Alcon Laboratories Eyes $100M Expansion in Fort Worth, Boosting Local Economy

by jess.house@todosdigital.com
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Alcon Laboratories, a leading eye care device company and a major economic contributor in Tarrant County, is contemplating a significant expansion of its Fort Worth campus. The proposed project involves a $100 million investment to construct a new 250,000-square-foot manufacturing facility adjacent to its current location at 6201 South Freeway. This initiative is set to enhance Alcon’s manufacturing capabilities and underscores its commitment to growth and innovation within the eye care industry.

The expansion plan, revealed in recent city records, aims to extend Alcon’s operational footprint on a 135-acre site east of its existing facilities. The development is in its early stages, with company representatives scheduled to discuss zoning and site-specific considerations with city officials.

Founded in Fort Worth in 1945, Alcon has evolved into the world’s largest eye care device company, with a significant global presence. Despite relocating its headquarters to Geneva in 2018 to expand its reach, Alcon continues to maintain a strong operational base in Fort Worth, employing approximately 4,500 people and ranking as one of the largest employers in the area.

This expansion not only promises to bolster Alcon’s position in the eye care market but also stands to generate substantial economic benefits for Tarrant County, including increased tax revenues and potential job creation. Additionally, Alcon is expected to play a key role in the downtown Fort Worth area through its involvement with the Texas A&M-Fort Worth campus’s planned $320 million expansion.

Original article written by: Yahoo News

Alcon Laboratories, a leading eye care device company and a major economic contributor in Tarrant County, is contemplating a significant expansion of its Fort Worth campus. The proposed project involves a $100 million investment to construct a new 250,000-square-foot manufacturing facility adjacent to its current location at 6201 South Freeway. This initiative is set to enhance Alcon’s manufacturing capabilities and underscores its commitment to growth and innovation within the eye care industry.

The expansion plan, revealed in recent city records, aims to extend Alcon’s operational footprint on a 135-acre site east of its existing facilities. The development is in its early stages, with company representatives scheduled to discuss zoning and site-specific considerations with city officials.

Founded in Fort Worth in 1945, Alcon has evolved into the world’s largest eye care device company, with a significant global presence. Despite relocating its headquarters to Geneva in 2018 to expand its reach, Alcon continues to maintain a strong operational base in Fort Worth, employing approximately 4,500 people and ranking as one of the largest employers in the area.

This expansion not only promises to bolster Alcon’s position in the eye care market but also stands to generate substantial economic benefits for Tarrant County, including increased tax revenues and potential job creation. Additionally, Alcon is expected to play a key role in the downtown Fort Worth area through its involvement with the Texas A&M-Fort Worth campus’s planned $320 million expansion.


Original article written by: Yahoo News

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