OKIN BPS, a Prague-based business process and services provider, has selected San Antonio for the company’s U.S. headquarters. The expansion will create roughly 1,500 jobs and nearly $23 million in capital investment. As an incentive, OKIN BPS has received a Texas Enterprise Fund grant of $6.6 million.
Following a two-year site selection process, the company’s new corporate offices will take shape in Brooks, a 1,300-acre master-planned, mixed-use community located on the site of the former Brooks Air Force Base, at 3201 Sidney Brooks. Before establishing a permanent headquarters, OKIN BPS will restore two historical buildings that will house its preliminary operations. The urban hub is home to more than 30 businesses spanning the medical, light industrial, technology, education and retail sectors, among others.
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The land use divides the campus into three districts featuring a balance between economy, culture and ecology, and providing a combined 750 acres of space for a wide array of uses. District A comprises a mix of retail, schools, park and town center, while District B encompasses residential, office, retail space and a hospital. District C incorporates more than 300 acres available for light industrial or commercial users active in industries including technology, cybersecurity, manufacturing, biomedical and corporate services. It is currently home to DPT Laboratories and Mission Solar Energy.
“As a leader in businesses process services, IT and telecommunications, OKIN BPS is among the fastest-growing service providers combining people, training and technology. By opening its U.S. headquarters right here in San Antonio, OKIN BPS is undertaking its largest ever expansion effort and building its first office outside of Europe,” Governor Greg Abbott said in prepared remarks.
“This project represents a real bullseye for our economic development strategy,” Judge Nelson Wolff added.
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