500 Jobs Coming to Fort Worth

Electronics maker Q-Edge to locate at Alliance

Fort Worth city council members unanimously approved tax breaks Tuesday night for an electronics assembly plant that promised to bring 500 jobs to the Alliance area.

Q-Edge plans to locate an electonics assembly and distribution center in the 445,000-square-foot building that was formerly occupied by cell-phone manufacturer Nokia.

The facility is located at at US Highway 377 and State Highway 170.

If approved, Fort Worth would provide maximum tax breaks worth a maximum of $158,000.

In return, Q-Edge would commit to hire 350 full-time employees by the end of the first full year of operations and 500 full-time jobs by the end of the third year. Also, at least half the employees would have to live in Fort Worth.

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