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Monday, December 04, 2017
  Houston Business Journal- A 57-acre land tract in a southwest Houston master- planned community will be transformed into a walkable, high-end retail development. Houston-based NewQuest Properties bought 57.2 acres in Aliana, a master- planned community in Fort Bend County around 30 miles southwest of Houston. JLL's Simmi Jaggi and Elizabeth Clampitt brokered the sale on behalf of Aliana ...read more
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Retailer Best Buy will build a 550,000-SF delivery distribution center near Highway 90 in Missouri City on the southwest side of Houston. Best Buy plans to open the distribution center prior to the 2018 holiday shopping season. The facility will distribute large items — including products ranging from major appliances to large televisions — to nearly 60 Best Buy stores throughout Texas and ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Press Release- An innovative approach integrating classroom instruction and research at the University of Houston will be spread to five colleges and universities around the country with a $2.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Rupa Iyer, principal investigator on the grant and founding director of the biotechnology program in the UH College of Technology, will implement the key ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Realty News Report- Houston home sales were up 5 percent in July, as 7,440 single-family houses were sold, compared to 7,083 in July of 2016, the Houston Association of Realtors reported. The continued strength of sales virtually guarantees that this year will be the best year for home sales that Houston Realtors have ever seen.See Full Story Here
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Global Trade- At May's announcement that the leading manufacturer of air-cooled heat exchangers and axil flow fans would be relocating its manufacturing plant from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Rosenberg, Texas, Walker remarked, "Hudson Products had several options outside of Texas, but the pro-business climate in this state is second to none."See Full Story Here
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Chron.com- As the saying goes, everything's bigger in Texas. Leading the nation in population growth, the population of Texas grew 10.8 percent between 2010 and 2016. Harris County led the way in terms of numerical increase while Fort Bend County experienced the highest percentage growth. See Full Story Here
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Monday, October 16, 2017
FastCasual- La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe has completed the first phase of its refranchising program. Sugar Land, Texas-based HZ LM Casual Foods, led by Amin Dhanani, one of the general partners of The Dhanani Group, has purchased 26 la Madeleine bakeries in Houston, Austin and Louisiana and secured development rights for 57 additional locations, according to a company press release.See Full ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Press Release-  With the snip of scissors held by Houston Community College (HCC) dignitaries and area elected officials, HCC officially opened for business once again in the Missouri City community. The new $21 million, 69,340 square-foot campus is also home to the HCC Center for Entrepreneurship, Technology & Health and was built to support economic growth within the surrounding area.See Full ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
FBEDC Membership Meeting-  Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre and Board of Trustees President Kristin Tassin updated the FBEDC membership Thursday on the district's plan to use the school finance formula and district savings in debt management to generate an overall reduction in the FBISD tax rate. See the "drop and swap" proposal above and the presentation, posted on our ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Fort Bend Commercial Brokers- Grady Mapes, TxDOT FortBend/Waller Area Engineer provided an updated to the Fort Bend Society of Commercial Brokers on Fort Bend TxDOT projects, providing project scopes, costs, and estimated completion dates. Please see presentation, posted on our website, by clicking here. 
