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Information Technology

Innovative Tech Cluster
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Sugar Land, Texas, is a growing information technology hub located just 20 minutes southwest of downtown Houston. Home to a diverse array of information technology companies and a pipeline of educated, work-ready talent from IT-focused degree programs, our companies are primed for success.

Business Information Technology in Sugar Land

Sugar Land, Texas is a hot spot for business information technology. The highly educated and diverse workforce provides a strong backbone for the industry. Employees can take courses at one of the many colleges or secondary education institutions to obtain an information technology degree, providing a skilled and knowledgeable labor force. With the variety of companies headquartered here and in nearby Houston, it’s simple to find talent to fill roles in business solutions and information technology.

Local Growth Trends

While the economy of the region overall slowed during the past several years, Sugar Land has sustained strong employment growth – between 2015 and 2020, job growth was four times the national rate and 50% greater than in the Houston region.  

One of the fastest growing industries in Sugar Land includes information technology. Experts expect an additional 26% growth in IT through 2030. It’s easy to see why, with Sugar Land home to a diverse set of technology companies and educated, work-ready talent from the variety of IT-focused degree programs. 

The Sugar Land region is already home to many large information technology companies, including Fiserv, HCSS, Prime Communications and Texas Instruments. With access to high-speed telecommunication networks, 7.9 million square feet of office space, and no corporate or personal income tax, we don’t expect things to slow down any time soon.  

Information Technology Degrees

The high-quality education available in Sugar Land ensures that our community is educated in growing fields, including IT. That’s why the area has been rated one of the top school districts in the state. In addition, the region is home to both a four-year graduate and undergraduate university and three junior/technical colleges. Finding a skilled workforce with an information technology degree is simple in Sugar Land.   

The University of Houston - Sugar Land is home to the College of Technology, which opened in 2019. It includes research labs, computer and multimedia laboratories and state-of-the-art classrooms. Students can obtain a bachelor's degree in computer networking, computer sciences, system administration, and more.  

“The high amount of talented, diverse employees and pro-growth government is the perfect combination to help you achieve your goals."
Tom Webb, HCSS Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Customer Solutions

Jobs in Information Technology

With the abundance of companies headquartered in or near Sugar Land, there are ample opportunities for jobs in information technology. A few of the major tech companies here are HCCS, Trafficware and Yokogawa.   

There are a variety of technology jobs that you can find in Sugar Land Texas. From information security to software development, the region is a great place to grow or expand a tech career. Software engineers and computer support specialists can find job options while enjoying the area's other benefits, including the scenery, diverse food scene and low cost of living

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