Every Company Moving To Texas: 2020-2024

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In this report, we highlight all of the companies moving to Texas from 2020 onward. This research by Buildremote compiles every public announcement by businesses stating that they've changed their headquarters to Texas.

This report was published on September 18, 2023. It was updated on October 25, 2023, then on January 8, 2024, then on January 25, 2024.

Find out the date the company moved, which city they moved to in Texas, a quote about why the company moved, and the source. Whenever a company announces its plans to leave the state, we’ll update the list.

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Here are all of the companies moving to Texas organized by the state they moved from.


 

California Companies Moving To Texas

Company

Moved From

Moved To

Story

Graze Inc.

California

Plano, TX

April 1, 2024

“Graze Inc., a California startup piloting autonomous and emissions-free commercial lawnmowers, is relocating its headquarters and research center to Plano.

The company expects to open a new facility in Legacy business park in April as it prepares to launch its robotic commercial-grade mower.”

Thermomix

California

Dallas, TX

August 25, 2023
“We greatly admire the state’s deep history with building connection and culture through food, and for the way Texas supports entrepreneurs and innovative businesses such as Thermomix.”

Ruiz Foods

California

Frisco, TX

May 24, 2023

"Ruiz Foods, which was founded in Tulare County nearly 60 years ago, announced this week that it will establish its sole corporate headquarters in the city of Frisco, located about 30 miles north of Dallas."

Cacique Foods

California

Dallas, TX

May 14, 2023
"In another notable name-brand corporate relocation win for Dallas-Fort Worth, Cacique Foods revealed plans to shift its corporate headquarters from California to Texas."

Kelly-Moore Paints

California

Irving, TX

April 25, 2023
"North Texas chalked up another corporate headquarters move from California yesterday when Kelly-Moore Paints—a leading manufacturer and retailer of premium paints and coatings in the U.S.—announced that it will move its HQ from Northern California to Irving this year."

Inbenta

California

Allen, TX

March 9, 2023
"After closing a $40 million investment in January, the AI company Inbenta announced it’s moving its headquarters from San Francisco to Allen, Texas and named North Texan Melissa Solis as the company’s new CEO."

Landsea Homes

California

Dallas, TX

March 7, 2023

"Moving the corporate headquarters from Newport Beach to Dallas won’t cost any Orange County jobs, the company says. It’ll be primarily senior executives, including CEO John Ho, on the move."

M2M Certified Inc.

California

Austin, TX

February 7, 2023
"M2M Certified Inc. has officially moved its Headquarters of operation to Austin, Texas. Our motivations to migrate our business to Texas are based on several economic, demographic and geopolitical shifts that are occurring as a result of the current deglobalization of the world with which we all live."

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association

California

Fort Worth, TX

February 1, 2023
"The GoodGuys Rod & Custom Association opened its new headquarters in Northeast Fort Worth in June, moving a company that started in 1983 in California to the 10-story Lone Star Tower."

McAfee

California

Frisco, TX

January 20, 2023
"The San Jose-based cybersecurity company McAfee announced it’ll be Frisco’s newest addition by moving its headquarters to The Star in 2023."

Informativ

California

Frisco, TX

January 19, 2023
"Informativ also announced it has relocated its corporate headquarters to Frisco, TX, while its former headquarters in Fresno, CA, will serve as its Innovation & Client Success Center."

Boingo Wireless

California

Frisco, TX

December 20, 2022

"Boingo Wireless, a total connectivity provider of distributed antenna systems (DAS), Wi-Fi and private networks, is building a new office in Frisco, with plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from Los Angeles to the rapidly expanding north Texas city, Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Monday."

Home Franchise Concepts

California

Flower Mound, CA

October 29, 2022

"It's the first step in HFC's plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from Irvine, California to Flower Mound over a multi-year period, according to the town news release. Initially, HFC's move is expected to create 50 new jobs in Flower Mound, with more expected over time, according to the town."

Obagi 
Cosmeceuticals

California

The Woodlands, TX

September 21, 2022
"Some of the primary drivers are the favorable tax rate for businesses and residents and cost of living implications. Housing is simply unaffordable for many in Southern California, and our folks see the possibility of home ownership in their near future in Texas. We are very excited about the upcoming move and the opportunities it affords our relocating employees," said Jaime Castle, President & CEO of Obagi Cosmeceuticals.

Integrated Defense Products

California

Rockwall, TX

September 19, 2022
"Texas is politically, by nature, an extremely business friendly state," said Buschold. “With a highly skilled workforce, ongoing trade programs, reasonable cost of living, and a lower overall tax burden, IDP will be strategically positioned to focus its efforts in building a stronger team while continuing its focus on new technologies."

Confer, Inc.

California

McKinney, TX

September 15, 2022
"Previously based in California, Confer, Inc. has become one of the leading financial technology firms that focus on democratizing mortgages. Earlier this month, they announced relocation of the official headquarters of Confer Today was moved from San Francisco to McKinney, TX."

Cellipont Bioservices

California

The Woodlands, TX

August 30, 2022
"Houston’s economic strengths are in energy, aerospace, life sciences and manufacturing, and it’s welcoming a new corporate resident that fits that mold. San Diego–based Cellipont Bioservices is moving its headquarters from California to The Woodlands."

Anything Liquid Manufacturing Inc.

