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Websense gets $4.5M to move to Texas

(AP) -- A San Diego software firm will get a $4.5 million check from the state of Texas and move its corporate headquarters to the Lone Star State.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's office announced Thursday that Websense will relocate 445 jobs to Austin and also make a $9.9 million capital investment. In exchange, Websense will be paid $4.5 million by the Texas Enterprise Fund.

Perry has traveled around the country to tout Texas as a business-friendly locale with low regulations and no state income tax.

In 2010, Petco, a San Diego-based retailer of pet products, got $3.1 million from the Texas fund to bring some of its operations to San Antonio.

Websense, which produces web security software, was purchased by Vista Equity Partners last year for $910 million cash.

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