News Archive: 2017

12/08/2017

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Gartner, Inc. will be expanding its presence in Irving, Texas bringing 800 new jobs and over $12 million in investment to the area over the next several years. Gartner is a world leading research and advisory company that employs 15,000 associates with clients in more than 100 countries. The Governor thanked Gartner for their growing investment in Texas, and the Irving community. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant offer of $3.9 million has been extended to Gartner.

12/06/2017

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Golden State Foods Corporation will be opening a new manufacturing and distribution facility for its Liquid Products Division in Burleson, Texas. Golden State Foods is one of the largest diversified suppliers to the Quick Service Restaurant and retail industries. The company services more than 125,000 restaurants and stores on five continents from its 50 locations.

12/01/2017

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced Cognizant will open a new regional technology and service delivery center in Irving, Texas, in early 2018. Cognizant is a leading Fortune 500 multinational corporation providing innovative information technology, consulting, and business process services. Cognizant has over 3,600 employees currently located in Texas, and plans to create 1,090 new jobs based out of the new facility with a capital investment of more than $8 million. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant offer of $2,105,880 has been extended to Cognizant.

11/30/2017

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today joined Liberty Mutual Insurance CEO David H. Long and elected officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Liberty Mutual's new Plano campus. The new state-of-the-art, one million square foot office complex is set to hold nearly 5,000 employees starting in January. During the ceremony, the Governor congratulated Liberty Mutual Insurance for their continued expansion in Texas and investment in the Plano community. 

11/29/2017

Texas ranks No. 1 in the nation for economic climate and No. 2 on Forbes’ 2017 “Best States for Business” list, thanks to strong employment and gross product growth over the past 5 years.

11/01/2017

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Ernst & Young LLP (EY) has chosen San Antonio as the location of a new client service delivery center for its Financial Services Organization. EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services with firms in approximately 150 countries around the world and more than 40,000 employees across the United States. The new client service delivery center will include a capital investment of more than $10 million and the creation of 600 new jobs in San Antonio, Texas.

10/31/2017

Corporate site selectors say Texas business climate is best for business.

Texas has the best business climate in the nation, according to Site Selection’s survey of corporate site selectors and real estate executives, released today.

10/31/2017

Stanley Black & Decker announced plans on October 31, 2017 to open a new manufacturing facility in Mission, TX. The world’s largest tools and storage company has signed a lease on a nearly 300,000 square-foot facility that will eventually support approximately 450 new jobs in the region. The facility, which will make DEWALT power tool products, is expected to begin operations in early 2018.

10/17/2017

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ashley Furniture Industries Southwest Regional Distribution and Fulfillment Center in Mesquite, Texas. During the ceremony the Governor spoke about Texas' thriving economy and thanked Ashley Furniture Industries for their investment in the state and the city of Mesquite.

09/27/2017

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Brakebush Brothers, Inc. will build a new 315,000 square foot processing plant in Greenville, TX. Brakebush Brothers is a family owned business, which has been in operation for 92 years as a processor of chicken products. This new facility is expected to create over 800 jobs in Greenville’s Park West industrial park and will be the second Texas location for Brakebush Brothers. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant offer of $780,000 has been extended to Brakebush.

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