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Fortune 500 company moving global headquarters from California to Spring, Texas

Posted at 3:49 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 16:49:09-05

SPRING, TX — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), a Fortune 500 company, is set to relocate its global headquarters from San Jose, California, to Spring, Texas.

Governor Greg Abbott made the announcement Tuesday.

The headquarters will be located in a new, state-of-the-art campus, which is set to open in early 2022.

Gov. Abbott says the relocation to the Houston-area holds the potential to add additional jobs to HPE's presence in the state over the next several years.

The company already has locations in Austin, Plano and Houston. There are 2,600 employees in the Houston-area, making it HPE's largest employment hub.

HPE is a "global enterprise information technology company that helps customers drive digital transformation by unlocking value from all of their data." It was founded in 2015 following its separation from HP, Inc. It is currently ranked 109 on the list of Fortune 500 companies.

The company currently operates "major product development, services, manufacturing and lab facilities" in both Houston and Austin.

"We are excited that Hewlett Packard Enterprise has chosen to call Texas home, and I thank them for expanding their investment in the Lone Star State by relocating their headquarters to the Houston region," said Governor Abbott. "Hewlett Packard Enterprise joins more than 50 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the Lone Star State, including 22 in the Houston area alone. That is because Texas offers the best business climate in the nation. Our low taxes, high quality of life, top-notch workforce, and tier one universities create an environment where innovative companies like HPE can flourish. We look forward to a successful partnership with HPE, as together we build a more prosperous future for Texas."

“As we look to the future, our business needs, opportunities for cost savings, and team members’ preferences about the future of work, we are excited to relocate HPE’s headquarters to the Houston region,” said Antonio Neri, CEO of HPE. “Houston is an attractive market to recruit and retain future diverse talent and where we are currently constructing a state-of-the-art new campus. We look forward to continuing to expand our strong presence in the market.”

"HPE’s headquarters relocation is a signature moment for Houston, accelerating the momentum that has been building for the last few years as we position Houston as a leading digital tech hub,” said Bob Harvey, president and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership, the economic development organization serving the Greater Houston area. “Houston has long been a hub for global innovation and offers leading tech companies a deep bench of digital and corporate talent to drive success. We are excited HPE leadership recognized this, and look forward to welcoming the headquarters team to Houston."