IRVING – San Francisco-based McKesson Corp. yesterday announced plans to spend $157 million on an expansion that will bring around 1,000 new jobs to the region.
The health care services and information technology company had been shopping for a new regional hub for some time. Real estate sources said in February that McKesson was working a deal to fill the former NEC buildings near SH 161 and SH 114 in Irving.
McKesson will add at least 975 new jobs. Currently, the company has 900 working in North Texas.
As part of the expansion deal, the Texas Enterprise Fund gave McKesson a grant offer of $9.75 million. This is the largest such grant awarded by Gov. Greg Abbott's administration.
McKesson will become the city's largest real estate deal in the last decade. It will have an estimated $4.7 billion total economic impact over the next decade.
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