Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Global Design and Engineering Firm Jacobs Moving HQ to downtown Dallas

International engineering and design firm Jacobs Engineering Group is moving its headquarters from California to downtown Dallas.
The deal — which has been in the works for several months — will bring about 100 new jobs in addition to the more than 300 people Jacobs already has in downtown Dallas.
"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," Jacobs Chairman and CEO Steven Demetriou said in statement. "In Dallas, we will also benefit from a business-friendly economic and cultural environment.
"Jacobs has had a long and successful history in Pasadena and will continue to employ more than 1,500 people in Southern California," he said. "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."
Jacobs — which has 230 offices around the globe — is moving the headquarters staff to the Harwood Center office on Bryan Street.
Landing the Jacobs headquarters is another win for downtown.
The 69-year-old company, which started in Pasadena and has almost 64,000 employees, does work in everything from architecture to aerospace, mining and transportation.
A Texas Enterprise Fund grant of $1.3 million will be given to Jacobs to help pay for the move.
In 2013 Jacobs consolidated two suburban North Texas offices and moved its Dallas operations into more than three floors of the 36-story Harwood Center. 
Written by Steve Brown - Dallas Morning News