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Tips for Relocating to Another State for Employment

When moving out of state for a new job, there are many different tasks that must be accomplished. On top of worrying about starting your new position, the stress of finding a new place to live in an unfamiliar city can seem overwhelming. However, there is no need to worry as we’ve compiled a list of expert tips for moving when relocating for employment. Feel prepared as you take this profound next step in your career and life.   Get Organized for Your Move A good way to make sure you accomplish everything that must be done before moving day is to create a relocating checklist of all necessary tasks. You will need to know important information about the new city you will be calling home in order to make informed decisions. It’s a good idea to do some research about the city you’re moving too, especially if you don’t have ...
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Proposed Pipeline Projects in Texas

Earlier this year, Exxon Mobil announced their plans to expand its oil pipeline network from West Texas to the Houston area. Exxon is partnering with a Houston-based company, Plains All American Pipeline, to construct the multibillion-dollar Plains Basin pipeline stretching from west of Midland, TX to the Houston and Beaumont regions. West Texas is known for its oil-rich land deposits and the area is commonly referred to as the Permian Basin. Oil production has reached record highs in the Permian region. Oil output in the area has doubled since 2015 and production levels have now reached 3.4 million barrels per day. This is reaching the pipeline’s current capacity of 3.5 million barrels per day. The increased supply is now creating bottlenecks due to the lack of pipelines in the area. Most major crude pipeline projects are directed to the Corpus Christi area which is increasingly becoming a hub for petroleum ...
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Energy Industry Expands in Baytown, Texas

The energy industry will be experiencing tremendous growth in Baytown, Texas in the coming years. All of this comes on the heels of state, county, and city initiatives to provide tax incentives to spur growth for industrial projects in the area. Companies such as Exxon Mobil, Covestro A.G., and JSW Steel (USA) Inc. have plans to expand operations in the coastal Texas city in the next few years. Exxon Mobil Exxon Mobil recently constructed two new facilities at its Mont Belvieu plastics plant 20 minutes north of Baytown. In addition, Exxon Mobil is in the process of a $1.9 billion expansion of its Baytown petrochemical complex. The expansion is expected to employ 10,000 construction workers and create at least 25 permanent jobs at a salary of $62,971. The average annual wage in the Texas chemical industry is about $100,000 according to Steve Pryor, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company. Covestro A.G. German ...
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Best Neighborhoods for Business Travelers in San Antonio

The Alamo may be the first thing you remember when you think of San Antonio, but that’s not all that defines this Texas city. In addition to its rich history, San Antonio is also known for its thriving economy. Businesses in the tech, medical, and energy industries are spurring growth and making San Antonio an increasingly popular spot for business travelers. If your employer is asking you to temporarily relocate to San Antonio, check out our recommendations for the best neighborhoods for business travelers. Central Business District As you might guess from the name, San Antonio’s Central Business District is part of the city’s urban core. In addition to being a major commercial area, it’s also close to many museums, restaurants, theaters, and popular tourist attractions like the Alamo and the Riverwalk. If you want to stay in a bustling area and soak up some San Antonio culture while you’re ...
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Best Houston Suburbs for Businesses

If you ask someone in Houston to name some of the city’s major business districts, they’ll likely point you towards some of the rapidly growing suburbs. Thanks to business incentives and a strong economic climate, several of Houston’s suburbs have grown into major centers for health care, manufacturing, aerospace, and petrochemical companies. Read about six of these up-and-coming suburbs below. The Woodlands North of Houston lies one of the largest master-planned communities in the country. The Woodlands is well-known for its picturesque tree-lined residential streets, but it’s also a growing commercial area. ExxonMobil recently moved their corporate headquarters here, and other major employers include Anadarko Petroleum, Aon Hewitt, and The Woodlands branch of the Memorial Hermann Hospital. Bay Area The Galveston Bay Area is perhaps best known for being the home of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The region is also an important petrochemical hub; the Bayport Industrial District is the ...
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Tech Companies That Call Austin Home

Austin is often referred to as “the next Silicon Valley”, and based on the number of innovative startups and major tech corporations with offices in the Texas capital, it’s easy to see why. As of 2015, there were more than 4,700 tech companies in the greater Austin area. Below are some of the major players with a presence in Austin. Dell Founded in 1984, Dell is one of the oldest of the Austin-based tech companies and continues to be a leading personal computer manufacturer. Originally located in Austin proper, Dell moved its headquarters about 30 miles north to the city of Round Rock in 1996. Facebook Although the social media giant is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Facebook has a significant presence in Austin with a corporate office downtown. This office was the first place their sales and online operations team expanded outside of California. Oracle Oracle is another California-based ...
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