The Allen Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) and Experian® (LON: EXPN), a global information services company, have announced a 10-year renewal lease of Experian’s Enterprise Business Park facility in Allen, Texas. Experian, one of the first companies to locate to Allen in 1993, is the city’s largest private employer.
“This is a great win for our economic development efforts in Allen,” said Robert Winningham, Executive Director of the AEDC. “Experian has agreed to maintain a significant capital investment in our community. Equally important, this will keep jobs here in Allen that will enhance our sales tax base, and these dollars will be reinvested in economic and community development.”
The AEDC worked with Experian executives to secure a 10-year lease renewal for its 300,000 square foot complex in Allen’s Technology District. Experian has several business units based in the facility including the National Consumer Assistance Center (NCAC), as well as the Decision Analytics, Information Technology, and Public Education groups.
“Experian has been an integral part of our community for 15 years,” said Allen Mayor Steve Terrell. “With more than 600 employees, Experian has contributed countless hours in service to this community from serving on community boards, to involvement with the Chamber of Commerce, as well as with the arts and human services. We are grateful to have Experian renew its commitment in Allen.”
“This long-term agreement demonstrates Experian’s commitment and willingness to invest in the Allen community,” said Maxine Sweet, vice president of Public Education for Experian. “Millions of consumers are affected by the work that our employees do here in Allen, especially through our National Consumer Assistance Center. Experian and its employees have been an integral part of the community during the last 15 years and we are pleased to call Allen home for the next 10 years.”
Experian is a global leader in providing information, analytical and marketing services to organizations and consumers to help manage the risk and reward of commercial and financial decisions.
Combining its unique information tools and deep understanding of individuals, markets and economies, Experian partners with organizations around the world to establish and strengthen customer relationships and provide their businesses with competitive advantage.
For consumers, Experian delivers critical information that enables them to make financial and purchasing decisions with greater control and confidence. Clients include organizations from financial services, retail and catalog, telecommunications, utilities, media, insurance, automotive, leisure, e-commerce, manufacturing, property and government sectors.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Experian has corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and has operational headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif., and Nottingham, UK. The Group employs approximately 15,500 people in 38 countries worldwide, supporting clients in more than 65 countries around the world. Continuing sales for the year ended March 31, 2008, were in excess of $4 billion.
For more information, visit www.experianplc.com.