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 Expansion/Type of Job||Number of New
|Pflugerville||RRE Austin Solar LLC||Solar power plant developer||Plans are to construct a $240 million 60-megawatt solar power farm on 600 acres about 15 miles east of Pflugerville.||400 construction jobs, 5 permanent.|
|Austin||Data Foundry Inc.||Austin-based data center operator||Began construction of a $150 million, 250,000- square-foot Data Ranch. The first 130,000 square feet of the project are scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2011.||Up to 150 jobs|
|Raymondville||Duke Energy||Utility company||Announced plans to build a $400 million, 150-turbine wind farm in Willacy County, with long-range plans for as many as 250 turbines. The farm would generate 250 megawatts.||7-10 permanent jobs, 140 construction jobs. Willacy County approved a 70 percent average tax abatement over 10 years.|
|Ennis||Sysco||Food distributor||The Houston-based company plans to build an $80 million, 1 million-square-foot redistribution facility on 255 acres bought from the city.||300 jobs initially, up to 800 total|
|Carrollton||Vendor Resource Management||Real estate services firm||Is expanding its work force||Will create 275 jobs under terms of a $750,000 Texas Enterprise Fund grant|
|Victoria||Caterpillar Inc.||Engine and heavy equipment manufacturer||Broke ground on a 600,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that will triple the current capacity of hydraulic excavators produced by the company in the U.S.||238 jobs to fulfill the requirements of a $1.175 million Texas Enterprise Fund grant, but could total 500|
Comptroller’s Reports Take Stock of the Texas Economy
With a state economy that would put it among the world’s 12 largest, Texas has a unique place in the United States. The Texas Comptroller’s office examines issues that affect Texas and Texans to help lawmakers, and business and economic development leaders make the best decisions for our state. The Comptroller’s newest and upcoming reports include:
- the Financial Allocation Study for Texas (public education)
- An Analysis of Texas Economic Development Incentives
- and health care.
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