PEDC’s recruitment endeavors over a four-year period led to the 2012 decision by Kelsey- Seybold, a large multi-specialty clinic system in greater Houston, to move its administrative headquarters to Pearland. More than 800 employees now work at the administrative headquarters in Pearland and the company has invested more than $36 million in the community.
Recruitment efforts by PEDC included assistance with site selection, infrastructure assistance and an incentive package. In addition, the company was attracted to the convenience of nearby freeway access to both State Highway 288 and the Sam Houston Tollway. Pearland’s Shadow Creek Ranch stood out as a particularly appealing site for the 170,000-square-foot administrative building because of its great amenities, retail shopping and restaurants, as well as the potential for a highly educated employee base, affordable housing, highly rated schools, reduced commute times for its workforce that lived predominately in the southern part of the Greater Houston area and lower land costs as compared to other areas of Houston.