Oracle Building A Cutting-Edge Campus In Austin, Texas

It is never late to attract good talent and Oracle is doing the same. In cloud market, Oracle is competing with Google, Microsoft, Salesforce and other big boys to keep up with the pace. Oracle just unveiled its plans to build a next-generation technology campus in Austin, Texas. The company will also provide affordable housing for employees.

From the news:

“Austin was a natural choice for Oracle to invest and grow,” said Scott Armour, Senior Vice President, Oracle Direct. “We already have a high-performing employee base in the region, and the surrounding technology community is teeming with creative and innovative thinkers. Our state-of-the-art campus will be designed to inspire, support and attract top talent – with a special focus on the needs of millennials.”

“What Oracle is doing in Austin reinforces what I’m talking about when I say that great cities do big things, especially in the technology sector,” said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. “With this significant investment, Oracle demonstrates that it believes in Austin and its future, and it’s serious about creating fantastic job opportunities in our community. I look forward to working with major employers like Oracle to tackle our biggest challenges, including Mobility and Affordability.”

“We’re positioning the State of Texas to become a home for innovation and technology,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. “Thanks to our skilled workforce, combined with our low-tax and low-regulation environment, one of the largest tech companies in the world has chosen to expand in Austin. As Governor, I will continue to pursue policies that invite the expansion and relocation of tech companies to Texas.”

Oracle plans to collaborate with local firms to design and build the campus in a phased approach which will include consolidation of our facilities from Oregon. During phase one, the 560,000-square-foot complex and parking development will be constructed on the waterfront of Austin’s Lady Bird Lake. An adjacent 295-unit apartment building will be purchased for employee housing options and to support a work-life balance. This is an exciting time for computing professionals.