Governor John Bel Edwards joined local and state officials at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Monday afternoon to announce a 2,000-job Digital Transformation Center coming to the heart of New Orleans.
A technology services company that boasts 6,000 worldwide clients will establish a facility in downtown New Orleans and plans to hire about 2,000 people over five years, state and city officials said Monday.
"I'm thrilled to welcome DXC Technology to the City of New Orleans", Mayor Landrieu said.
Virginia-based DXC Technology Co will develop the center to create digital services for its global clients, which total almost 6,000 across 70 countries, the company said in a statement. DXC Technology's decision to locate its Digital Transformation Center in New Orleans will no doubt propel our city to a new level of prominence and give rise to additional business attraction in New Orleans. It also will provide $25 million directly to Louisiana colleges for faculty and instruction that will support DXC. The company formed earlier this year as the result of a merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprises.
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The state economic development agency said incentives to land the company included almost $19 million in grants payable over five years.
A "vast majority" of the jobs will be new positions added to the company's payroll, DXC spokesperson Rich Adamonis said in an email.
The project is estimated to generate $64.3 million in new state taxes from 2018 to 2025, the statement said.