3M, formerly known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, has operations in more than 70 countries and worldwide sales of $30 billion. 3M has two operations plants in Austin. The Austin Center located in Northwest Austin at 6801 River Place Blvd. is a 158-acre research and development site. The Austin Center site is the global headquarters for the 3M Electronics and Energy Business Group (EEBG) and the only multi-divison site outside of the St. Paul, Minnesota headquarters. The other 3M site is the Austin Plant which handles the manufacturing of electronic hard goods and new product scale-up. The 65-acre 3M Austin Plant site is located at 11705 Research Blvd.