California Giant Relocates to Dallas
One of North Texas’ largest job imports this year, health-care giant McKesson, will formally open the doors to its new Irving campus Thursday with plans to bring nearly 1,000 jobs to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. San Francisco-based McKesson delivers pharmaceuticals, business services and medical supplies to hospitals, health-care systems and retail pharmacies across the country and around the world. It has more than 70,000 employees. One-third of pharmaceuticals used each day in North America are delivered by McKesson. The U.S. pharmaceutical distributor is one of the largest announced corporate moves to North Texas, along with other giants like State Farm with 8,000 workers, JP Morgan Chase with 6,000 workers and Toyota with 5,000 workers. McKesson’s new campus has capacity for about 2,400 people.
McKesson already had approximately 900 employees at several different offices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With its new corporate office in Irving, McKesson pledged to add 975 new jobs and spend $157 million in capital investments. It’s been awarded a grant of $9.75 million in economic incentives from the Texas Enterprise Fund -- one of the largest grants awarded by the state since Toyota. The city of Irving is also providing more than $2 million in incentives to McKesson. The major corporate office will become the new home of the company’s U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group, which will move from San Francisco to Irving.
- Dallas Morning News, April 5, 2017