Exxon Mobil Campus Means Thousands of Local Jobs

A new north Houston Exxon Mobil campus will likely be a huge local economic driver, with thousands of jobs created as construction begins. Andrew Schneider reports.

Ground has already been broken on the 385-acre campus west of I-45 and just south of The Woodlands. Exxon Mobil bought the land a few years ago and will now consolidate Houston-area jobs in one location. This is Exxon Mobil's Alan Jeffers. 

"Our initial design is to accommodate approximately 8,000 employees but we're building in some flexibility to expand in the future if that becomes necessary or appropriate."

computer-generated image of ExxonMobil's new office campus
Computer-generated image illustrates several office buildings that will be part of ExxonMobil's new office campus. The complex will be located in north Houston on a 385-acre wooded site near the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road. (Photo: Business Wire)

Jeffers says the campus will have a university-like feel, including a number of low-rise buildings, a laboratory and a conference and training center. He says the new location will have a lasting impact on the local economy.

"We had an independent economic impact study that estimated the campus would create 36,000 person-years of employment during the construction and 44,000 permanent jobs after the construction, so it's a real good news story from an economic impact basis in Houston."

Houston-area Exxon Mobil employees will have a few more years before the move to north Houston.

"We're hoping to start moving employees in phases as the buildings are completed early  in 2014 and have full occupancy for the Houston-based employees by 2015."

Several local developers in the Spring area have already announced plans for nearby housing and retail projects, including Springwoods Village just south of the Exxon Mobil campus.  

 




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