OKIN Business Process Services announced Monday plans to establish a U.S. headquarters in San Antonio with more than 1,400 jobs.
“After a two-year site selection journey, we are delighted to announce that our U.S. headquarters will be located in San Antonio, Texas.,” Dan Smith, President, and CEO, OKIN BPS, said in a news release.
The project is pending the approval of local and state incentives including a $6.6 million grant from the Texas Enterprise Fund.
The City of San Antonio is considering an incentive package for OKIN and will bring it to City Council for a vote in November. Bexar County Commissioners Court is also considering an incentive package.
“OKIN BPS choosing San Antonio as its U.S. headquarters is a testament to our city’s globally competitive future,” San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said in a news release. “We are building the right infrastructure, business-friendly environment, and workforce that is attracting investment from the world’s most sought-after companies.”
OKIN, based in Prague, Czech Republic, provides business process services in the field of Information Technology and telecommunications. The U.S. jobs will support its business networks and include technical support and customer support in several languages.
OKIN BPS plans to invest nearly $23 million in its new U.S. headquarters which will be based at Brooks, a former Air Force Base on San Antonio’s South Side, turned into a business park. Brooks plans to convert two historic buildings into the initial headquarters for OKIN.
“By opening its U.S. headquarters right here in San Antonio, OKIN BPS is undertaking its largest ever expansion effort and building its first office outside of Europe,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a news release.