Another Californian company is moving to Texas.
LA-based Boingo Wireless Inc. will move its corporate headquarters to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, opening an office with nearly 250 employees at The Star in Frisco.
Boingo will invest $1.48 million in the 15,000-square-foot office, according to Governor Greg Abbott. The Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) is expected to provide a $517,400 grant to help with the move.
Boingo Wireless is known for building and managing wireless networks at stadiums and airports worldwide. Some notable locations serviced by Boingo are O’Hare and LAX airports, The Hollywood Bowl, Soldier Field in Chicago, and State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The company also works with the U.S. Department of Defense to provide wireless services at military locations.
The company was publicly traded until 2021 and was valued at $854 million when it was acquired by digital infrastructure investment company Digital Colony.
Boingo CEO Mike Finley called the decision to move the headquarters to Frisco “a strategic move” that will support the company’s “ability to attract and retain top talent,” according to The Dallas Morning News.
Boingo has around 30 employees in Texas and plans to increase its footprint in the state, hiring for several roles at its new office and across the state.
“Boingo’s new office location in Frisco will bring more good-paying jobs and brighter opportunities for hardworking Texans in our state’s growing tech industry,” Governor Abbott said.
“I look forward to an ongoing partnership with the company as they prepare to relocate the company’s headquarters to North Texas.”
Finley did not provide a date when the move would take place.
Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney called the relocation a major win for the city.
“Innovation is a strategic focus for Frisco,” he said. “Welcoming Boingo elevates our position among Smart Cities as a leader in 5G technology.”