Sugar Land, TexasLike most of Texas, Sugar Land’s early influences were Native Americans, the Spanish, the Mexican government and Mexican immigrants, and American pioneers. In 1823, Stephen F. Austin was given the charter to settle 300 American families in Texas. The land granted in Fort Bend County was very fertile and set the stage for Sugar Land’s rich agricultural heritage.
Sugar Land found its strength in sugarcane production. As these settlers began farming and creating plantations, sugar became the primary industry. In 1908, a sugar cane refinery built in 1896 was purchased and renamed Imperial Sugar. It was the Imperial Sugar Company that developed the town, modernizing the refinery and building houses for the employees and their families.
The growing of sugar cane ended in 1928. The economic foothold it gave the city has helped increase the population from less than 2,000 back then to today's 85,012 residents.
A full-service municipality, Sugar Land, provides the highest quality of affordable services to meet the needs of its residents. Master-planned communities and welcoming neighborhoods enhance home values and create a sense of belonging. The community offers outstanding schools, libraries, civic organizations and other resources that make Sugar Land a great place to work, live and raise a family.
Town Square offers uptown amenities in an urban-style setting. Featuring an inviting array of dynamic shopping and dining destinations, a world-class hotel and conference center, prime office space, luxury condos and exciting community events, Sugar Land Town Square is the premier backdrop for vibrant living, playing and exploring.
Numerous high-profile regional and international corporations have chosen Sugar Land as a corporate home, including Minute Maid, Schlumberger, Tramontina USA, Fluor Corporation, Bechtel Equipment Operations, Noble Drilling, Money Management International and Aetna. Sugar Land's aggressive economic development program has created a business-friendly environment, one that includes a variety of incentives.