California

Fort Worth, TX

July 25, 2022
"California liquid supplement company to relocate headquarters to Richland Hills. Anything Liquid Manufacturing Inc. bought an 18,242 sf office and warehouse building."

Mondee

California

Austin, TX

July 22, 2022
"Another Bay Area corporate headquarters will soon fly the coop, with travel tech firm Mondee heading to Texas."

Chevron

California

Houston, TX

June 29, 2022
"Chevron says it's willing to pay its employees who are willing to relocate to Houston.

The U.S. oil company is planning to sell its headquarters located at Chevron Park in San Ramon, California, so it can move to a more modern space."

Aviatrix

California

Dallax, TX

May 5, 2022
"A technology unicorn has shifted its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Dallas.

The company is now operating out of a co-working space in Dallas - but will lease about 25,000 feet for a more permanent locale."

HBCU Hub

California

McKinney, TX

April 27, 2022
"HBCU HUB, the company that produced the world’s first mobile app that connect students to admission recruiters at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) all over the country, has relocated from Carson, California to McKinney, Texas."

Boring Co.

California

Pflugerville, TX

April 18, 2022
"Without a formal announcement, Elon Musk’s Boring Co., which develops tunnel systems, recently moved its corporate headquarters from Hawthorne to the Austin, Texas suburb of Pflugerville, according to public documents cited in Texas media reports."

Sovereign Flavors

California

Kyle, TX

March 21, 2022
"We are thrilled to relocate to the great state of Texas," David Ames, President of Sovereign Flavors, stated in Abbott's release. "Texas provides a remarkable environment for our business and our Sovereign family as we cultivate talented individuals who work with pride, purpose, and talent."

Noodoe

California

Houston, TX

January 19, 2022
“Current and anticipated demand for our EV charging stations necessitates Noodoe scaling up and expanding right now,” says Chang. “Logistically, we need our U.S. headquarters to be centrally located."

Review Wave

California

McKinney, TX

January 5, 2022
"The company says it is moving to DFW to expedite growth. Review Wave has been featured in the previous three iterations of the Inc. 500 list and hopes to be included for a fourth consecutive year. "

OrangeGrid

California

Flower Mound, TX

January 1, 2022
OrangeGrid, a financial technology provider of workflow-based solutions that is relocating its headquarters from California and will lease 9,684 square feet

Gordon Ramsey North America

California

Irving, TX

December 14, 2021

"It might be a little hard for Californians to swallow, but another business has pulled up stakes in The Golden State and relocated to Texas... celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has relocated his North American restaurant headquarters from California to Las Colinas in Irving, Texas."

Tailift Material Handling USA

California

Houston, TX

December 9, 2021
"For those who do not know, Tailift USA has relocated from Ontario, Califonia to Houston, Texas!"

Old Gringo Boots

California

Fort Worth, TX

November 18, 2021
"Old Gringo is very happy to say that we have moved our corporate headquarters to Fort Worth, Texas, and we're looking forward to becoming part of the community," said Ernie Tarut, Co-Founder, Old Gringo Boots, in a video announcement."

Hall Technologies

California

Coppell, TX

October 18, 2021
“Hall set an aggressive plan to rebrand and evolve the company,” CEO Jason Schwartz said in a statement. “Part of that plan was moving our operations to Texas. Why Texas? Texas checked off all the boxes for us.”

Tesla

California

Austin, TX

October 7, 2021

“To be clear we will be continuing to expand our activities in California,” Musk said. “Our intention is to increase output from Fremont and Giga Nevada by 50%. If you go to our Fremont factory it’s jammed.”

But, he added, “It’s tough for people to afford houses, and people have to come in from far away....There’s a limit to how big you can scale in the Bay Area.”

First Foundation Bank

California

Dallas, TX

September 26, 2021
"The Dallas-Fort Worth area today reminds me of what Southern California was like 30 years ago, where First Foundation started, and for me personally, it is nice to return to Texas as my roots are in the South,” Scott F. Kavanaugh, CEO of First Foundation Inc. said recently. “Texas has such a business-friendly environment which gives us confidence in being able to serve the communities of Dallas with our high standard of exceptional client care."

Space Channel, Inc.

California

Brownsville, TX

September 18, 2021
"With all the activity happening at SpaceX in Brownsville, The Space Channel worked with the city to set up a headquarters."

Flexible Funding

California

Fort Worth, TX

August 27, 2021
“We are thrilled to announce our relocation of our corporate headquarters to Fort Worth to support our growth and the dynamic needs of our entire business,”

Cangshan Cutlery Company

California

Leander, TX

August 24, 2021
"As a first-generation immigrant, I am inspired by the possibilities of the promise of America. I see it in the spirit and creativity of my employees and I see it in the town of Leander, Texas."

NinjaOne

California

Austin, TX

August 17, 2021
"One of the things that I saw is that a lot of my friends and family and employees that are moving here from the Bay Area can actually be homeowners, which in the Bay Area is virtually impossible," he said. "So I think it's actually the hidden retention tool, and a great recruiting tool."

AECOM

California

Dallas, TX

August 17, 2021
"AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced it will relocate its global headquarters from Los Angeles, CA, to Dallas, TX, effective Oct. 1, 2021."

MD7

California

Allen, TX

August 11, 2021
"We believe the friendly business climate and exceptional work environment for our team members will be a competitive advantage as we continue to grow to serve our customers.”

