The company announced its move Tuesday. Houston is currently Hewlett-Packard Enterprises’ largest US employment hub, and the company is constructing a new campus in the city. HPE will also consolidate a number of its Bay Area sites to its San Jose campus. The move won’t result in any layoffs.
Dell’s headquarters is in Round Rock, Texas, near Austin, and many other tech companies are considering moving to Texas for tax reasons. In fact, a patch of Austin has been nicknamed “Silicon Hills” because of its cluster of tech companies in the metro Austin area.
HP’s success in Palo Alto kickstarted the Northern California region’s tech scene, eventually landing it the moniker “Silicon Valley.” In HP’s first year, Hewlett and Packard invented their first product: the HP Model 200A, an audio oscillator used to test sound equipment.