Uber to Open Hub in Deep Ellum

Alan Scaia
October 31, 2019 - 1:26 pm
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DALLAS (KRLD) - Uber will hold a grand opening Friday morning for its office complex in Deep Ellum. The regional hub will be the company's largest outside its headquarters in California.

Uber says the hub will eventually employ 3,000 people. They will work in finance, human resources and sales.

"Dallas is a vibrant, diverse, welcoming, and innovative city, and I’m certain Uber and its employees will flourish here,” Mayor Eric Johnson said when the company announced its plan in August.

Johnson will attend the grand opening along with Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi​ and Governor Greg Abbott.

“This investment will bolster Texas’ continued economic success and reputation as the best state for business. Our unrivaled workforce and business-friendly environment makes Texas the perfect home for innovative companies like Uber," Abbott said in a statement.

The Texas Enterprise Fund is giving Uber a $24 million grant for the project. The City of Dallas and Dallas County approved another $12 million in incentives. Abbott's office says the company is making a $75 million investment in North Texas by opening the hub.

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