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Seeking to stem financial difficulties brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Texas Instruments might lease the third floor of its Sugar Land facility after reaching a deal with the city to revise a 2014 incentive agreement that would enable the company to do so.

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One of the country’s major international pillow manufacturers has opened its second U.S. manufacturing facility in Sugar Land, the first step in a process that will eventually bring some 150 jobs to Fort Bend County, according to the company.

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Fort Bend County for years has drawn major companies looking to invest in solar projects because of its proximity to Houston’s energy market, its comparative abundance of land and an eager county government seeking to benefit from the growing market.

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Johnson Development has closed on the purchase of a 630-acre parcel of land that will soon be home to more than 1,000 homesites adjacent to the already-burgeoning Harvest Green subdivision in Richmond, according to a news release from the Houston-based home developer.

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A strong five-week stretch that began March 11, when Vu Dau reopened his restaurant following relaxed COVID-19 restrictions, led him to dream about growing his business and even about putting down roots in Stafford.

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A viral TikTok video from last month showing an awestruck employee in the office of a Richmond company depicts a reaction similar to many who have encountered Men In Kilts for the first time – surprise, followed by amusement.

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After 12 years in Sugar Land and more than 50 years in the Houston area, Minute Maid has closed its Town Square headquarters and is relocating to Atlanta, according to CoStar, a commercial real estate information company.

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In a Feb. 4 webinar hosted by representatives of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and the Houston office of  the Small Business Administration (SBA), they outlined some of the changes from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. 

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com The Small Business Administration (SBA) provided a lifeline to many businesses of varying sizes and across several industries in Fort Bend County through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The list of loan recipients in zip code 77478, which includes Sugar Land, was dominated by food distributors and restaurant franchisors. Tri City […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com Harvest Green residents, including one vocal board member of Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District (MUD) 134E, halted a plan by Clayton Garrett and Scott Snodgrass of Agmenity and Chad Rochester of Rochester Development to annex a non-adjacent tract of land for a residential development that could have saddled residents of […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Small businesses still reeling from financial ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic have another chance to get some relief. On Dec. 8, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court approved another round of relief for the area’s small business community. Qualified applicants can be granted up to $25,000 while funds last, according to an […]