In a vote of 8 to 1, the Irving City Council has approved an incentive package that seals 7-Eleven’s North American headquarters relocation from downtown Dallas to Irving.

The mayor of Irving, Beth Van Duyne, calls the upcoming relocation of 2013’s 37th largest retailer in the United States and the sixth largest subsidiary in Texas a significant addition.

“I am proud to have a brand as prestigious as 7-Eleven choose Irving as its North American home. The people we have worked with at 7-Eleven have been fantastic and we welcome its staff and families,” said Van Duyne.

Van Duyne notes it’s another testament to the corporate draw of her city.

“Irving is a highly sought-after market. We’re exquisitely located right in the center of North Texas, providing corporations access to numerous transportation options as well as the entire Metroplex from which to draw highly qualified talent,” said Van Duyne. “I applaud city staff and the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce for their diligent work on this project.”

The City of Irving will benefit from the move as well. The relocation is slated to bring in upwards of 1,250 employees, $10 million in tax revenue for the city and $15 million in annual taxable sales.

“This is a great economic development win for the City of Irving and its residents,” said Chris Wallace, Irving Chamber President/CEO. “Irving’s thriving business community and its central location in the heart of North Texas continues to make it a great destination for businesses and their employees.”

The City of Irving and the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce have been working with 7-Eleven and developer, Billingsley Company, to build a custom 300,000 square-foot corporate office campus at the northwest corner of Ranch Tail and Interstate Highway 635 in Irving. The project is scheduled to be completed in late 2016.

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