Allen’s proximity to technology companies, access to technical workforce, and business friendly environment combine to make it an attractive location for technology companies involving both software and hardware. With about 3,000 technology companies and nearly 230,000 high-tech employees, the Dallas Fort-Worth area is one of the nation’s largest technology centers with specialties in semiconductors, computer & electronics manufacturing, information services, professional technical services, aerospace and life sciences.
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, IntelliEPI, and Billings Productions.
The service sector, which has been drawn to Allen’s attractive amenities, contains a blend of information technology, data processing, telecom, and software and programming firms. Major Allen technology companies include AT&T, Cisco, PFSweb, CVE Technologies, Experian Information Systems, and SAP Concur. NETSCOUT, a global cybersecurity company, is currently constructing a new 145,000 SF regional headquarters facility for 540 employees.