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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

AccudyneWindsor LocksDallas
Active NetworkSan DiegoDallas
American Midstream PartnersDenverHouston
Anthem VaultLas VegasAustin
Aquilon Energy ServicesChicagoHouston
Aravive Biologics Inc (rebranded from Ruga Corp)San FranciscoHouston
Army Futures Command*NewAustin
Basis TechnologiesVancouverAddison
BioSig TechnologiesLos AngelesAustin
Boeing Global Services*NewPlano
Calcomp IncSante Fe SpringsFort Worth
Channell Commercial Corp.TemeculaTemecula
Chemi NutraWhite Bear LakeAustin
CipherlocLas VegasBuda
CinepolisLos AngelesAddison
Comparex USARaleighDallas
CST BrandsAllentownSan Antonio
Curtana PharmaceuticalsSan DiegoAustin
CVE Technology GroupRiverdaleAllen
CytoBioScience (formerly Cytocentrics)GermanySan Antonio
Digital TurbineLos AngelesAustin
Direct EnergyTorontoHouston
DoubleALos AngelesAustin
East West FurnitureBostonHouston
Emerald TransformerDeFuniak SpringsMcKinney
Engineered FiltrationManchesterSan Marcos
Epicor Software Corp.DublinAustin
FalconStor SoftwareNew YorkAustin
Farmer Bros. CoffeeTorranceNorthlake
Fashion FormsVenturaAustin
Firefly Space SystemsHawthorneCedar Park
Forcepoint (formerly Websense)San DiegoAustin
Freebirds World BurritoEmeryvilleAustin
Grunt StyleChicagoSan Antonio
Healthcare Growth PartnersChicagoHouston
Hisun MotorsChinaMcKinney
HyliionPittsburghCedar Park
Imagine CommunicationsNew YorkFrisco
InsidersReferral.comSanta ClaraAustin
ITW Global Brands*NewHouston
Jacobs EngineeringPasadenaDallas
Jamba JuiceSan FranciscoFrisco
Kaco New Energy*NewSan Antonio
Kubota Tractor CorporationTorranceGrapevine
La Moderna*NewCleburne
LifelastVancouver (WA)Pflugerville
LiveOpsRedwood CityCedar Park
Lonza Houston*NewHouston
Lu lu’s DessertsAnaheimSan Antonio
Monkey SportsCoronaAllen
Monolith SemiconductorIthacaRound Rock
Neovia Logistics ServicesDowners GroveLas Colinas
Mitsubishi Heavy IndustriesNew YorkHouston
NGC Transmission*NewFort Worth
NTT Data*NewPlano
Occidental PetroleumLos AngelesHouston
Oculus HealthPortsmouthIrving
OKI Data AmericasMount LaurelIrving
OmnitracsSan DiegoDallas
OpTic GamingChicagoDallas
Ottobock HealthcareMinneapolisAustin
OutdoorsySan FranciscoAustin
Pei WeiScottsdaleIrving
PGAPalm Beach GardensFrisco
PowerSecure LightingStamfordFrisco
Pyrrho Capital Management Group (Acquired)New YorkDallas
Quantum Materials Corp.KingstonSan Marcos
R2 SonicSanta BarbaraAustin
Radiation Detection Co.GilroyGeorgetown
Rank & StyleNew YorkAustin
Resignation MediaLos AngelesAustin
Rev-IgnitionOntarioSan Antonio
Ricebran TechnologieScottsdaleThe Woodlands
Rochester RattlersRochesterFrisco
SafeGuard World InternationalCheshireAustin
Saudi Basic Industries CorpPittsfieldHouston
Signature Systems GroupNew YorkFlower Mound
Smoothie KingMetairieDallas
SoftServeFort MyersAustin
SoLiD AmericasSunnyvalePlano
Speachme IncFranceAustin
Speed Commerce (fka Navarre)New HopeRichardson
Steward HealthcareBostonDallas
ThermasolSimi ValleyRound Rock
Tomkins TomcarAndrewsDripping Springs
Trend MicroCupertinoIrving
United Scientific GroupUS HQPlano
Viridis LearningNew YorkAustin
Veridia DiagonosticsCARound Rock
ViZn Energy SystemsColumbia FallsAustin
VolexSanta ClaraAustin
Voltabox of TexasGermanyCedar Park
Waste ConnectionsSacramentoWoodlands