- Top Clusters
Plano also has a stout roster of regional offices for large employers, including Intuit, Bank of America, Ericsson, and many more.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area is the banking center of the Southwest. Large banks and other financial institutions headquartered on both coasts are increasingly moving operations to Plano for its affordability, attractiveness, and active economy.
Technology titans Texas Instruments and Rockwell Collins have a storied history of spinning off numerous companies as well as attracting a host of suppliers and technical talent in Plano.
Adjacent to the famed Telecom Corridor, Plano enjoys its share of telecom companies.
In a landmark relocation for the community, Ross Perot moved EDS (Electronic Data Systems) to Plano. Later, Mr. Perot formed Perot Systems and again selected Plano as the headquarters location of his new corporation. Both companies laid the groundwork for other software and information technology companies to relocate and grow in Plano.
Companies engaged in medical device, neuro stimulation, clinical IT, blood test products, implantable batteries, imaging software and medical instruments are thriving in Plano.
Many consider Dallas as the birth place of the video game industry with id Software, the creator of the Doom and Quake franchises.
The explosive growth of the neighboring Barnet Shale oil and gas formation has resulted in an emerging cluster of energy firms.
Plano's Service Companies are made up of sales and marketing, human resources, engineering, document solutions and real estate. These form the bulk of the Professional and Business Service industry cluster in Plano.
Global players and foreign-owned subsidiaries seek a work force that mirrors the diverse markets they serve. These Plano companies recruit highly-educated residents with diverse backgrounds from all over the world.
Plano's manufacturing businesses are concentrated in telecommunications, electronics, medical device, equipment, and food processing industries. Plano's welcoming business climate for manufacturing is especially attractive due to its skilled workforce, competitive wages and low union presence provide companies with a business friendly climate.