Jacobs Engineering Group has moved its Pasadena, California global headquarters to downtown Dallas.
While the company will continue to employ more than 1,500 people in Southern California, the relocation of its global headquarters to Dallas' Harwood Center is expected to create more than 100 new jobs.
"We will maintain a strong workforce and office footprint across the state of California where we see ongoing expansion opportunities," Jacobs Engineering Group Chairman and CEO Steven Demetriou said. "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 Engineering Group has had a presence in Dallas since 1987 and has roughly 4,500 employees throughout Texas. The firm provides construction, professional and technical services for a number of industries including aerospace, building, oil and gas, power and transportation.
Jacobs is now one of more than 50 Fortune 500 companies to be headquartered in Texas.
"Because of our robust economic environment, more businesses are choosing to call Texas home," Gov. Greg Abbott said. "I would like to welcome Jacobs Engineering Group as the latest business to relocate its headquarters from California to the Lone Star State."