Andamiro USA

California

Irving, TX

July 23, 2021
Andamiro USA president Drew Maniscalco: “Moving to Irving has several benefits. Its central location in the U.S. will improve shipping rates and delivery times, and its central time zone means East Coast operators won’t have to wait three hours before they get a call back from parts or service."

Sunhaven

California

Houston, TX

July 8, 2021
"Outdoor furniture manufacturer moves headquarters from Los Angeles to Houston."

iFly.vc

California

Austin, TX

July 6, 2021
IFly.vc made another big move during the pandemic, relocating its office from San Francisco to Austin, joining a wave of Californians fleeing the expensive area.

DIQ SEO

California

Austin, TX

July 2, 2021
"In short, it's the people of Texas that we admire and that are showing us a better way to move forward."

Nissei America

California

San Antonio, TX

July 1, 2021
Hozumi Yoda, President of Nissei: "The region has one of the largest concentrations of employment in the manufacturing and plastic industry in the U.S. San Antonio has a great potential to prosper and it is a very attractive environment for the future growth of Nissei America, Inc.”

Wiley X

California

Frisco, TX

June 29, 2021
“Wiley X is committed to piloting smart and sustained growth for many years to come, and a central location like Texas is a prime place to call home for our brand,” Dan Freeman, co-owner of Wiley X, was quoted saying.

F45

California

Austin, TX

June 21, 2021
"In a June 21 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), F45 Training revealed its headquarters is now in Austin and indicated it plans to become a public company. F45 had been based in Los Angeles."

Dear Media

California

Austin, TX

June 5, 2021
"Dear Media moved from Los Angeles to Austin during the pandemic, citing Texas’ welcoming attitude towards small businesses, as well as the accessible real estate market and high-quality schools."

SmartAction

California

Fort Worth, TX

May 18, 2021
"SmartAction, a small company that provides artificial intelligence services to businesses, wants to move its headquarters from the Los Angeles area to Fort Worth."

Wedgewood LLC

California

Dallas, TX

May 18, 2021
"We think that Dallas has a regulatory environment that's beneficial to our business. It allows us to get things done. It was mainly driven by regulations to multifamily ownership in California."

GemCap

California

San Antonio, TX

May 17, 2021
“Operating from a Central Time Zone allows us to service our customers better from both an operations viewpoint, as well as for travel,” comments David Ellis, Co-President. “Additionally, we appreciate the business-friendly environment of Texas and the warm welcome back from our home community,” adds Richard Ellis, Co-President."

Green Dot Corporation

California

Austin, TX

May 7, 2021
"The CEO called Texas a very 'business friendly state' relative to California, where local rules could dictate how the company chooses board members, for instance."

Flannery Trim

California

Fort Worth, TX

April 12, 2021
A 46-year-old California company has set a plan in motion to relocate its headquarters: 

"Fort Worth has been attracting quite a bit of new business from new-to-market companies and relocations from within the metroplex," Talley says. "Those coming from California are clearly attracted to Texas' pro-business climate and better tax laws."

Markaaz

California

Austin, TX

April 8, 2021
“To accommodate our growing organization, we needed to find a city for our corporate headquarters that aligned to our long-term business needs and core values,” Hany Fam, CEO, said in a written statement. “Our core value of ‘do good.’"

Harmonate

California

Austin, TX

March 23, 2021
"Austin, Texas meets our need for results-driven technology talent, private capital domain expertise and a public policy environment that rewards growth."

AHV Communities

California

San Antonio, TX

January 27, 2021
"We were flying out here constantly," said Wolf. "My wife and I looked all over the country to which place resonated, and I had such good times here in San Antonio — more over than the rest of the state — that it stood out."

Digital Realty

California

Austin, TX

January 14, 2021

Said Digital Realty CEO William Stein, "The central location, affordable cost of living, highly educated workforce and supportive business climate have helped make Texas an epicenter for business activity and technology growth."

Amazing Magnets

California

Round Rock, TX

January 7, 2021
"After visiting Round Rock and witnessing its economic growth, diversification and meeting its people, we felt like we had found our home away from home," said Tim Boettcher, founder and CEO of Amazing Magnets. 

Lion Real Estate Group

California

Dallas, TX

January 7, 2021
"The decision to relocate our corporate headquarters to Dallas aligns with our strategy of acquiring desirable multifamily assets outside of the urban core, both here in Texas and in other high-growth cities across the Sunbelt and Southeast,"

Charles Schwab

California

Westlake, TX

January 1, 2021
"The financial services firm announced a $26 billion merger with TD Ameritrade in October 2020.

As part of the merger, the combined company’s headquarters would relocate from San Francisco to North Texas (Westlake)."

Resonant

California

Austin, TX

January 1, 2021
"Resonant moved its headquarters from Goleta to Austin, Texas, a little over a year ago, but still has its main research and development facility in Goleta."

TaskUs Inc.

California

New Braunfels, TX

January 1, 2021
"In 2021, TaskUs moved the headquarters to New Braunfels and listed the company on the NASDAQ stock market."

Maddox Defense

California

Houston, TX

December 31, 2020
"Since March 2020, Maddox Defense has been expanding its operations in the Houston area and officially moved its headquarters in December."

