HUTTO (KXAN) — Just 30 minutes northeast of Austin, Hutto, one of the fastest growing cities in Texas, is welcoming a tech company that’s doubling the size of its workforce over the next five years.
The City of Hutto and Titan Development announced BryComm, LLC will build a 30,000 square feet building at Innovation Business Park.
“The company intends to acquire 6.53 acres at Titan’s Innovation Business Park and hopes to break ground in January 2019,” officials wrote in a news release.
Innovation Business Park is a 72-acre site that’s under construction right now.
BryComm hopes to break ground soon and open the new headquarters toward the end of 2019.
CEO Cory Brymer told KXAN News the company’s been at its current north Austin location off of Interstate 35 since 2013.
Back then, he said, “We came and looked at this space. It was way too big for us at the time.”
However, the company grew from just a couple dozen employees to more than 100. “The trailer behind us, it has been here for over 2.5 years because we outgrew the office space,” Brymer explained.
By moving to Hutto, BryComm will be going from 10,000 sq. ft. of space to 30,000 sq. ft.
The technology infrastructure company also has plans to nearly double its workforce from 110 employees to 200 over five years.
Brymer said, in Austin, there’s a lot of competition to hire high-skilled workers.
“The hardest part for us is, we can win the work, we gotta find people that can get the work done,” he said.
He believes once the new headquarters open, he’ll be able to recruit those living in Hutto right now.
“I think honestly the fact that we’re moving to SH 130, having a way to commute to the office that’s not going to be sitting on I-35 parking lot every day, we’ll have some benefits there,” Brymer said.
Hutto’s Mayor told KXAN other companies that moved to Hutto have seen those benefits.
Talking about a different company as an example, Mayor Doug Gaul said, “For one position, they had close to 100 applications.”
“We have a lot of residents that live here that want to be able to be home in the evenings, get home sooner,” the mayor explained. “They want a place to be able to work here, so they can home in time for supper, see their kids’ sports.”
Gaul said the city’s goal is to be a live, work and play community.
“[We’re] really working hard to have the homes, have the businesses and also have the restaurants and parks,” he said.
KXAN’s Yoojin Cho is speaking with BryComm’s CEO about how they plan on recruiting top tech talents and will have the details on KXAN News at 6 p.m.