Barclays Bank has selected McKinney, Texas, as the new US site for one of the company’s innovative technology centres.
The Barclays Technology Centre will support the London-based bank’s global operations, providing technology support to the business to match the bank’s growing industry requirements. Barclays will occupy 40,000 square feet of office space at the the McKinney Corporate Centre 1 building at Craig Ranch, located at 6800 Weiskopf Avenue in McKinney.
Barclays began discussions with the McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) in December, when it expressed interest in the Corporate Center I building. Barclays plans to move into the building in autumn 2014.
“McKinney offers corporate clients a special place to live and work,” said McKinney Community Development Corporation Board Chairman George Fuller. “The city offers a unique lifestyle to corporations and residents. It sits in the centre of an outstanding high-tech labour pool that is attracted to the city’s exceptional quality of life, family-oriented lifestyle, high quality schools and some of the region’s most reasonable, high-quality housing.”
McKinney has also been recognized by Realtor.com as the second most-searched-for places to live in the US. The city has also been ranked #2 on by Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live in America” list.
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