Oracle

California

Austin, TX

December 11, 2020

“Oracle is implementing a more flexible employee work location policy and has changed its Corporate Headquarters from Redwood City, California to Austin, Texas. We believe these moves best position Oracle for growth and provide our personnel with more flexibility about where and how they work,” a spokesperson confirmed to CNBC."

Regroup Mass Notification

California

Austin, TX

December 8, 2020

“Our decision to move Regroup’s headquarters marks an important milestone in our company,” said Chris Utah, COO of Regroup. “Texas provides a fertile business environment to grow and be supported by a world-class, talented workforce."

Optimal Elite Management LLC

California

Fort Worth, TX

December 3, 2020
"Optimal Elite will relocate its production and headquarters to the two-story facility in June. The company expects to create 50 jobs."

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

California

Spring, TX

December 1, 2020
"As we look to the future, our business needs, opportunities for cost savings, and team members’ preferences about the future of work, we have made the decision to relocate HPE’s headquarters to the new campus under construction in Spring, Texas, just outside of Houston."

SmartDraw Software

California

The Woodlands, TX

November 16, 2020
"We decided to relocate to Texas—and specifically to The Woodlands—for many reasons, including the opportunity for our employees to become homeowners – something that was out of reach for many of them in San Diego."

8VC

California

Austin, TX

November 1, 2020

"8VC founding partner and Palantir co-founder Joe Lonsdale wrote in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal this week about why he decided to move his company from California to Texas."



CBRE Group

California

Dallas, TX

October 29, 2020
"CBRE Group, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, is moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Dallas."

Titans of CNC

California

Flower Mound, TX

October 22, 2020
"Titans of CNC announced Sept. 25 in a video that it plans to move its workshop facility to Flower Mound. The facility will be home to the company’s manufacturing operations, education programs and video studio."

Saleen Performance Parts

California

Round Rock, TX

October 14, 2020
Saleen Performance Parts President Molly Saleen: “As a domestic manufacturer, we have unique criteria that needed to be met in our site selection including community participation, and we feel that the Austin area meets all of our requirements to match our current growth and business operations.”

Pabst Brewing

California

San Antonio, TX

October 7, 2020

"San Antonio is filled with opportunity and creativity, it has a great talent pool, high quality of life, and is experiencing a cultural boom that we’d really like to be a part of,” he said. “The affordability of the city does make it attractive to business(es) and employees.”

O. W. Lee

California

Comfort, TX

September 23, 2020
"An outdoor furniture maker is planning to move its headquarters and manufacturing operations from California to Texas Hill County."

Incora

California

Fort Worth, TX

September 15, 2020

“Texas has cultivated a strong economic climate with low taxes, reasonable regulations and a high-caliber workforce, which allows companies like Wesco to innovate and prosper,” said a statement from Abbott. “As a thriving aviation and aerospace hub, Fort Worth is the ideal location for Wesco to continue to grow its operations and serve its customers.”

Slync.io

California

Dallas, TX

September 11, 2020
“In realizing how well the team worked remotely, we seized on an opportunity to get out of a state and a city, frankly, that does everything to shove businesses away – and move to a place that's much more pro business,” CEO Kirchner said in the interview.

The Joe Rogan Experience

California

Austin, TX

August 9, 2020
"Texas JRE studio set up has begun!” Rogan said over the social media platform on Saturday."

DZS (Dasan Zhone Solutions)

California

Dallas, TX

August 3, 2020
"In addition to the strong pool of communications and software engineering talent in the Dallas area, officials said the move would lower the company’s fixed costs and provide good access to customers throughout the Americas."

KVP International

California

McKinney, TX

June 17, 2020

"KVP International will move into a 120,000-square-foot warehouse at 5801 Corporate Drive, McKinney, sometime in October, McKinney Economic Development Corp. officials confirmed June 17. The company is currently based in Chino, California."

FileTrail

California

Austin, TX

June 16, 2020

FileTrail CEO Darrell Mervau: “While the greater Bay Area will always be a special place for the FileTrail family, our recent growth prompted the need to explore options for a larger headquarters. Our new location is a great fit for our expanding team and affords us much needed flexibility for continued growth.

Sonim Technologies

California

Austin, TX

June 3, 2020
"It has moved its HQ to Austin from California and cut jobs as part of cost-saving measures designed to put the company 'on a path to growth and profitability.'"

OriginClear

California

McKinney, TX

April 21, 2020
"Riggs Eckelberry, OriginClear’s chief executive, said in the announcement: “But increasingly, our California team has been virtual, and both development and manufacturing have been centered on our Texas location. This move reflects that fact.”

Airbrake

California

Austin, TX

April 10, 2020
“We’re still virtual right now, of course, but we’ll be melding that virtual development and product team with a more physically located customer success team and some more developers in Austin,” Ryan said.

AgencyKPI

California

Austin, TX

April 1, 2020
"Two Austin-based startups, one that moved its headquarters to the Texas capital from Los Angeles about three months ago, have disclosed early funding rounds in recent days."

Blue Box Air

California

Dallas, TX

March 17, 2020
"But more fitting research—especially with the news that Blue Box Air is headed to Deep Ellum from California—is the fact that tech firms are moving, and being started, in the region all of the time. It’s become a tech migration."

SignEasy

California

Dallas, TX

February 11, 2020
"SignEasy, which provides digital signature technology, moved its home base to San Francisco last year."