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Chron.com-  Crews are nearing completion on a $21 million extension of University Boulevard from US Highway 90A to Stadium Drive that is expected to relieve congestion and provide easier north and south travel in Sugar Land. The extension was first identified for the city's thoroughfare plan in the 1990s, but wasn't planned for completion until 2020, according to City of Sugar Land Project Manager ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Realty News Report-  The Houston area economy added 54,200 new jobs over the last year, one of the strongest job growth reports since job growth tailed off in 2015, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. The report covered a 12-month period ending July 31, 2017. Houston's unemployment rate in July was 4.9 percent, down from 5.3 percent in June and 5.8 percent in July 2016.Source: Texas ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
National Real Estate Investor-  Office building owners and developers pondering how to bridge the urban-suburban gap may want to set their sights on what you might call "urb-suburban" settings.  Owners and developers of suburban offices that fail to embrace the urb-suburban vibe might find it harder to justify new projects or attract new tenants, industry observers say.See Full Story Here
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Houston Business Journal-  The city of Houston and Texas Central Partners have confirmed the general site for the Bayou City's passenger station for the proposed high-speed train between Houston and Dallas. The city and company signed an agreement Aug. 17 to plan the economic development of the bullet train together, according to a press release.See Full Story Here
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Monday, August 07, 2017
BisNow- Construction has begun on TierOne Development's 39K SF spec MOB at 7619 Branford Place in Sugar Land. Slated for completion in the second quarter of 2018, the Class-A building will be just outside of the Telfair residential community with unobstructed frontage on Highway 59 South, just east of University Boulevard adjacent to Costco.Read Full Article Here
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Monday, August 07, 2017
Realty News Report- Sunrun Inc., one of the largest residential solar power companies, has leased space in Sugar Land as part of its entry into the Houston market. The San Francisco-based rooftop solar panel company leased 12,150-SF in the Sugar Land Business Park, according to the Colliers International real estate firm.Read Full Article Here
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Monday, August 07, 2017
Chron.com-  Fort Bend County commissioners inched closer Tuesday to calling for a mobility bond election, which would fund dozens of new road projects if passed by voters.  Commissioners agreed Tuesday to schedule a special meeting for 10 a.m. Aug. 9 to call officially for the election. State law mandates that elections be called between 78 and 90 days before the date of the election, County ...read more
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Chron.com-  A Singapore-based nanotechnology company is set to begin production at its first U.S. facility in Fort Bend County this month. ShayoNano manufactures high tech paint additives based on patented nano technology, which it says drastically reduces its carbon footprint and improves the economy of paint.Read Full Story Here
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The Supreme Court this week set oral arguments for October in the case over which court is the correct legal venue to hear challenges to the Obama administration's Clean Water Rule. Army Corps of Engineers Lawyers will square off in October in front of the Supreme Court in a hot-button case over which court is the correct legal venue to hear challenges to the Obama administration's Clean Water ...read more
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Chron.com-  Six months after Sugar Land debuted its long-awaited entertainment venue, the Smart Financial Centre, the city and area business are reporting an uptick in economic activity.  The $84 million, 6,400-seat venue opened its doors in January and has since hosted dozens of performances - from Jerry Seinfeld to Journey.See Full Article Here
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Realty News Report-  The Houston area economy added 56,100 new jobs over the last year, one of the strongest job growth reports since job growth tailed off in 2015, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. The report covered a 12-month period ending June 30. Five sectors accounted for the bulk of the gains: healthcare, education, fabricated metal products, restaurants and bars, and employment ...read more
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Realty News Report-   With Texas, Florida and California leading the way, foreign investment in residential properties surged 49 percent over the last year, according to a new report by the National Association of Realtors. NAR's 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate, found that foreign buyers and recent immigrants purchased $153 billion of residential property ...read more
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Monday, July 17, 2017
Press Release- Chart Industries, Inc. ("Chart") (Nasdaq: GTLS) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hudson Products Corporation ("Hudson") for $410 million in cash. Founded in 1939, Hudson is a trusted leader in heat transfer solutions with an array of strong brands and products used in refining, petrochemical, natural gas, power, and other industrial and ...read more
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Monday, July 17, 2017
Realty News Report-  Holliday Fenoglio Fowler has been retained to market the Sugar Creek on the Lake office building, which was formerly occupied by Unocal and previously by Kaneb Services. The 515,152-SF building is 89 percent leased with UnitedHealthCare as the main tenant. Real Estate Alert projected the sales price to be about $96 million.See Full Story Here
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Monday, July 17, 2017
