PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) - Pflugerville's efforts to lure business paid off again after a major employer decided to bring in hundreds of new jobs.
Last October, the city announced the opening of one of the state's drivers license mega-centers. That brought in 36 new jobs and several hundred customers every day.
Now Mtech's employees and corporate offices are on their way to Pflugerville.
"Mtech on day one will become our largest employer," said Floyd Akers with the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation, "They currently have in excess of 200 employees, their average salary is $46,000, they' re very socially conscience."
Akers says they've been aggressive about brining in new businesses, doling out more than $350,000 in incentives to secure Mtech's move. They say every time a new business moves in, it grows the city's tax base.
"That's great for our tax base because as these people come in, they go to lunch, it creates daytime population," Akers said. "They eat at our Pflugerville restaurants, they shop at Pflugerville stores during their lunch breaks, and they spend those tax dollars locally here in Pflugerville."
Location was a big reason Mtech decided to move north eight miles and into Pflugerville's city limits. They said access to all major Central Texas points and the toll road wrapped around the city was a big factor for their decision.
"We have 100 trucks on the road moving daily," said Chip Chambliss of Mtech. "So trying to keep us centralized to the Central Austin area was really a key component of our move."
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