OKI Data Americas will establish a new office in Irving, TX to support the company’s North American operations. With the establishment of its new office, the company will create more than 100 jobs, in addition to more than $3.5 million in capital investment.
OKI Data Americas has been offered a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) award of $895,000 to support the project. The TEF was established in 2003 to help attract new jobs and investment to the state, and reappropriated by the Legislature in 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011. The fund is used only as a final incentive tool where a single Texas site is competing with another viable out-of-state option. The TEF is designed to help close a deal that already has significant local support behind it from a prospective Texas community.
A subsidiary of the Japan-based OKI Data Corporation, OKI Data Americas markets a broad portfolio of solutions designed to meet a wide array of printing needs, including office, production and specialty graphics. The new office in Irving, which includes a Technology Solutions Center, will allow OKI Data Americas to expand its presence in order to better service its customers and channel partners throughout the U.S.
“I am proud to welcome OKI Data Americas to the State of Texas as they expand their operations in North America,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “Our state’s business-friendly economic climate continues to offer new opportunities for the technology sector to grow and create new jobs for hardworking Texans. I look forward to having OKI Data join both the Irving community and the dynamic group of technology industry leaders who have chosen to establish a presence in the Lone Star State.”
“The Dallas Regional Chamber is thrilled to be a partner in this collaborative effort to bring OKI Data to Irving,” said Dale Petroskey, President and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber. “The DRC began working on this project in August of 2015, hosted two site visits for OKI Data’s project team, accompanied corporate executives to Austin for incentive meetings, and provided strategic support throughout the process. We want to congratulate the City of Irving, the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, and Governor Abbott’s office on a significant win that further establishes the Dallas Region as a growing and dynamic hub for corporations.”
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