Latest plans: Toyota doubles size of Plano headquarters campus

Toyota Motor Co. is adding more horsepower to its new office campus in Plano.

After months of speculation, plans filed with the City of Plano show that the automaker’s new North American headquarters will be about twice the size originally proposed.

A revised site plan released by the Plano planning and zoning commission shows that the headquarters complex in West Plano has grown to more than 2.1 million square feet.

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Liberty Mutual confirms it’s bringing 5,000 jobs to Plano

After months of speculation, Boston-basedLiberty Mutual confirms its is bringing up to 5,000 jobs to a new campus at Plano’s $2 billion Legacy West development by 2017.

The employees will be consolidated from other parts of the country into LibertyMutual’s new Plano campus, which was recently identified as one of six hubs for the insurance company as it seeks to better serve its domestic insurance clients.

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Ohio high tech firm expanding with operation in Frisco

An Ohio-based high-tech firm is expanding to Texas with a new operation in Frisco.

Paycor Inc. – a Cincinnati company that provides human resources and payroll software and services – has rented an office in the Hall Office Park at the Dallas North Tollway and Warren Parkway.

The new operation is an expansion for the company, which is growing from its current tech center in Cincinnati.

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Exclusive: American Airlines puts HQ search on hold; reconfigures Fort Worth home

Fort Worth-based American Airlines(Nasdaq: AAL) is readying its corporate headquarters to accommodate hundreds of new employees relocating to Dallas-Fort Worth from throughout the United States.

But the airline isn’t ready to relocate its home anytime soon, Tim Skipworth, American’s Vice President of Airport Affairs and Facilities, told the Dallas Business Journal in an exclusive interview.

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5 Cities Poised To Be The Next Silicon Valley Tech Hub

As witnessed in Silicon Valley over the last two decades, Tech industry growth impacts housing values and creates a profitable environment for real estate investment. But while Silicon Valley remains the premier Tech center in this country, California’s real estate scene is over saturated.

These Tech hubs – Austin, Dallas, Seattle, Chicago and Miami – are prime environments for real estate investment.

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Austin Beats San Francisco in Savills’ Tech City Metrics

San Francisco may have cool start-ups and some of the biggest names in the technology business, but when compared with 11 other global cities with strong tech clusters, the city that is home to Silicon Valley under-performs in key metrics like business environment, quality of life and property prices, according to a new report by property consultants

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