• Skeeters Success Translating into Economic Boost for Sugar Land

    10/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

    Skeeters Success Translating into Economic Boost for Sugar Land
    SUGAR LAND, TX (KTRK) -- It's come a long way from a sugar plantation in the mid-1800s. Sugar Land is now home to more than 80,000 people.  And now, it's home to the Atlantic League Champion Skeeters.  While the team developed a fan following the past five years an economic boom has also followed.

  • Dick's Sporting Goods Plans Six New Stores Across Houston

    8/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

    Dick's Sporting Goods is entering the Houston market with six stores including First Colony Mall in Sugar Land. 

  • Smart Financial Centre set for Grand Opening January 2017

    7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

    JERRY SEINFELD TO OPEN SMART FINANCIAL CENTRE AT SUGAR LAND Legendary comedian to open new entertainment destination Sugar Land, TX (July 11, 2016) – The Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land is thrilled to announce Jerry Seinfeld will headline the grand opening festivities on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 7pm. 

  • AOI's Dr. Thompson Lin Wins EY Entreprenuer of the Year for Gulf Coast

    5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

    AOI’s Dr. Thompson Lin Wins 2016 Technology Category EY Entrepreneur of the Year® for the Gulf Coast
    Sugar Land, Texas,  June 21, 2016  – Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI), a leading provider of fiber-optic access network products for the internet datacenter, cable broadband, and fiber-to-the-home markets, today announced that Dr. Thompson Lin, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc., received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Technology category in the Gulf Coast Area.

  • Sugar Land's Nalco Champion Receives Distinguished Pinnacle Award for Safety

    7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

    The Union Pacific Railroad Pinnacle Award recognizes 65 companies with its distinguished Pinnacle Award for their commitment to the safe transportation of chemical products. The annual award honors Union Pacific customers for implementing release prevention, corrective plans and having zero non-accident releases (NARs) of regulated hazardous materials shipments.
    The Nalco Champion Sugar Land plant was awarded this distinguished honor for exhibiting safe loading practices with zero non-accident releases for 2015. In 2015 the plant scheduled 140 rail cars that transported approximately 11.2 million Kgs (80K per rail car) of every finished product.     

  • Schlumberger to Consolidate National Headquarters to Sugar Land

    10/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

    Sugar Land, TX ­– Schlumberger has announced plans to consolidate the company’s U.S. headquarters to the City of Sugar Land as part of its long-term resource management and consolidation strategy.    
    As part of this headquarters-consolidation project, the Fortune Global 500 company will reposition more than 500 jobs to its Sugar Land campus.  The company will also be investing more than $200 million in capital improvements at its existing 200-acre Sugar Land campus along US Highway 90A to accommodate the move. 

  • First Data Corporation, TeleCheck Services, Inc. Announce Sugar Land Relocation

    7/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

    Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Development Corporation recently approved an agreement for the relocation of First Data Corporation’s TeleCheck Services division, a project that will bring $10 million in investment and add 600 new jobs during a 10 year period. 


  • University of Houston receives $54 million in construction bonds to expand Sugar Land campus

    7/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

    State leaders have paved the way for new construction at UH Sugar Land (UHSL), a campus of the University of Houston. UHSL received a $54 million allocation in HB100, which the governor recently signed, to construct a new 150,000-sq.-ft. classroom building.

    “If UH is going to continue to meet the higher education needs of the Houston area, we need to be building where people live,” said Provost Paula Myrick Short, UH senior vice president for academic affairs. “There is tremendous growth in Fort Bend County. We are grateful for the incredible support of the legislature, which will help further develop this campus and expand higher education opportunities in the region.”

    The new building, planned to be completed in 2019, will primarily house programs offered by the UH College of Technology. A portion of the college will relocate to Sugar Land, and additional programs in business, education and health-related fields are also expected in the next two to five years

  • Sugar Land Selected as One of Nation’s Strongest Economies

    9/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Since 1999, the Sugar Land Office of Economic Development has worked with more than 40 corporations and developers to expand operations, construct improvements or relocate to Sugar Land -- bringing thousands of jobs and more than $1 billion in capital investment to Sugar Land.

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