Houston has long been a hotbed for tech, but many of the top tech companies left the city in recent years.
The tech sector left the region last year for Silicon Valley, but there’s a good chance that tech will soon be back in Houston again.
Here are the tech companies that left Houston in 2018.
Facebook – Facebook said it is leaving Houston.
Facebook bought the company in 2014 for $19 billion, but in 2017 the company announced plans to build a second campus in Texas and move its headquarters to Austin.
Uber – Uber is moving to Austin and plans to start building out its new headquarters.
Pinterest – Pinterest, a social network, said it will close a Houston office.
The company will be based in San Francisco, but it said it would open an Austin office to help support the expansion.
Pinterest, the popular Pinterest photo sharing app, is moving its headquarters from Austin to San Francisco.
Twitter – Twitter announced it is moving from Austin and will be relocating its headquarters.
The move is part of a larger effort to cut its corporate footprint.
LinkedIn – LinkedIn, the social networking company, is leaving Austin for San Francisco and San Diego.
Instagram – Instagram is closing an Austin studio.
Instagram also said it’s working to expand in Austin.
It has offices in San Diego and San Francisco for employees.
Etsy – Etsy said it plans to relocate its Austin operations to San Jose, California, but that it is also looking to build out its headquarters in Austin, Texas.
Etsy will not be moving its Austin headquarters to San Diego, where it already has its offices.
Etsy also announced that it will be expanding in Austin and hiring in Austin as well.
Amazon – Amazon announced that the Seattle-based company is moving offices to Austin from Seattle.
Airbnb – Airbnb is moving into a new Austin office.
Pinterest.com – Pinterest announced that its Austin studio will be moving to San Antonio, Texas, in 2019.
Snapchat – Snapchat said it has been moving offices out of Austin, leaving a small office in Houston.
Pinterest has announced that more than 20 employees will be coming to Austin in 2019, including three full-time employees and six part-time workers.
Dropbox – Dropbox announced that all its Austin offices will close in 2019 and it will move its Austin HQ to San Mateo, California.
Google – Google announced that a number of its Austin-based offices will be closing.
Google said that it would relocate its headquarters and start a new campus in Austin in 2021.
Facebook is leaving the city for San Jose.
Snapchat is leaving for San Mateos, California to build its new Austin HQ. 19.
Etsy is leaving its Austin office and is relocating to San José, Costa Rica.
Pinterest is moving HQ to Austin, the city it grew from.
Instagram is moving headquarters to Houston.