Palo Alto, Calif.-based business software company Bill.com has announced plans to open a second office in Houston.
The fintech company that specializes in digital business payments will take 25,000 square feet of space inside the CityWest development in West Houston. The new office will open in the spring and will eventually employ 125 workers, from software developers to customer support personnel, according to a report from the Houston Business Journal.
“We conducted an extensive national search to select our first location outside the San Francisco Bay Area. We’re growing at a high speed and it’s critical to find the right mix of talent, quality of life and business-friendliness in our next office location. We found all this and more in Houston and are delighted the city can support our next phase of growth,” said René Lacerte, CEO of Bill.com.
Bill.com worked with the Greater Houston Partnership in recent months as the company considered Houston for its new office.
“Houston has always been at the cutting edge of technology--we put a person on the moon and created the first artificial heart, and we continue to build on that legacy,” said Susan Davenport, the Greater Houston Partnership’s chief economic development officer. “We’ve been working hard over the last couple of years to develop our community as a hub for digital tech, and the Bill.com expansion here is a validation and confirmation that we’ve made great progress.”
The company plans to ramp up its operations over the next three years, with a goal of 125 employees at the end of that period. Bill.com said it will kickstart the hiring process with recruitment events coordinated with tech accelerator Station Houston and Rice University later this month.
“The City of Houston is thrilled to welcome the Bill.com team,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. “We’ve always been a global and innovative city and the Bill.com announcement is another great example of Houston’s building momentum as a leading digital tech hub. We offer a great place to live, work and grow a business, especially for startups and entrepreneurs.”
The Houston region is expected to add 71,000 new jobs this year, according to the Partnership's Houston Employment Forecast.
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