Houston Business Journal-  Mod Pizza, which entered the Houston market in late 2014, plans to open another six locations across the metropolitan area by the end of the year. Houston-based real estate firm Transwestern announced the locations July 12, though one of them was already announced last year. Mod Pizza will open a location in Fulshear, The Market at Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear - 3,068 ...read more
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Monday, July 17, 2017
Chron.com- Johnson Development reported a 27 percent spike in home sales at its Houston area communities so far in 2017 compared with the first half of 2016. Builders sold 1,560 homes throughout 14 area communities in the first six months of 2017, according to the Houston-based developer. That compares with 1,225 homes sold during the corresponding period last year. See Full Story Here
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Monday, July 17, 2017
Press Release-   Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.See Full Article Here
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Realty News Report-  Home sales hit a record high in June as 8,414 single-family homes were sold, the highest monthly sales total ever recorded in Houston, the Houston Association of Realtors reported. "June proved to be another phenomenal month for the Houston real estate market with buyers and renters sending volume and pricing into record territory," said HAR Chair Cindy Hamann.See Full Story ...read more
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Chron.com-   Texas Heritage Parkway is a proposed four-lane road that would link the communities of Katy and Fulshear at Interstate 10 and FM 1093, respectively, and opens acres for development along the way. Resolutions supporting the private/public funded project won unanimous support from the city councils in Fulshear and Katy. Fort Bend County officials who are discussing the possibility of a ...read more
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Monday, July 10, 2017
Press Release-  Sugar Land City Council recently approved an agreement with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, the International Film Festival of Spello (IFFS) and the Region of Umbria for the creation of an Italian Film Festival in Sugar Land. The multi-day festival called Umbria in Sugar Land is scheduled for Sept. 27 through Oct. 1 at locations throughout Sugar Land.See Full Press Release Here
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Monday, July 10, 2017
Chron.com- Near Katy Mills Mall, major parts of a boardwalk project have started to get constructed.  The so-called Boardwalk District, which is expected to include a 2.5-mile boardwalk, shopping plaza, hotel and convention center and living quarters, is arguably the suburb's largest business undertaking. After being planned for years, construction has hit a stride as partners of the ...read more
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Monday, July 10, 2017
Press Release- A large-scale construction project at Wharton County Junior College's Richmond campus will provide better opportunities for Cosmetology and Process Technology students. The project will renovate existing space as well as create an additional wing at the Richmond facility. Rosenberg-based Bass Construction Co. will oversee the project, which carries an estimated price tag of more ...read more
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Monday, July 10, 2017
Chron.com- Congratulations to FBISD and LCISD, each had elementary schools make the list of top 50 elementary schools in Texas.  FBISD's Commonwealth, Cornerstone, Colony Meadows, and LCISD Bess Campbell made the list of top 50.See The List Here
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Friday, July 07, 2017
RCLCO- Texas has some of the fastest growing metro areas in the U.S. This factor, along with the state's relatively lower cost of living, has led to multiple large corporate relocations that are driving sales in the MPC market. Many Texas MPCs are positioning themselves as diverse environments, with multiple product and price offerings as well as lifestyle and community-focused offerings, such as ...read more
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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Press Release- Lamar Consolidated ISD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Randle is the 2017 Region 4 Superintendent of the Year. The Region 4 Education Service Center (Region 4) serves a seven-county area composed of 49 public school districts and 38 open-enrollment charter schools, representing more than 1.2 million students, 95,000 educators and 1,500 campuses.Since Dr. Randle arrived in 2001, Lamar ...read more
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Chron.com-   Multiple Texas cities landed on the ranking, since housing is affordable with the average income expected for a recent college graduate. In the top spot, The Woodlands, Houston and Sugar Land were clumped together as the best city in America for new grads.Read Full Article Here
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Houston Business Journal-  López Mexican Restaurant, a popular Mexican and Tex-Mex eatery in southwest Houston, is opening its second eatery in its nearly 39-year history. The restaurant expects to open its next restaurant at 7227 West Grand Parkway South in Richmond.Read Full Article Here
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Houston Business Journal-  The 2017 Super Bowl brought in $347 million to greater Houston's economy, according to a new report released May 25 commissioned by the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee. The 2017 Super Bowl's economic impact is $107 million more than the impact of last year's Super Bowl, which was held in Santa Clara, California.Read Full Article Here 
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Houston Business Journal-  Houston Community College has partnered with Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) as the tech giant expands its app development curriculum to community colleges.HCC is one of the first six community colleges to offer the company's new "App Development with Swift" curriculum.Read Full Article Here
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
BisNow-  Foreign investors have historically been interested in one type of property: trophy office assets in the central business districts of gateway cities. But as the foreign investment climate diversifies and evolves, Texas has come to stand out as one of the most attractive markets for global dollars.Read Full Article Here
