US construction giant Aecom has decided to move its global headquarters from Los Angeles to Dallas, joining other big firms leaving Southern California for the Lone Star State of Texas.
The move will consolidate Aecom’s head office with its two current Dallas offices at 13355 Noel Road and Suite 400 and other Texas bases, with a total of 1,200 staff already in the state.
Some 2,500 Aecom employees will remain in California.
In a press release, Aecom said the move brings “additional benefits as a corporate hub” and would create a “magnet for the engineering and consulting industry”.
The Los Angeles Times notes that Texas has been trying to lure companies to the state with tax breaks and other perks.
Recent movers include Jacobs, CBRE Group, Toyota and Occidental Petroleum Corp.
However, a spokesperson told the newspaper that financial incentives were not the main reason for the move.
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