May 8, 2018, Austin, Texas -- The Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC) and Accenture announced a partnership to position Texas as the business destination of choice for innovation. The collaboration is a three-year commitment to advance the economic vision for Texas, particularly as it relates to the role of innovation and digital technologies.
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STAMFORD, Conn., May 2, 2018 – Texas was ranked as the No. 1 state for business for the 14th straight year in Chief Executive magazine’s 14th annual Best & Worst States for Business survey, which was released today. The Chief Executive rankings reflect CEO perceptions of best and worst states based on a range of key measures.
Governor Greg Abbott today visited Wipro’s Electronic City facility in Bengaluru, India, and joined senior executives to announce the company's new Texas Technology Center in Plano, Texas. The Texas Technology Center will primarily be used to develop new capabilities in emerging technologies for some of the nation’s top innovators. The latest facility will house Wipro’s U.S. cyber security center and advanced analytics hub. The state-of-the-art, 45,000-square feet center will initially employ 150 people, with plans to increase that number in the coming years.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.