Benchmark Electronics Expanding in Round Rock
Jun 19, 2014
Chamber of Commerce
Benchmark Electronics will be expanding business operations and opening a new location in Round Rock, Texas this summer. The worldwide electronics manufacturer will add new technical manufacturing jobs to the regional economy at its new location in Corridor Park
New business opportunities with several high-tech companies are driving the need for an increased local presence, and after looking at several locations in the Austin area, Round Rock's Corridor Park location was chosen for the new facility
"We are pleased to expand in Round Rock and are excited about continued growth prospects in the area," said Gayla J. Delly, President and Chief Executive Officer of Benchmark Electronics. "We have also been pleased with the support of the Round Rock Chamber as we grow in support of our customers."
While finalizing its new location in Round Rock, the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Partnership worked with the Texas Workforce Commission on a Skills Development Fund Grant for workforce training assistance. Benchmark will be partnering with the Round Rock branch of Austin Community College to prepare and administer the program
In addition, the project is being moved through the City's fast-track permitting process to ensure that it meets its short timeline to begin operations this summer
"Benchmark Electronics will be a valuable asset to the business community. We are excited to have them as one of several global companies that have chosen to locate in Round Rock. We are very happy that we were able to work with them on a state incentive such as the prestigious Skills Development Fund," said Round Rock Mayor Alan McGraw
Benchmark Electronics has grown to 11,000 employees worldwide since its founding in 1986. Overseeing the entire product life from concept to logistics, they work to manufacture complex products critical to high value systems. Their markets include industrial controls, defense and aerospace, medical, test and instrumentation, telecommunications, and high-end computing
Round Rock Chamber Chairman Bryant Smith said, "High-tech manufacturing companies like Benchmark are a great way to diversify our local economy and provide high-skill, high-wage jobs to our residents. We are glad they chose to locate in Round Rock and look forward to welcoming them to our community."
For more information on economic development efforts in Round Rock, Texas, visit www.roundrocktex.com or contact the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce | Economic Development Partnership