Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. Announces Headquarters Expansion

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. Announces Headquarters Expansion
The City of Sugar Land and the Sugar Land Development Corporation recently approved an agreement to support expansion plans by Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI) that will potentially bring more than $30 million in investments, retain 235 jobs and add 530 new jobs during a 10 year period. Given the foreseeable growth in laser components in the markets AOI serves, the company plans to expand its headquarters and build new research and development and manufacturing facilities, totaling approximately 111,600 square feet.

Sugar Land means Business. The City of Sugar Land is an award-winning community ideally located just southwest of Houston. Sugar Land has achieved its sustainable, strong local economy through an aggressive, focused economic development program that creates new wealth and jobs. As a regional employment center, with over 25 million square feet of commercial space, the City is home to high-profile corporations including Minute Maid, UnitedHealthcare, Texas Instruments, Schlumberger, Fluor Corporation, Noble Drilling Services, and Bechtel EO.


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