HOUSTON, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced that global information technology company Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will relocate its global headquarters in Texas.
According to a release from the governor's office, HPE is going to move its headquarters to Spring of Texas from San Jose in California, building upon the company's established presence in the state of Texas. Spring is about 40 kilometers north of downtown Houston,
HPE already has a significant presence across Texas and its location in Houston is home to more than 2,600 employees and is the company's largest employment hub.
This new movement holds the potential to add additional jobs to its already robust presence in Texas in the coming years, said the release.
"Hewlett Packard Enterprise joins more than 50 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the Lone Star State, including 22 in the Houston area alone," Abbott said. "We are excited that Hewlett Packard Enterprise has chosen to call Texas home."
"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.
HPE is a global enterprise that helps customers drive digital transformation by unlocking value from all of their data. HPE currently operates major product development, services, manufacturing, and lab facilities in the Texas cities of Houston and Austin.