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Houston Business Journal-  The Brazoria Fort Bend Rail District has hired Freese and Nichols Inc as project manager for a proposed rial line to run from Port Freeport to southern Fort Bend County.Read Full Article Here 
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Fort Bend Herald-   Richmond's newest development- Veranda, a Johnson Development community on Williams Way- has begun steps for a Strategic Parnership Ageement with the City of Richmond for Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 215, to provide for the limited purpose annexation of commercial properties.Read Full Article Here
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Chron.com-   The Katy area's highly regarded schools and relatively affordable homes have landed it on a list of the best places to live among 30 metro areas, a new report showed.See Full Article Here
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Chron.com-   Houston is still the No. 1 destination city in the U.S., according to U-Haul, but the city's appeal slipped a little in 2016. The number of arrivals slipped 3.4 percent last year compared with 2015, the company said Friday. It was the eighth consecutive year that Houston was the busiest U.S. market for incoming U-Haul trucks.Read Full Article Here
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Texas Tribune-   Superintendents in hundreds of Texas school districts rely on a pot of state funds that expires in September. Without drastic cost-saving measures, some districts are worried they may have to shut down.Read Full Article Here  
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
(Fort Bend County, Texas – May 17, 2017)                     The Fort Bend County Commissioners Court along with the State of Texas have approved a number of incentives that will see Hudson Products bring 150 new jobs to Fort Bend County over the next three years. The direct, indirect and induced economic output from the expansion of Hudson Products is estimated at nearly $1.2 billion. See Full ...read more
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Texas Workforce Commission-  The Texas economy expanded in March with the addition of 9,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 5.0 percent in March, up slightly from 4.9 percent in February. Related News:  Fort Bend County added 1,325 jobs in March, dropping the unemployment rate to 5.5%, down from 5.7% in February. See Full Story HereSee ...read more
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Houston Business Journal-   Houston-based Stewart Title, a division of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE: STC), has named a new executive. Stewart promoted Larry Warren to senior division president for the Houston region from Houston division president, according to a release. Warren isn't replacing anyone, as he's being promoted into a new position.Read Full Article Here
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Monday, April 24, 2017
NICHE.COM-   Explore the best suburbs to live in the U.S. based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources.   Ranked communities include No. 2 Cinco Ranch, No. 3 Greatwood, No. 9 Sugar Land, No. 10 Sienna Plantation, No. 15 New Territory.  See Full Article Here
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Houston Business Journal-   Nearly 400 businesspeople joined the Houston Business Journal at the Omni Hotel Houston April 20 to celebrate the 2017 Landmark Awards. HBJ named winners in each of the 19 categories.  Sugar Land brought home awards for Land Deals (Central Prison Unit sale) and Public Assemblies (Smart Financial Centre). See Full Article Here
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Houston Chronicle-   Houston Community College will vote on whether to spend upwards of $80 million to purchase and develop real estate to build a new Katy campus in an effort to increase enrollment. The property would be in Fort Bend County near the intersection of Grand Parkway and I-10, according to a report presented last week.See Full Article Here
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Realty News Report-  Texas leads the nation in commercial development of warehouse, flex and retail real estate space, according to a study by the NAIOP commercial real estate organization. The Lone Star State comes in second for office development behind New York, and finishes Number 2 overall (ranking for all 50 states), slightly outdone again by the Empire State.See Full Article Here
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Realty News Report-  Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. has closed the sale of First Colony Commons, a 410,121-SF retail center with multiple big box tenants in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land. HFF represented the seller, Chicago-based Covington Realty Partners. Dallas-based TriGate Capital purchased the property for an undisclosed price. See Full Article Here
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Monday, March 13, 2017
Realty News Report -  LaCenterra, one of the Southwest's most interesting outdoor malls, celebrates its tenth anniversary this month. And with its final phase under construction and a transformative expansion of the Westpark Tollway coming in nearby, the second decade of LaCenterra's existence may be even stronger than the first.See Full Article Here
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Monday, March 13, 2017
The University of Houston College of Nursing further solidified its place among the most elite programs in the nation with news that, for the third year in a row, students from the Second Degree BSN program earned a 100 percent, first-time pass rate on the national licensure exam for registered nurses.See Full Story Here
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Thursday, March 09, 2017
SmartAsset- Our study aims to find the most paycheck friendly places in the country. To find these places we considered four different factors: semi-monthly paycheck, purchasing power, unemployment rate, and income growth. Fort Bend County comes in in No. 8, 1st in Greater Houston.See Full Article Here