Finical

California

Dallas, TX

January 29, 2020
"Finical, Inc.'s corporate headquarters has been relocated to Dallas, Texas, to facilitate the expansion and create a more collaborative workspace for the office and company as a whole."

QuestionPro

California

Austin, TX

January 21, 2020

"Bhaskaran said Austin’s cost of living makes it easier to scale up and hire talent. Austin’s talent pool, and the ability to attract people who live outside of Texas were also factors, he said.


(The Bay Area) was not sustainable for us,” Bhaskaran said. ““For the same price we can find really amazing people in other areas.”

See Also: Every Company Leaving California | Every Company Leaving San Francisco | Notable Companies Leaving Chicago

 

New York Companies Moving To Texas

Company

Moved From

Moved To

Story

OneWorld Alliance

New York

Fort Worth, TX

"Oneworld Alliance will relocate their global headquarters from New York to the 300-acre Robert L. Crandall Campus in Fort Worth, home of American Airlines Group Inc."

SI Group

New York

The Woodlands, TX

"SI Group recently signed a multi-year lease to relocate its global headquarters to 15,018 square feet of space at The Woodlands, Texas, north of Houston."

DarkPulse

New York

Houston, TX

"The tech firm currently lists New York City as its headquarters, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The 10-year Houston lease commences on March 1."

Bucha Bio

New York

Houston, TX

"The eco-friendly fiber company has relocated its headquarters from New York City to Houston’s start-up innovation and manufacturing hub East End Maker Labs, it was announced Friday."

Alkegen

New York

Irving, TX

"Alkegen, formerly Unifrax, is a manufacturer of specialty materials. Alkegen announced plans to shift its corporate headquarters and filtration and battery hub to Irving from Tonawanda, NY."

Super Coffee

New York

Austin, TX

Super Coffee, which touts on its website that it was founded by a trio of brothers in 2015 and honored as one of the best workplaces in 2021, according to Inc. Magazine, is bringing its headquarters to Austin."

Drive Shack Inc.

New York

Dallas, TX

"Drive Shack, owner of golf-related leisure and entertainment businesses, relocated its executive hub to North Dallas from New York City earlier this year."

BSU Inc.

New York

Austin, TX

"US EMS provider, BSU Inc., was founded in upstate New York more than 30 years ago, recently expanded to Austin, Texas, setting up its HQ and manufacturing in a new – bigger – facility."

Katapult

New York

Plano, TX

"The company is the latest example of technology companies ditching the coasts in favor of North Texas."

Fera Diagnostics and Biologicals

New York

College Station, TX

“We made the strategic decision to move to Texas to benefit from the state’s tremendous logistical advantages and cattle industry infrastructure,” says Dr. Rodrigo Bicalho, FERA chief executive officer.

Bonchon

New York

Dallas, TX

"Bonchon, the internationally revered restaurant brand known for its Korean fried chicken, announces the relocation of its New York City headquarters to Dallas, Texas by January 1, 2021."

Precision Global Consulting Ltd.

New York

Austin, TX

"PGC will now be headquartered in Austin, whilst maintaining a major operations hub in New York City."

Banorte Securities

New York

Houston, TX

"Banorte Securities moved its U.S. headquarters to Houston last year after previously being based in New York City. At the time, Ibarrola said the company left New York to be geographically closer to its Mexican clients and to reduce costs."


 

Illinois Companies Moving To Texas

Company

Moved From

Moved To

Story

ExteNet Systems

Illinois

Frisco, TX

"ExteNet Systems, the nation's largest privately held provider of secure 5G and fiber infrastructure, moves headquarters to Frisco from Illinois. ExteNet is taking 37,000-sf in Frisco Station, bringing 150 jobs to the region."

Parus Holdings

Illinois

Austin, TX

"We are thrilled to be relocating our corporate headquarters to Austin as the area will provide the foundation for our new growth initiatives going forward. Austin is one of the top business growth areas offering an educated, diverse, and growing population, making it an ideal location for Parus's future," said Parus Chairman & CEO, Taj Reneau.

Caterpillar

Illinois

Irving, TX

"One of the state’s biggest employers is relocating their headquarters to Irving, Texas. A decade ago Caterpillar’s CEO warned state leaders of business losses unless they balanced the budget, controlled workers’ comp costs and cut taxes. He was ignored."

BluePallet

Illinois

Austin, TX

"In conjunction with the financing, BluePallet is also announcing that it is relocating its headquarters from Chicago to Austin, Texas."

Schumacher Electric

Illinois

Fort Worth, TX

"Schumacher Electric Corporation, global leader in automotive power conversion products, will relocate its HQ to Fort Worth from the Chicago area. The new 330,000-sf HQ will create at least 100 jobs"

XR Masters

Illinois

Austin, TX

"This small company helps other businesses with virtual reality and augmented reality. It now calls Austin home. Although it's starting small here, the CEO is now looking for office space and investors."

Eleiko

Illinois

Austin, TX

February 8, 2021
"The new headquarters will serve as a logistics hub for North America, consisting of offices, warehouse, and a new Eleiko Sport Center."

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

Illinois

Houston, TX

"Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. (NASDAQ: GLDD) announced today it is moving its corporate headquarters to Houston, the latest milestone for what began in 1890 as a fledgling Chicago marine construction firm and has since grown into the country's largest provider of dredging services."

Spire Hospitality

Illinois

Irving, TX

"Third-party hotel management company, Spire Hospitality, has relocated its headquarters to Irving from Deerfield, Illinois."


