More and more companies are moving to Texas and Frisco lands the huge cybersecurity company, McAfee, according to a Connectcre article. In it they say,
“McAfee, a leader in online protection, is moving its new regional headquarters from San Jose, California to Frisco, Texas. McAfee will occupy facilities located at The Star in Frisco starting mid-2023. The site is also the corporate offices and practice facilities for the Dallas Cowboys.
McAfee has 1,800 employees. The company has not said how many are moving to Frisco. ExteNet recently left the same area to relocate its headquarters in Frisco.”
This development was warmly welcomed and appreciated by Mayor Jeff Cheney and the move was well-thought out as their Vice President expressed the company’s desire to grow with the cultural diversity of Frisco according to a Local Profile article. They report,
“What a win for Frisco,” said Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney. “As an innovation-focused Smart City, we know how important online protection is. We are proud to have a global leader like McAfee regionally headquartered in Frisco.”
As to why the Collin County city was selected, Benni Bueckert, McAfee’s VP of workplace and engagement, highlighted the cultural diversity of the up-and-coming tech hub destination.
“Our decision to choose Frisco for our regional HQ was also based on the diverse cultural destination the city has become, and the many opportunities our team members will have to be immersed in the community and to give back to the many non-profit organizations here.”
“At McAfee, our commitment to protecting all that matters extends beyond the digital world. We believe we all have a responsibility to help shape our local communities and to make a difference,” Bueckert said. “With a shared vision and passion for supporting our local community, we see endless possibilities with this partnership.”
Currently, McAfee is aiming to provide and further develop their Online Safety Program for Kids in order to help strengthen the security of every one when it comes to the internet.