North Austin Patch:
PFLUGERVILLE, TX — City leaders recently celebrated the expansion
and headquarters relocation of an expansion-minded food services firm in
Pflugerville in a move expected to add 100 employees to the local workforce.
FoodServices, a rapidly growing national break room and snack service provider
employing more than 300 workers company-wide, is expanding and relocating its
Central Texas regional headquarters to the city, Pflugerville Community
Development Corp. officials said.
move brings with its a $4 million investment in building a 55,000-square-foot
office, warehouse and distribution center located at 2919 AW Grimes Blvd.,
Food Services is a well-established, rapidly growing, national break room food
services distributor that needed more space, and we are glad we could provide
that opportunity and keep them here in Central Texas,” PCDC Executive Director
Amy Madison said. “This is the fifth regional headquarters in the past two years
that has chosen Pflugerville as the place where they want to expand and grow.”
PCDC Board of Directors approved an economic development agreement with Accent
Food Services at a March 16 meeting, and the Pflugerville City Council provided
final approval March 28. The incentive package requires Accent Food Services to
relocate 85 full-time employees by Dec. 31 and provide health care benefits in
addition to an average annual salary of $55,000.
Moreover, the company must also add five full-time employees per
year starting Jan. 1, 2018, through 2020. If requirements are met, PCDC will
provide a $30,000 per year grant for five years, not to exceed $150,000 total,
development officials have capitalized on the city's 12th-place ranking on
MONEY Magazine’s list of Best Places to Live in America in 2016, and its
distinction of being the 11th fastest growing city in the U.S. With a
population of more than 55,000, Located mere minutes north of downtown Austin
in the desirable Central Texas region, Pflugerville's geographic location helps
to optimize its continual growth, according to officials, noting the network of
state highways 45 and 130 and Interstate Highway 35 offering direct access to
other nearby cities and a quick route to nearby airports.
draw of the city is its small hometown feel despite its proximity to Austin, an
ideal enhanced with the presence of the bucolic Lake Pflugerville, an elaborate
trail system, shopping areas, new restaurants, and the community’s many parades
is tasked with attracting, retaining and expanding businesses to create new
jobs and increase tax revenue to support community development. PCDC can
provide funding for use as an incentive to companies locate and grow in
Pflugerville. PCDC funds, which are 4B money generated from a half-cent of the
city’s sales tax revenue, can also be used to construct needed infrastructure
such as roads, utilities and drainage projects. For more information, visit www.pfdevelopment.com.