 

Florida Companies Moving To Texas

Company

Moved From

Moved To

Story

Firehawk Aerospace

Florida

Addison, TX

"Why Firehawk moved its operations from Florida to North Texas, it comes down to one thing, says Edwards. “A company like ours could not have fundraised as quickly as we did anywhere outside of Texas,” he told D CEO. “Our strong capital partners here is the reason we are in Texas."

Likewize

Florida

Southlake, TX

"Dallas is one of the fastest-growing tech centers in the country," CMO Jeremy Dale said. "It's in the middle of the country so it works great for us from a distribution point of view."

QSAM Biosciences Inc.

Florida

Austin, TX

"QSAM Biosciences Inc., a biotechnology company developing cancer treatments, relocated to Austin from Palm Beach, Florida."

ProtectAll

Florida

North Richland Hills, TX

"Florida furniture warranty company GBS Enterprises is moving its corporate headquarters to North Texas with 100 employees and plans to change its name to ProtectAll."

Shokworks, Inc.

Florida

Dallas, TX

"Dallas has become a spot that tech companies, green energy and financial institutions are pouring into to call home,” Laplana said in a statement. “We believe this is the perfect time for Shokworks to stake our claim."

Optym

Florida

Dallas, TX

"Optym, which uses optimization software solutions to make the transportation industry more efficient, plans to hire 70 at its new 17,327 sq-ft HQ at Cypress Waters. Optym is relocating from Florida."


 

Washington Companies Moving To Texas

Company

Moved From

Moved To

Quote

Fisher Investments

Washington

Plano, TX

"Fisher Investments is relocating its headquarters from Camas, Washington to Texas after the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that a capital gains tax is constitutional. Some employees from the Washington office will relocate to Plano."

RAW Capital Home Buyers

Washington

Boerne, TX

“Across the country, the number of homeowners needing help to sell their properties increases. And one of the cities that we particularly want to focus on this year is San Antonio Texas,” explained White.

Northwest Hardwoods

Washington

Frisco, TX

"Northwest Hardwoods, the largest U.S. manufacturer of hardwood lumber in North America, is moving its headquarters to Frisco from Tacoma, WA. The new HQ office will occupy 23,000 at Hall Park."

Restaurant Revolution Technologies

Washington

Southlake, TX

"Restaurant Revolution Technologies, an order management and point-of-sale integration software company, quietly moved its headquarters from Bellevue, Wash. To Southlake in September."

Cascadia Global Security

Washington

Austin, TX

"Favored by champions of its growth and fans of the state's dominant low-tax, anti-regulatory economic philosophy, Co-Founder Asa Palagi is excited to be included in Austin's new technology cluster."

Leadr

Washington

Plano, TX

"Leadr packs up and moves its headquarters to Plano, Texas."


 

Companies Moving To Texas From All Other States

Company

Moved From

Moved To

Story

Psychemedics Corp

Massachusetts

Dallas, TX

January 3, 2024
Brian Hullinger, president and CEO of Psychemedics, said in a statement. "This relocation bolsters our ability to innovate and reinforces our unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional service to our clients."

Frontier

Connecticut

Dallas, TX

August 25, 2023
“It’s official – Dallas is now home base for Building Gigabit America. Moving our headquarters to Dallas makes good business sense given the city is already home to hundreds of our corporate employees and sits in the middle of one of our most important fiber markets,” Frontier’s CEO Nick Jeffery said in part in a statement.

CharterUP

Georgia

Austin, TX

"CharterUp, which runs an online charter bus-booking platform, is moving its headquarters from Atlanta to Austin and plans to add 100 local jobs."

Engaged Media Studios

Louisiana

Houston, TX

"Jacqueline Shorter-Beauchamp, co-founder, chairman and CEO, EMS has recently completed relocation from the city of its birth, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to expansive new headquarters offices in Houston, Texas, one of the nation's fastest growing tech hubs."

Invoice Home Inc.

Nevada

Austin, TX

"Previously based in Las Vegas, Wikilane Inc. d/b/a Invoice Home officially finalized the company’s new name and headquarters move in December 2022, setting the stage for an exciting and dynamic new chapter in Invoice Home history."

StadiumDrop

Oklahoma

McKinney, TX

"The executive team, and I are all very excited to be in McKinney,” co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Adam McAbee said in a statement. “This is a great city and has always been one of the nation’s leading cities in growth. Having offices here gives us strategic advantages in the region.”

Ulrich Medical USA

Missouri

Plano, TX

"German-based, Ulrich Medical USA, will move its U.S. headquarters from Chesterfield, MO to Plano. Ulrich is a global medical device company developing musculoskeletal implant technologies. The new HQ will house 30 people initially."

ATI (Allegheny Technologies)

Pennsylvania

Dallas, TX

"Gillespie said the move to Dallas formalizes an independent, central location that will help strengthen the company’s strategic focus."

EoS Fitness

Arizona

Dallas, TX

"In further endorsement of its commitment to Texas, EōS is moving company headquarters to Dallas. The new corporate office provides boots on the ground support for the company’s growth within the state and the more centralized location provides national support to its gyms across the country."

Republic Finance

Louisiana

Plano, TX

"Republic Finance to move HQ to Plano form Baton Rouge. The new 58,000-sf office will house more than 250 employees."

