Monday, October 24 2016
Austin, TX -- Governor Greg Abbott announced that Jacobs Engineering Group will be relocating its global headquarters from Pasadena, California to Dallas, Texas. Jacobs Engineering Group is a Fortune 500 company that provides maintenance, fabrication, construction and maintenance management technology to primary process industries. The headquarters relocation will bring more than 100 new jobs and $4 million in capital investment to the State of Texas. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant of $1.3 million has been extended to Jacobs Engineering Group.
“Texas is already home to more than 50 Fortune 500 companies, and I am proud to announce today it will be home to one more,” said Governor Abbott. “Because of our robust economic environment, more businesses are choosing to call Texas home. I would like to welcome Jacobs Engineering Group as the latest business to relocate its headquarters from California to the Lone Star State.”
“Jacobs has had a long and successful history in Pasadena and will continue to employ more than 1,500 people in Southern California," said Jacobs Chairman and CEO Steven Demetriou.
"Although our headquarters is relocating, we will maintain a strong workforce and office footprint across the state of California where we see ongoing expansion opportunities. As we continue to focus on transforming our business in terms of efficiency and high-growth in the engineering and construction industry, our new headquarter location ensures access to top talent and positions Jacobs for convenient access to our clients. In Dallas, we will also benefit from a business friendly economic and cultural environment.”
"This is a remarkable day for the City of Dallas, as we are thrilled to land a headquarters of this stature,” said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. “I have no doubt that this relocation will help attract a number of smart, young individuals to live and work in our city. On behalf of our City Council, we welcome Jacobs to Dallas."
“The Dallas Regional Chamber congratulates Jacobs Engineering Group, Mayor Rawlings and the City of Dallas economic development team, and Governor Abbott and the State of Texas team on a great win attracting another Fortune 500 corporate headquarters,” said Dale Petroskey, President and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber.
“The Dallas Regional Chamber began work on the move in January 2016, hosted a visit by Jacobs’ project team to Dallas in February, and provided ongoing, strategic support. Jacobs’ decision is a testament to the qualities of Dallas and this region as a location for major global companies --and to our region’s ability to work collaboratively to recruit great companies and jobs."
Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs 60,000 people and operates in more than 30 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.jacobs.com.