Major companies that have settled in Texas in the last 5 years

DeLorean Motors Reimagined is the latest major company getting ready to make San Antonio its home, and its getting a few big deals to entice the automotive company to stay. But DeLorean isn’t the only big company that has moved into San Antonio or Texas for that matter.

From one of the Bay Area’s oldest tech companies to a brewing company making it’s return to the Alamo City, big companies seem to like what Texas has to offer. Most of these companies have moved from California, including a certain electric vehicle maker. You know the one.

Perhaps they’re following Californians, nearly 500,000 of them have moved to Texas since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe its the more than 14 million people available in the civilian labor force or the 49 Fortune 500 companies in Texas, according to the Texas Economic Development & Tourism Office.

Here some of the companies that have moved to San Antonio and Texas within the past decade.

San Antonio

Pabst Brewing Co.

The beer brewing company announced in October 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, that it was ready to move from California and call San Antonio home again.

It wasn’t its brewing operations that were returning, but instead the corporate headquarters that are now settled in the historic Rand Building downtown.

Nissei Grand Opening at Brooks

Nissei America, Inc.

The Japan-based plastics manufacturer moved its U.S. headquarters to Brooks on the Southside in June 2021, which was also home to its $21 million factory that opened in 2018. Nissei also left California.

Nissei President Hozumi Yoda said that San Antonio “offers easy and quick access to other areas in the U.S.”

Cuisine Solutions

Cuisine Solutions also chose Brooks in 2021 when it opened its $200 million, 315,000-square-foot plant that makes sous vide products. Cuisine Solutions was moving from Virginia.

Cuisine Solutions Chairman Stanislas Vilgrain told the San Antonio Business Journal at its grand opening that it plans to move its headquarters to San Antonio as well.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise

One of the oldest tech companies that was originally based in what was once the tech capital of the U.S., Silicon Valley, moved its headquarters to Houston in December 2020.

Hewlett Packard said in a blog post that Houston has long been its largest U.S. employment hub and a site to retain and recruit talent.


We can’t make this list without mentioning this one. Elon Musk moved himself and Tesla out of Palo Alto to Austin in December 2021.

Musk just showed off the nearly 1 million-square-foot Giga Factory in spectacular fashion earlier this month.

Gordon Ramsay


Not the star chef himself, instead Gordon Ramsay announced in December 2021 that he will move his restaurant headquarters from California to Dallas.