Pfluggerville Chamber of Commerce

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.

Accent 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.

The 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., officials said.

“Accent 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.”

The 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, officials said.

Economic 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.

Another 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 and festivals.

PCDC 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.

 

Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce - Established in 1985
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Pflugerville, TX 78691-0483    p.(512) 251-7799
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