Jacobs Engineering Group Relocates Global HQ To Texas

The move to Dallas will result in more than 100 jobs and $4M in capital investment, with help from a $1.3M Texas Enterprise Fund grant.

Jacobs Engineering Group will relocate its global headquarters from Pasadena, CA to Dallas, TX. The Fortune 500 company provides maintenance, fabrication, construction and maintenance management technology to primary process industries. Jacobs’ headquarters relocation will result in more than 100 new jobs and $4 million in capital investment in downtown Dallas.

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The Harwood Center building in downtown Dallas. (Photo: Dallas Morning News)

“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.”

Jacobs has been offered a $1.3 million Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant towards 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.

Jacobs has had a presence in Dallas since 1987, and currently occupies 80,000 square feet at Harwood Center in downtown Dallas. The company’s space will expand to 100,000 square feet once the relocation is complete. In total, Jacobs employs nearly 4,500 employees in Texas.

“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 Greg 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.”

“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,” said Dale Petroskey, President and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber. “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.”

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