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).