State Kicks in $7.5 Million to Assist NTT Data in Move Across Plano

Texas is kicking in $7.5 million from its deal-closing fund to assist NTT Data Services' move into Plano's $3 billion Legacy West development.Gov. Greg Abbott announced the award from the state's Enterprise Fund Wednesday. It's the largest incentive handed out since McKesson Corp. received $9.75 million in March 2016 to locate a pharmaceutical distribution center in Irving.NTT Data Services is a division of Japan-based NTT Data Corp., a global giant in information technology services with more than 110,000 employees in 50 countries.In January, NTT Data announced it would move its North American headquarters to Legacy West, not long after spending $3 billion to buy the former Perot Systems data services operations in Plano from Dell Inc. The company already had a large office at the southeast corner of Dallas North Tollway and State Highway 121 before the Dell purchase.NTT Data said it planned to consolidate workers and lease five floors in the new One Legacy West tower on Legacy Drive at State Highway 121 in Plano. Earlier this week, it addded another floor in the 14-story office building. The company joins a growing roster of major employers at Legacy West. Toyota has been moving 4,000 workers into its new North American headquarters and work is underway on office towers for Liberty Mutual Insurance and JPMorgan Chase."This cutting-edge company, combined with Texas' business-friendly environment and high-skilled workforce, will undoubtedly make for a long and productive partnership," Abbott said in a statement.NTT Data will invest $28 million in the new office space, according to the state.  Continue reading...

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