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By Todd Short, COO – YTEXAS
May 23, 2018

The 5th annual YTEXAS Relo Awards Gala is set for Friday, Sept 28th at the Ritz Carlton-Dallas.  Tickets and corporate tables will be available for purchase on Tuesday, May 29th at

Today, YTEXAS announced that over 100 companies were nominated to be named to the “2018 YTEXAS Featured 50,” the prestigious list recognizing and ranking 50 Texas corporate headquarters relocations that have made significant impact to the community, commerce and culture in the state.

The featured 50 is inclusive of companies who have made a headquarters relocation into Texas over the previous 5 years.  The companies named to the 2018 YTEXAS Featured 50 will be announced on September 1, 2018.  The ranking of the Featured 50 will be revealed at the 2018 YTEXAS RēLO AWARDS Gala.

In addition, YTEXAS will bestow individual corporate awards for Innovation, All-In for Texas, and Gamechanger.

The black-tie event is attended by chief executives and guests from the Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio regions.  Prior year attendees included prominent Texas executives such as Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota, Harry LaRosiliere, Mayor of Plano, Ralph Hawkins, Chairman Emeritus of HKS, Joel Allison (former CEO of Baylor Scott & White), Robbie Briggs, CEO of Briggs Freeman Sothebys, David Pace, CEO of Jamba Juice, Masato Yoshikawa, CEO of Kubota, Hugh Forrest, Director of SXSW Interactive and Nancy Richardson, CEO of SAS Shoes.

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2018 YTEXAS Featured 50 Nominees

Company From To
Accudyne Windsor Locks Dallas
Active Network San Diego Dallas
American Midstream Partners Denver Houston
Ameriflight Burbank Dallas
Anthem Vault Las Vegas Austin
Aquilon Energy Services Chicago Houston
Aravive Biologics Inc (rebranded from Ruga Corp) San Francisco Houston
Army Futures Command *New Austin
Basis Technologies Vancouver Addison
BioSig Technologies Los Angeles Austin
Blucora Bellevue Irving
Boeing Global Services *New Plano
Calcomp Inc Sante Fe Springs Fort Worth
Channell Commercial Corp. Temecula Temecula
Chemi Nutra White Bear Lake Austin
Cipherloc Las Vegas Buda
Cinepolis Los Angeles Addison
Comparex USA Raleigh Dallas
CST Brands Allentown San Antonio
Curtana Pharmaceuticals San Diego Austin
CVE Technology Group Riverdale Allen
CytoBioScience (formerly Cytocentrics) Germany San Antonio
Digital Turbine Los Angeles Austin
Direct Energy Toronto Houston
DoubleA Los Angeles Austin
East West Furniture Boston Houston
Emerald Transformer DeFuniak Springs McKinney
Engineered Filtration Manchester San Marcos
Epicor Software Corp. Dublin Austin
FalconStor Software New York Austin
Farmer Bros. Coffee Torrance Northlake
Fashion Forms Ventura Austin
Firefly Space Systems Hawthorne Cedar Park
Forcepoint (formerly Websense) San Diego Austin
Freebirds World Burrito Emeryville Austin
GridLiance Chicago Irving
Grunt Style Chicago San Antonio
Healthcare Growth Partners Chicago Houston
Hilti Tulsa Plano
Hisun Motors China McKinney
Hyliion Pittsburgh Cedar Park
Imagine Communications New York Frisco Santa Clara Austin
ITW Global Brands *New Houston
Jacobs Engineering Pasadena Dallas
Jamba Juice San Francisco Frisco
JetSuite Irvine Dallas
Kaco New Energy *New San Antonio
KeenCorp *New Houston
Kubota Tractor Corporation Torrance Grapevine
La Moderna *New Cleburne
Lifelast Vancouver (WA) Pflugerville
LiveOps Redwood City Cedar Park
Lonza Houston *New Houston
Lu lu’s Desserts Anaheim San Antonio
MedeAnalytics Emeryville Richardson
Monkey Sports Corona Allen
Monolith Semiconductor Ithaca Round Rock
Neovia Logistics Services Downers Grove Las Colinas
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries New York Houston
NGC Transmission *New Fort Worth
NTT Data *New Plano
Occidental Petroleum Los Angeles Houston
Oculus Health Portsmouth Irving
OKI Data Americas Mount Laurel Irving
Omnitracs San Diego Dallas
OpTic Gaming Chicago Dallas
Ottobock Healthcare Minneapolis Austin
Outdoorsy San Francisco Austin
Pei Wei Scottsdale Irving
PGA Palm Beach Gardens Frisco
PowerbyProxi Auckland Austin
PowerSecure Lighting Stamford Frisco Auckland Austin
Pyrrho Capital Management Group (Acquired) New York Dallas
Quantum Materials Corp. Kingston San Marcos
R2 Sonic Santa Barbara Austin
Radiation Detection Co. Gilroy Georgetown
Rank & Style New York Austin
Resignation Media Los Angeles Austin
Rev-Ignition Ontario San Antonio
Ricebran Technologie Scottsdale The Woodlands
Rochester Rattlers Rochester Frisco
SafeGuard World International Cheshire Austin
Saudi Basic Industries Corp Pittsfield Houston
Shopgate CA Austin
Signature Systems Group New York Flower Mound
Smoothie King Metairie Dallas
SoftServe Fort Myers Austin
Softtek Atlanta Addison
SoLiD Americas Sunnyvale Plano
Speachme Inc France Austin
Speed Commerce (fka Navarre) New Hope Richardson
Steward Healthcare Boston Dallas
Taleris *New Irving
TapImmune Jacksonville Houston
Thermasol Simi Valley Round Rock
Tomkins Tomcar Andrews Dripping Springs
Toyota Torrance Plano
Trend Micro Cupertino Irving
United Scientific Group US HQ Plano
Viridis Learning New York Austin
Veridia Diagonostics CA Round Rock
ViZn Energy Systems Columbia Falls Austin
Volex Santa Clara Austin
Voltabox of Texas Germany Cedar Park
Waste Connections Sacramento Woodlands

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