CDI Engineering Solutions

Pennsylvania

Houston, TX

"CDI Engineering Solutions (CDI) is joining the parade of large corporations relocating to Texas. CDI has announced plans to move its corporate headquarters from Philadelphia to Houston March 1."

Archaea Energy

Pennsylvania

Houston, TX

"The company expects to maintain a small presence in Pittsburgh and Detroit but will now be doing the bulk of its hiring in Houston, where it currently has 89 employees."

Elite Advanced Polymers

Mississippi

Plano, TX

"Elite Advanced Polymers, a specialty materials compounder, is relocating its corporate headquarters to Plano from Ripley, Mississippi."

TucciPolo

Maryland

Houston, TX

"In 2021, the company relocated to Houston, Texas – where, during a pandemic – the independent designer has continued to expand his growing business."

EnviroSafe Demil

Nevada

Texarkana, TX

"In 2022, EnviroSafe Demil announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters to TexAmericas Center in Texas."

Meridian Adhesives Group

Georgia

Houston, TX

“With the exceptional growth of our integrated portfolio, Houston is the ideal location for our corporate headquarters as it is in the heart of the specialty chemical corridor,” said Daniel Pelton, CEO of Meridian Adhesives Group.

D6 Inc.

Oregon

Sulphur Springs, TX

"Governor Greg Abbott today announced that D6 Inc. ("D6") will relocate their headquarters from Portland, Oregon, to Sulphur Springs, Texas, and expand their manufacturing presence in the state."

Vehicle Accessories Inc.

(Multiple Locations)

Mesquite, TX

"Vehicle Accessories, Inc. will combine its current locations in Buffalo, NY; Toronto, Ontario; Sunnyvale, Texas; and Magog, Quebec to one Mesquite location."

Fluence Analytics

Louisiana

Stafford, TX

"There are very, very good people in the Houston area with a lot of diverse experience — oil and gas, petrochemicals, all the service companies, a lot of the contractors and fab shops that we would work with," Reed said.

AdStar Media

Michigan

Dallas, TX

"Company owner Aleks Balac stated the move to Texas comes in the best interest of further expanding the company in a large and rapidly growing market, not to mention no state income tax."

SPB Hospitality

Tennessee

Houston, TX

"SPB Hospitality announced that it had moved its headquarters from Nashville to Houston in late June. The company opened a new support center near the Energy Corridor and is in the process of moving in, CEO Jim Mazany told the Houston Business Journal."

Coury Hospitality

(Multiple Locations)

Irving, TX

Paul Coury, founder, and CEO, Coury Hospitality: “...the Dallas-Fort Worth [region] provides us a centrally located operations base, as well as access to an incredible talent pool—both of which are paramount to our aggressive growth plans.”

Cuisine Solutions

Virginia

San Antonio, TX

"Seven corporate employees have already moved to San Antonio and love it, the company's chairman told the Business Journal."

Ranchland Foods

Arizona

Denton, TX

“Once we are in this area, in the city of Denton, we only see us staying here longer,” said Ken Davis, CEO of Ranchland Foods of Phoenix, Arizona. “The overall scope of our relocation here to north central Texas, I feel, will have a greater impact as we continue to grow.”

Spiritless

Kentucky

Austin, TX

"In May 2021, Spiritless announced the establishment of our corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas."

Aakha Biologics

Massachusetts

Dallas, TX

"Originally based in Boston, Aakha relocated to Dallas in May 2021 to take advantage of the lab space and equipment BioLabs provides."

Trax Technologies

Arizona

Irving, TX

April 27, 2021
"Trax’s new office is conveniently located near DFW airport for easy global access and is aligned with its mandate of continued growth in expertise in the areas of automation..."

Ribbon Communications

Massachusetts

Plano, TX

"The move comes after the company initiated a plan to 'consolidate and reduce the number of our facilities worldwide,' the filing said. Ribbon Communications has a market valuation of over $1 billion as a public company and pulled in revenue of more than $800 million last year."

Invzbl

North Carolina

Austin, TX

"Invzbl LLC, which uses ultraviolet radiation to disinfect products, has relocated its headquarters to Austin."

Blockcap

Nevada

Austin, TX

"Blockcap, a bitcoin mining and blockchain company, is moving its corporate headquarters from Las Vegas to Austin, with plans to continue to grow its operations, according to the company."

5G LLC

Maryland

Dallas, TX

"5G LLC, which is helping spread wireless tech with commercial real estate, has moved its headquarters to North Texas from Bethesda, Maryland which is outside Washington, D.C., according to CEO Matt Davis."

City Shoppe

Oregon

Austin, TX

City Shoppe's team took a vote, and they picked Austin for their new HQ. It was a democratic relocation for this Portland tech startup that props up other small businesses."

CrowdStreet

Oregon

Austin, TX

"Crowdstreet announced today it will open a second office and relocate its corporate headquarters from Portland, Oregon to Austin, Texas, strategically positioning the company to better serve its customer base from coast to coast.

Loop Insurance

(Multiple Locations)

Austin, TX

"Entrepreneurs John Henry and Carey Anne Nadeau started Loop in July. The pair, who are from New York and Washington, D.C., respectively, are moving the company in Austin as it emerges from stealth mode."

Sentry Kiosk

Minnesota

Austin, TX

January 19, 2021
"Caldwell told the Austin Business Journal the move to Austin was partly due to business-friendly tax laws in Texas."

