When I spoke with him on the phone this morning, Irving Mayor Herbert Gears hadn’t heard about today’s Houston Chronicle report that Exxon Mobil is drawing up plans for a big corporate campus down near The Woodlands.
The news has led to speculation that the world’s biggest company may be looking to relocate its corporate headquarters away from Irving.Â Gears said he expects that if they were planning a move he would have been alerted to the possibility before it were reported in the media.
“I have not had any indications whatsoever that they’ve been thinking about moving their headquarters anywhere,” he said.Â “We certainly would be sad to lose them, but we’re going to do everything we can to make sure we prevent that.”
“I’ll make a call as soon as I get off here. I’ll call Rex [Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil].”