Boingo Wireless Inc. has officially opened its new corporate headquarters at The Star in Frisco, and CEO Mike Finley attributed the move to Texas’ “thriving tech hub.”
“Boingo is proud to be part of the growing Frisco community,” Finley said in a prepared statement. “We look forward to doing business here alongside our partners and customers.”
Boingo has long been based in Los Angeles, but, as previously reported by The Dallas Express, the company announced late last year plans to shift its corporate base of operations to Texas with a help of a grant through the Texas Enterprise Fund.
Boingo plans to retain a regional hub in Los Angeles and has existing regional hubs in Las Vegas, New York, and Chicago.
In Frisco, Boingo has opened a 15,000-square-foot office at the 91-acre campus, where it designed, built, and manages a neutral-host cellular distributed antenna system at Omni PGA Frisco Resort, according to a news release.
The headquarters move was expected to create 247 new jobs and generate an approximately $1.48 million capital investment, Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s office stated when the HQ announcement was made in December of last year.
Frisco’s The Star is the corporate headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. Anchored by the Ford Center, a 12-000-seat indoor stadium that’s shared by Frisco ISD and the City of Frisco and also houses the practice functions of the Cowboys, the campus features several retailers, such as Mi Cocina, City Works Eatery and Pour House, Miller Lite House at The Star, The Common Table and Roti Grill. Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy and Research Center is also at The Star, and Keurig Dr Pepper hosts the Texas arm of its co-headquarters at the development as well.
Boingo helps more than 1 billion people stay connected each year at stadiums, hotels, major airports, train stations, military bases, hospitals, and commercial buildings, the company claims.