Key Industries & Employers

KEY INDUSTRIES & EMPLOYERS

Allen’s corporate landscape is a well-designed blend of diverse industries.

With a highly-skilled workforce and a friendly business climate, Allen is ideally positioned to welcome businesses in the financial services, professional services, and information technology industries.

Key Industries

Financial Services

The Dallas-Fort Worth region is one of the nation’s major financial centers.  Over 200,000 employees work in the financial services sector, many of whom live in the northern suburbs of Dallas.

Allen has a cluster of financial services firms including Experian, Jack Henry & Associates, Forte Payment Systems, and Northwestern Mutual. Jack Henry & Associates is an S&P 400 company that develops, markets, and supports integrated data processing systems for in-house automation of standard banking and accounting practices.

Professional Services

Home to a major office of industry leader Experian, Allen has emerged as a strong locational opportunity for business and professional services companies. The Ireland-based company operates its South regional office in Allen, from which it provides credit services, marketing services, decision analytics and consumer services. With its abundant office space, pro-business environment, and talented workforce, continued opportunities for business services companies are available in Allen.

Telecommunications

Dallas-Fort Worth is a major center for the telecommunications industry.  The Telecom Corridor is 10 minutes to the south along US 75 in Richardson/Plano. Companies in the sector located in Allen include Frontier Communications, Xtera Communications, and CVE Technology.  Frontier employs more than 750 people in the community and the telecommunications company hosts one of its contact centers in Allen.

Technology

Allen’s proximity to technology companies, access to technical workforce, accessibility and business friendly environment combine to make it an attractive location for technology companies. The Dallas Fort-Worth area is also one of the nation’s largest technology centers with specialties in semiconductors, computer & electronics manufacturing, information services, professional technical services, aerospace and life sciences. The region is home to about 3,000 technology companies and nearly 230,000 high-tech employees.

Allen’s manufacturing sector consists of semiconductor, electronics, and medical devices and includes companies such as KONE, Finisar, WatchGuard Video, Quest Medical, Amphenol Fiber Systems Intl., Photronics, Okmetic and Billings Productions.

The service sector consists of data processing, telecom, and software.  Major Allen technology companies include AT&T, Cisco, PFSweb, CVE Technologies, Experian Information Systems, and Concur Technology (SAP).

Leading Employers in Allen

CompanyIndustryEmployees
The Village at Allen and The Village at FairviewRetail development2,160
Allen Independent School DistrictLocal school district2,391
CVE Technology Group, Inc.Mobile phone repair and refurbishment1,200
Allen Premium OutletsRetail development1,000
Watters Creek at Montgomery FarmRetail development1,000
Experian Information SolutionsData and call center for credit bureau865
Frontier CommunicationsTelecommunications company850
City of AllenCity government 841
Texas Health Presbyterian HospitalLocal Hospital700
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.IT provider for financial services640
PFSWebOnline marketing and sales solutions450
Andrew’s DistributingBeverage distributor400
KONE, Inc.Elevator and escalator firm320
Watchguard VideoSurveillance and police in-car camera manufacturing215
MonkeySports, Inc.Online retailer of sports equipment200
Homeland HealthcareHealth insurance185
Finisar – Advanced Optical ComponentsFiber optics component manfuacturing175
Quest MedicalMedical device manufacturer155
Amphenol Fiber Systems InternationalFiber optics component manufacturing for military, energy, and broadcast applications150
PhotronicsSemiconductor manufacturing110
Concur (SAP)Business software developer95