Pflugerville City Council approved a five-year economic development performance agreement between the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation and GT Distributors, Inc. during its virtual meeting April 27. GT Distributors specializes in firearm equipment as well as apparel and gear for public safety professionals.

The agreement, effective Oct. 1, 2021, requires GT Distributors to relocate from its current 31,000 square-foot facility at 2545 Brockton Drive, Austin to a 70,000 square-foot facility at 828 New Meister Ln., Pflugerville and a capital investment of $11.2 million, according to the presentation. The agreement requires the PCDC to contribute $300,000 in a relocation grant, with $150,000 granted the first year and $75,000 in the second and third years.

As part of the agreement, GT Distributors will give the Plugerville Police Department a 10% discount on uniforms, body armor, and Safariland duty gear, according to the meeting packet. The department will often receive a 5% discount on ammunition.

In year one out of five, the PCDC requires GT Distributors to either relocate or create a minimum of 90 full-time jobs to the city, with an average wage of $53,000 and medical benefits, according to the resolution.

Jim Orr, President, and CEO of GT Distributors, said in a statement that the company was looking for a business-friendly location that provides visibility for its employee-owners, vendors and first responder customers.

“We found everything in Pflugerville, and we look forward to working with PCDC and the City of Pflugerville as we build our new headquarters and recruit new employee-owners for our expansion," he said.