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Realty News Report -   Houston-based  Johnson Development Corp., the company behind about 74,000 homes in master-planned communities around the U.S., recently promoted some of its top executives.  Doug Goff and Michael Smith were promoted to co-presidents at Johnson Development, according to a release. See Full Story Here
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Monday, March 06, 2017
Realty News Report- Dalfen America Corp., part of a Canadian industrial real estate investment company, has sold the 330,674-SF Gillingham Distribution Center in to Gillingham DC, LLC.The property is located in the Sugar Land Business Park, near Beltway 8 and Highway 90A. The sale includes five acres of developable land that could handle as much as 80,000 SF of new construction.See Full Article ...read more
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Monday, March 06, 2017
Realty News Report -   Texas has been named a top state for new and expanded corporate facilities once again, according to Site Selection magazine.The magazine's two Governor's Cups for 2016 went to Texas for the most qualified projects of any state and Nebraska, which won in the per capita category. The Houston and Dallas metro areas also were recognized on a top-10 list.See Full Article Here
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Monday, February 27, 2017
36A Coalition Press Release- The recently completed interim report of the Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports demonstrates Port Freeport is poised to help Texas reap the trade and economic benefits of the newly expanded Panama Canal, said Highway 36A Coalition Chairman Andy Meyers. See Full Report HereSee Full Story Here
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Economic development officials call the office market in Fort Bend and Sugar Land one of the tightest in the Houston area, citing diversity of development and the influence of millennials as key factors. "The good thing is we're very successful in filling up existing office space," said Jeff Wiley, Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council president/CEO. "The bad side is there's very ...read more
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Friday, February 10, 2017
The Speaker released committee assignments Thursday for the 85h Legislative Session. A complete list, both by committee and by member, can be found below.   We encourage you to remain active  with your representatives and senators during this important legislative session.  Assignments of note: Rep. John Zerwas Appropriations, ChairRep. Rick MillerAppropriationsHuman ServicesRep. Ron ...read more
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Thursday, February 09, 2017
Press Release: Stafford, TX – The Texas Gun Club team held their official groundbreaking ceremony on November 30, 2016 to kick off their new venture in Fort Bend County. Joined by County and City Officials, along with a large number of local Law Enforcement Officers who came to show their support, Texas Gun Club put ceremonial shovels in the dirt to begin this exciting new project.Texas Gun Club ...read more
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Friday, January 27, 2017
BisNow -   In his first week in office, President Donald Trump's administration has put together a preliminary lists of 50 target infrastructure projects, including Texas Central Partners' Dallas to Houston high-speed rail project. According to a McClatchy report, $137.5B worth of proposed work is being brought to the president's attention. See Full Article Here
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Friday, January 27, 2017
Houston Business Journal-   A new Sugar Land restaurant is ready to sizzle some swine. Greenville, South Carolina-based Bacon Bros. Public House plans to open its first Houston location Feb. 20 at 2110 Town Square Place, according to a release.See Full Article Here
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Realty News Report-   Stronger oil prices and the Trump administration's pro-energy stance could be very good for the Houston economy, says financial broadcast journalist Tyler Mathisen. Mathisen, keynote speaker at Colliers International's Trends 2017 event at the Houston Country Club Tuesday night, said President Donald Trump is putting pro-growth stamp on the nation in his first days in ...read more
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
RCLCO - Many of the communities in RCLCO's 50 Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities (MPCs) of 2016 cited their product segmentation strategy as one of the reasons for their high-volume sales success. In this third edition of the Advisory series on the top-selling master-planned communities, we explore how segmentation strategies are conceived, the challenges developers face in implementing them, ...read more
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Friday, January 20, 2017
Culture Map-  The Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair is taking a big step forward in 2017. Now operated by IWSC, the UK-based company that organizes the acclaimed Atlanta Food & Wine Festival and the traveling pork festival Cochon555, the Sugar Land festival has attracted a lineup of celebrity chefs designed to draw attendees from across the Houston area to a series of events being held April 6 through ...read more
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Fort Bend County-  "Made In Fort Bend County", the Fort Bend Marketing Program's latest video, was released Wednesday, January 11, 2017.   The video focuses on the growing industrial sector.  This video is the second in a series of videos which will be released marketing the business and community assets in Fort Bend.  View the video here.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
HOUSTON — Houston‐based developer Vista Equities Group and Amstar Group, its equity partner, are preparing to start development on the final phase of its LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch mixed-use development on the Grand Parkway. The last phase will be anchored by a 37,000 SF Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, which will have eight auditoriums and an adjacent bar with outdoor patio seating.See Full Story Here