Truelytics

Massachusetts

Austin, TX

"I am excited to announce that Truelytics has moved its HQ from Boston, MA, to Austin, TX!"

Ametrine

Maryland

Round Rock, TX

"In 2021 the company moved its headquarters from Maryland to a 40,000 square-foot facility in Round Rock. Since then, Ametrine has created 140 new jobs in production, engineering management and administration."

Alpha Paw

Nevada

Austin, TX

"Consumer packaged goods businesses are also relocating HQs to Austin. Alpha Paw LLC, an e-commerce pet-supply operation, made the move in early January."

MilkRun

Oregon

Austin, TX

"The company moved its headquarters to Austin in late 2020 with the help of $2.2 million in seed funding raised in July 2020."

Yesway

(Multiple Locations)

Fort Worth, TX

"Over the next few months, the company will be closing its existing Clovis, N.M., Des Moines, Iowa, and Abilene, Texas, offices, while its Beverly, Mass., office will remain open for corporate shared services."

Eatery Essentials Inc.

Utah

Dallas, TX

"The company, which today has around a dozen employees, is in the process of relocating from Sandy, Utah to [Dallas]."

American Athletic Conference

Rhode Island

Irving, TX

July 1, 2020
“The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is a national epicenter for intercollegiate athletics and allows us to be geographically closer to many of our member schools..."

PlayPower

North Carolina

Irving, TX

“The DFW talent pool is exceptional, and I found that through different career stops along the way for me even before PlayPower,” said Bryan Yeazel, the company’s CEO. “We’re a company that believes that talent wins ballgames.”

Buff City Soap

Tennessee

Addison, TX

"The Town’s Economic Development Team helped welcome Buff City Soap to their new headquarters in Addison. The company produces and distributes plant-based personal care products in over 200 existing retail stores throughout the country."

Murphy Oil Corporation

Arkansas

Houston, TX

"Arkansas-based Murphy Oil Corp. (NYSE: MUR) is moving its headquarters to Houston and closing its two other primary offices. The oil and natural gas exploration and production company attributed the decision to 'the extraordinary drop in crude oil prices.'"

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Notable Statistics About Companies Moving To Texas

According to primary research conducted by Buildremote, here are the main takeaways of our study of companies moving to Texas:

  • 165 companies have moved to Texas from 2020 to January 2024
  • 51% of the companies that moved to Texas came from California (2020-present)
    • The next closest state is New York with just 8%
  • Companies have moved from 26 different states
  • Companies have moved to 35 different cities in Texas
  • 26% of companies have moved to Austin (the #1 destination)
  • There were twice as many companies that moved in 2021 than did in 2022

 

Which states are they leaving?

Companies moving to Texas by state
Companies moving to Texas by state they left

We found 165 companies moving to Texas. They’ve moved from 26 different states. Here are the states with the most departures:

  • California: 86 companies (52% of the list)
  • New York: 13 (8%)
  • Illinois: 9 (5%)
  • Florida: 6 (4%)
  • Washington: 6 (4%)
  • Nevada: 4 (2%)
  • Oregon: 4 (2%)
  • *Multiple Locations: 4 (2%)
  • 16 states: Fewer than 4 companies

*Four companies consolidated from multiple states into Texas as part of their move.

 

To which Texas cities are they moving?

Companies moving to Texas by city

We found 165 companies moving to Texas. They’ve moved to 35 different cities:

  • Austin: 43 (26%)
  • Dallas: 24 (15%)
  • Houston: 16 (10%)
  • Fort Worth: 11 (7%)
  • Irving: 10 (6%)
  • Frisco: 7 (4%)
  • Plano: 7 (4%)
  • McKinney: 6 (4%)
  • San Antonio: 5 (3%)
  • The Woodlands: 4 (2%)
  • Round Rock: 3 (2%)
  • 24 cities: Fewer than 3 companies

 

How many companies have moved to Texas?

Companies moving to Texas by year
Companies moving to Texas by year: 2020 – Jan 2024

We found 165 companies that have moved to Texas since 2020. Here are those figures by year:

  • 2020: 39
  • 2021: 74
  • 2022: 36
  • 2023 (through August): 15


 

Why are companies moving to Texas?

In our complete list of companies moving to Texas, we provide quotes from company leaders about why they’ve chosen to move. Here are some direct quotes pulled out to highlight the recurring themes:

  • “Texas supports entrepreneurs and innovative businesses”
  • “Favorable tax rate for businesses and residents and cost of living implications”
  • “With a highly skilled workforce, ongoing trade programs, reasonable cost of living, and a lower overall tax burden”
  • “We need our U.S. headquarters to be centrally located”
  • “It’s tough for people to afford houses [in California]”
  • San Antonio’s “very attractive environment for future growth”
  • “Texas’ welcoming attitude towards small businesses”
  • “To benefit from the state’s tremendous logistical advantages”
  • Austin’s “educated, diverse, and growing population”
  • Dallas “is one of the fastest-growing tech centers in the country”

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Sources & Further Reading

Here’s where we found our research. 

  1. News stories linked to from within the table
  2. Dallas Regional Chamber
  3. Office of the Governor, Texas Economic Development & Tourism
  4. The California Book of Exoduses compiled by California Policy Center
  5. Y Texas’s Relo Tracker

 

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