Texas Rising

TEXpansion

Industry expansions abound, and business is booming across Texas. Here is just a sample of numerous expansions found throughout the state in April 2007, tracked by the Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism.

City

Business Name

Type of Business

Type of Expansion/
Type of Job

Number of
New Employees

Lewisville

Fidelity Investments

Financial services, investment management,  retirement and brokerage services

160,000-square-foot office lease;
$200 million investment

1,000

Sugar Land

Fluor Corp.

Engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services

191,000-square foot expansion; will hire workers for engineering, design, data management  and other areas

800-1,000

San Antonio

Wachovia Corp.

Financial services

100,000-square-foot office

600

Longview

Convergys

Customer service, human  resources and
billing services

Customer service center

550

Carrollton

PRC

Outsourced customer management

70,000-square-foot contact center; will hire at all levels, including management and technology

530

Austin

Blizzard Entertainment

Video games

46,000-square-foot office lease; will hire gaming support staff; quality control

500

Lewisville

Majestic  Realty Co.

Commercial real estate developer

2.7 million-square-foot speculative office warehouses project; investment of $120 million

N/A

Source: Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism.
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