Skip to comments.Merck to create 600 jobs in Austin (Texas)
Posted on 07/17/2017 4:13:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Pharmaceutical giant Merck plans on creating at least 600 jobs at a new IT hub in Austin, according to Governor Greg Abbott's office.
Abbott announced on Monday that Merck's new hub will include an investment of over $20 million. A $6 million grant was also offered to the company from a Texas Enterprise Fund.
Abbott's office said the IT hub will work with Dell Medical School at UT Austin, the Austin Healthcare Council and others in the region.
"Texas continues to excel as an economic powerhouse because global industry leaders like Merck recognize the Lone Star State as a premier state for business expansion and enterprise," Abbott said. I am extremely encouraged by Mercks investment in Texas, and for the opportunities and jobs that will come along with it. This expansion is another example that Texas is the place where business and innovation come to thrive.
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Isn’t Austin the San Francisco of the midwest? Seems this choice was not well thought out.
The communists will try to sue them into submission, or into oblivion.
Still, it’s better than another country.
“A $6 million grant was also offered to the company from a Texas Enterprise Fund.”
They are buying jobs for a city that has one of the lowest unemployment rates of any major city.
But it’s only $6 million of our tax dollars.
“Isnt Austin the San Francisco of the midwest?”
If Austin was in the Midwest.
$6 million for 600 jobs? That’s a pretty good deal compared to most I’ve seen posting this kind of story for years now. And those won’t be minimum wage jobs, either.
Highly educated people are moving there in droves.
The Unemployment is very low.
No need for the tax payer cash.
Merck would have gone there without the money.
San Francisco is Austin’s sister city.
Both full of LGBT’s and Marxist liberals. The only thing missing from Austin compared to San Fran is the ocean.
they got roughed up pretty good by the recent ransomware cyber attack.....
Why Austin? Why not Texas. Houston and Dallas are part of Texas, Austin is part of Utopia for leftist Idiots.