In one of the largest economic development wins for Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu have announced that global IT services company DXC Technology will be opening a Digital Transformation Center in the Big Easy.
DXC Technology is a result of a merger between CSC and HPE’s Enterprise Services Division in April 2017. The company already serves roughly 6,000 private and public sector clients across 70 countries and plans to hire 300 IT and business enterprise professionals in 2018 to develop and deliver their technology services.
According to Greater New Orleans, Inc., the region’s economic development organization, this project will create more permanent direct jobs at one site than any prior economic development deal in Louisiana. Over the next five years, DXC Technology will add 2,000 jobs and an annual payroll exceeding $133 million by 2025.
“The announcement of DXC Technology’s Digital Transformation Center in New Orleans is the capstone on a decade-long effort to make New Orleans and Louisiana a new hub for technology and innovation,” said Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
The site of the Digital Transformation center in downtown New Orleans is still being finalized.
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