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Houston Business Journal-  Despite the fact that 2017 is a little more than a week old, office experts and analysts are touting the year as a challenging one. But 2017 could be defined in-part by recovery and a slight uptick in commercial real estate optimism. See Full Story Here
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
(Fort Bend County, Texas – Jan. 11, 2017)                      Known for its wealth of top-selling master-planned communities, high-performing schools and family-friendly ambiance, Fort Bend County also is witnessing a growing industrial base, with several business parks under active development totaling more than 500 acres.Read More Here
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Houston Business Journal-  Houston-based NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) and Tokyo's JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp. have completed their joint venture carbon capture unit, called Petra Nova, on budget and on schedule, the companies said in a press release. The system captures more than 90 percent of the carbon dioxide from a 240 megawatt slipstream of flue gas coming off a coal power generator ...read more
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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
(Fort Bend County, Texas – Jan. 5, 2017) The Fort Bend County Commissioners Court has approved a tax abatement to bring TexPharma into the Rosenberg Business Park, a move that could bring up to 500 new jobs to Fort Bend County.   The company is consolidating operations in multiple locations to one facility in Rosenberg that will house production and bottling of nutraceutical and pharmaceutical ...read more
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Thursday, December 22, 2016
Houston Business Journal-  An upscale $11 million indoor gun club aims to start construction in the second quarter of 2017 with an opening slated for early 2018, according to a release. The Brazos Shooting & Social Club will be located near the intersection of Sienna Ranch Road and State Highway 6 in Sienna Plantation, a master-planned community in Missouri City.Read Full Story Here
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Press Release- For the second year in a row, OakBend Medical Center has earned the NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designation.  This designation recognizes OakBend’s ongoing commitment to geriatric nursing care. The NICHE program is designed to upgrade the quality of care for older adult patients by increasing awareness of geriatric issues, improving staff competence in ...read more
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Monday, December 12, 2016
The University of Houston Master of Public Administration Program annually honors outstanding public elected officials, as well as appointed officials, in the Greater Houston Metropolitan area.  The 2017 MPA  Program has recognized Richmond City Manager, Terri Vela, as the Public Official of the Year, with award being presented March 3rd, 2017. See Full Press Release Here
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Friday, December 09, 2016
Houston Public Media-   Greater Houston will create 29,700 net jobs next year, according to the Greater Houston Partnership's employment forecast. Compare that to 104,700 jobs in 2014 and 15,200 last year.The organization's regional economist, Patrick Jankowski, who prepared the forecast, said most new jobs will come in the healthcare sector. See Full Article Here
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Thursday, December 08, 2016
BisNow- As part of the progression to build the nation's first high-speed train, Texas Central has named Carlos Aguilar as the new CEO. The announcement highlights the project's movement from the development stage to the planning, engineering and construction phase.See Full Article Here
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Houston Business Journal-  Home prices have been on the rise with impressive vigor across much of the South as well as in pockets of the West and the industrial Northeast. Texas cities - including Houston - account for five of the top six markets where home prices increased the most since 2006.Read Full Article Here
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Realty News Report – Gamal Enterprises has acquired a 10-acre tract at the northeast corner of FM 2218 and Town Center Boulevard for a retail development southwest of Houston. The site was acquired for $1.45 million. “We knew this was going to be a successful venture because of Fort Bend County’s rapid population growth and the property’s proximity to Brazos Town Center,” said James Kadlick of ...read more
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
New Geography- The future of American cities can be summed up in five letters: Texas. The metropolitan areas of the Lone Star state are developing rapidly. These cities are offering residents a broad array of choices — from high density communities to those where the population is spread out — and a wealth of opportunities.See Full Story Here
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Monday, November 28, 2016
Houston Chronicle-  Across Fort Bend County, institutions of postsecondary education are ramping up their course offerings and facilities for technical programs to keep up with local and statewide workplace demands.  Administrators at Fort Bend County's community colleges and four-year institutions say they're poised to fill that gap.Read Full Article Here
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Monday, November 28, 2016
Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas-  Texas factory activity increased again in November, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, posted a fifth consecutive positive reading and edged up to 8.8.Read Full Article Here
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Monday, November 21, 2016
Houston Chronicle- Going to the dogs works well for HCSS Software, and for its employees.  "Some days 20 people bring their dogs to work, and more are doing it every day," CEO Mike Rydin said. "If your dog is here, you don't have to worry about it."See Full Article Here
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Monday, November 21, 2016
