Cellphone pioneer Motorola announced Wednesday that it’s opening a Fort Worth manufacturing facility that will create 2,000 jobs and produce its new flagship device, Moto X, the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S. The company has already begun hiring for the AllianceTexas plant. The site was once used by fellow phone manufacturer Nokia, meaning it was designed to produce mobile devices, said Will Moss, a spokesman for Motorola Mobility, which is owned by Google.
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Forbes Magazine Ranks Midland #1, Odessa #2 and San Angelo #5 among Small Cities for Jobs and Economic Growth
|Forbes ranked all 398 current metropolitan statistical areas based on employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from November 2001 through January 2013. The Rankings are based on recent growth trends, mid-term growth, long-term growth and the region’s momentum. Within the small cities category Texas finished with numbers one, two and five.|
Congratulations to Lacy Lakeview and the McLennan County area.
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), is locating a 68,312-square-foot Customer Support Center at 1205 N. Loop 340 in Lacy Lakeview (former Blue Cross Blue Shield building). Employment, at the Lacy Lakeview location, is expected to reach more than 440 employees. General Dynamics will staff the new call center with customer service representatives this summer.
The center, to be operated by subsidiary Vangent, will support General Dynamics’ contracts with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), including the 1-800-MEDICARE program, by providing responses to inquiries from CMS customers, beneficiaries and new Federally Facilitated Exchange consumers.