Businesses and industries are expanding their operations and building new facilities throughout Texas. Here is a sampling of recently announced expansions.
|City||Business Name||Type of Business||Type of Project||New
|Houston||Farouk Systems||Professional hair care and spa products manufacturer and exporter||Is expanding its Texas operations by relocating its research and development, design, manufacturing, assembling, packaging, marketing and shipping operations from Korea and China.||1,200 assembly line workers with an average wage of $10/hour.|
|Commerce||Premium Cocoa Corporation||Cocoa processer||Will build a new cocoa processing plant, which will import cocoa beans from the Ivory Coast.||125 in the first year, growing to 1,000 by 2013.|
|Lubbock||Tyler Technologies||Software developer||Will construct its 75,000-square-foot headquarters.||100|
|Fort Worth||DriveTime||Used automobile sales company headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz.||Will open a 31,000 square-foot call center.||100|
|Allen||Cisco Systems||Information technology network developer||The California-based technology company is building a $184 million, 160,000-square-foot data facility.||90-128 with annual wages of $50,000-$110,000.|
|Pflugerville||Directed Manufacturing Inc.||Manufactures aircraft parts using a high-powered laser technology||The Carlsbad, Calif.-based company moved its manufacturing headquarters to a 10,000-square-foot facility, with plans to expand to 25,000 square feet.||10-40|
|Arlington||University of Texas at Arlington||Higher education||A $116 million Engineering Research Complex that will include a new 230,000-square-foot Engineering Research Building and labs and offices for the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is scheduled for completion in 2011.||N/A|
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