Houston Business Journal-  Texas-based grocery store  Randalls has launched its own delivery service in Houston and Austin amid competition from several third-party players. The service, which officially launched Nov. 17, can be accessed online at shop.randalls.com or through the Randalls deliver app available for iOS and Android devices. See Full Article Here
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Monday, November 21, 2016
Greater Houston Partnership-  The worst may be over for the energy industry. The price of crude has more than doubled from its February trough. The North American drilling fleet has added more than 150 rigs over the past five monthsSee Full Article Here
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Monday, November 21, 2016
Houston Business Journal-   The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee on Nov. 16 revealed Future Flight, the "wow factor" attraction for the 2017 Super Bowl Live fan festival held in downtown Houston prior to the big game. Future Flight was unveiled at the 2016 Space Commerce Conference and Exposition - or SpaceCom - at the George R. Brown Convention Center in HoustonSee Full Article Here
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
PR Newswire- Memorial Hermann Sugar Land has been named a recipient of the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest Presidential honor for performance excellence. U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker made the announcement today recognizing Memorial Hermann Sugar Land for its outstanding commitment to sustainable excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary ...read more
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Houston Business Journal-   Sugar Land's population is set to grow by about 34 percent after annexation plans received final approval from Sugar Land City Council on Nov. 15. Annexation of New Territory and Greatwood will add 3,850 acres to the city southwest of Houston and take effect Dec. 12, 2017, according to city council documents.See Full Article Here
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Houston Chronicle- Fort Bend was well represented in all categories (large, medium, and small sized businesses).  Congratulations to Memorial Hermann System, Ben E Keith, The Hunton Group, LJA Engineering, HCSS, Colliers International, EE Reed Construction, Johnson Development, and OcuSoft.  Proud to have each of these companies represented in Fort Bend. See Full List Here
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Monday, November 14, 2016
University of Houston- The University of Houston System has completed the purchase of 46 acres of land in Katy from Parkside Capital. The land is located at the northeast corner of I-10 and the Grand Parkway and will be developed into a campus serving West Houston. Academic programs from two UH System universities, the University of Houston and the University of Houston-Victoria, will be offered ...read more
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Realty News Report- The current downturn in the Texas oil business and its impact on the state's economy is not as severe as the 1980s economy crash, economist Ray Perryman told the NAI Partners Texas Economic Outlook event last week. Houston's economy is more diversified today and oil is more abundant in the Lone Star State.Read Full Article Here
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Realty News Report-Sobering predictions came out of the Institute for Regional Forecasting Fall Symposium Thursday by Houston economist Dr. Bill Gilmer of the University of Houston.See Full Article Here
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Realty News Report- Houston ranks No. 2 in the nation in housing starts, behind only the national homebuilding leader, Dallas, according to third quarter statistics from Metrostudy. Through three quarters of 2016, Houston recorded 25,800 starts, a decline of 3,000 starts from the comparable period of 2015.Read Full Article Here
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Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Houston Business Journal- Another day, another 127.02 private-sector jobs added in the Houston area.  That ranks the Bayou City No. 3 for the average daily number of jobs added between September 2006 and September 2016 out of 106 U.S. metros that have more than 500,000 residents.Read Full Article Here  
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Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Fort Bend County, Texas – Higher education is increasing its footing in Fort Bend County as institutions strive to meet the needs of the county’s local businesses and growing workforce. All four public institutions of higher education found in Fort Bend County — the University of Houston, Texas State Technical College, Wharton County Junior College and Houston Community College Southwest — are ...read more
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Thursday, April 21, 2016
FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (April 21, 2016) – A resident’s money goes far in Fort Bend County, which is evident from the results of a SmartAsset study. SmartAsset, a New York financial technology company, recently looked at the cost of living from various places in the United States, and Fort Bend County ranked in the top 3 within Texas.   With a purchasing index of 96.16, Fort Bend proves it ...read more
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (Feb. 11, 2016) – Stafford has created a visionary new comprehensive plan, which lays the strategic foundation for the city’s growth and development for the next 20 years. It replaces the original plan, which was adopted by the city council in 1971. This living document will provide a guide for the city’s decision-makers and is structured around three key parameters: ...read more
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Thursday, August 06, 2015
FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (August 6, 2015) – Fort Bend County ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 5 in the United States as the area with the most incoming investments, according to a recent report by SmartAsset. The data, aggregated from various sources including the U.S. Census Bureau, showed that the County ranked highly in several further categories, including Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, new ...read more
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