Conroe City Council members unanimously approved a $465,072 grant contract with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. as part of the consent agenda portion of the Dec. 9 meeting, meaning no discussion took place.

The economic development incentive regards HPE relocating its aviation department from San Jose, California, to the Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, according to meeting information. HPE will lease a 19,000-square-foot hangar at Galaxy FBO within the airport, including a custom build-out of office, conference and support service spaces, according to meeting information.

“As part of our relocation of HPE’s headquarters to a new campus in Spring, Texas, we also relocated our aviation department to the Houston area,” HPE spokesperson Adam Bauer said in a Dec. 16 statement. “Conroe Airport is a short and easy commute to our new offices, and both the city of Conroe and Montgomery County have been great partners throughout this process."

Information from the city indicates the project will create 11 jobs and includes a capital investment of $1.65 million. The space will house HPE’s aviation team and corporate aircraft.

The project was previously approved by the Conroe Industrial Development Corp. in November. City information states construction at the hangar will be complete by the end of 2021 with a 10-year lease from Galaxy FBO.