Forecast | Fort Bend Economic Development Council

Fort Bend County has been one of the fastest growing counties in the US for many years, but our growth has not been limited to individuals and families.

Commercial Growth

74 %
Commercial Value Growth from 2010-2020

The increase in commercial activity can be linked to both long-time corporate citizens like Fluor and Texas Instruments staying home to grow and expand in Fort Bend, and new corporate partners like Aldi, Amazon, and Dollar Tree bringing millions of dollars of investment and jobs into the county in the last several years.

Fort Bend is 900 square miles and diverse not only in its people, but also in the industries that make up our commercial sector. Office clients to logistics companies find Fort Bend desirable, and our growth has demonstrated that no single geography or industry has dominated the county’s landscape.

Population Growth

Our population is expected to reach one million people soon, and with the rise in commercial development, Fort Bend has become a major job center.  Additional areas previously undeveloped have made pre-development strides, opening up thousands of acres to potential growth in the next several years.  Expansion of roads and creating creates additional corridors across and through the county to increase access to the rest of Greater Houston create opportunities for development as well. 

Est. 2030 Population

Woods & Poole estimates that Fort Bend County will be at 1.8M by 2050. We expect to see significant growth in advanced manufacturing, corporate headquarters, innovation and entrepreneurialism, biotech and health care, and logistics and warehousing.