ExxonMobil, which has a large downtown Houston presence (right near the Houston Press; we heartily recommend the cafeteria), but rumors that it will be building and moving into a large campus on the city's north side are apparently untrue.
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson was asked about rumors the company planned to move from Irving at a shareholders meeting today, and he knocked them down.
To be exact, he said the company "does not have any plans to move the corporate office from Irving."
Because hey, Irving, Texas: What's not to like? (It's actually in the Las Colinas development, widely considered the classiest part of Irving.)
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram says there had been rumors of big Houston plans:
There have been rumors in recent months that Exxon Mobil might establish a new corporate campus on the north side of Houston that would become the base for its extensive operations in the Houston area, and that the company's corporate headquarters in the Las Colinas development in Irving also might be moved there.
But at least that means we still have the cafeteria!!
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