Texas Border Business
The Business & Community Development team has continued to see many companies flocking to the Lone Star State. The inquiries from large companies and small businesses alike are not slowing down. Our economic recovery and the positive outlook for the future have kept prospect activity high. Here are a few companies announcing their move or expansion in the state in the past month.
Great Lakes Cheese in Abilene: Cheese manufacturer, Great Lakes Cheese, is establishing a new distribution and packaging center in Abilene. The project will create more than 500 jobs and close to $185 million in capital investment. A $3 million Texas Enterprise Fund grant has been extended to the company. Governor Greg Abbott was joined by Texas State Senator Dawn Buckingham and State Representative Stan Lambert at the project announcement.
Rhino Health in Fort Worth: New Mexico-based PPE manufacturer, Rhino Health LLC, is planning to open its largest manufacturing facility in Fort Worth. The 400,000 square-foot facility will create 800 new jobs.
i2c in San Antonio: i2c, a global provider of payments processing technology and banking solutions, is planning to open a new contact center in San Antonio, expected to create more than 300 new jobs.
Wayfair in Austin: Online home furnishing store, Wayfair, is coming to Austin. The new engineering office is expected to open within the next year and hire up to 200 new positions.
Allegiant Travel Company in Austin: Allegiant Travel Company will invest $75 million in a new hub at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, creating at least 89 new high-paying jobs.
Skipcart in San Antonio: Texas-based Skipcart is expanding its headquarters to San Antonio, bringing more than 100 new jobs.
Markaaz in Austin: Formerly based in Los Angeles, Markaaz has relocated its headquarters to Austin. The technology company plans to create 70 new jobs by the end of the year, and 150 new jobs by 2022.
Matthews’ Saueressig Engineering in San Antonio: Matthews International Corporation plans to develop its North American headquarters in San Antonio, creating 50 new high-paying jobs.
SafeRide Health in San Antonio: California-based healthcare technology company, SafeRide Health, is expanding its business to downtown San Antonio. The project will create 100 new jobs over the next five years.
Pregis in DFW: Pregis, a manufacturer of protective packaging, opened a new distribution facility in Garland, which will employ more than 80 individuals by the end of the year. The company will also open a new manufacturing facility in Arlington this summer, which will hire 80 new employees.
Blockcap in Austin: Bitcoin mining company, Blockcap, is establishing its headquarters in Austin. The company is anticipating bringing 32,000 new mining machines over the next year.
Pegatron in El Paso: Pegatron, a Taiwanese tech company and supplier for companies like Apple and Tesla, is building their first U.S. manufacturing site in El Paso.
Nissei America in San Antonio: Nissei America, a manufacturer of injection molding machinery, is moving their headquarters to San Antonio from Anaheim, California.
Wiley X in Frisco: Protective eyewear brand, Wiley X, is moving their global headquarters, manufacturing and distribution site from Livermore, California, to Frisco.