Technology company bringing 2000 jobs to New Orleans

Governor John Bel Edwards speaking at Mercedes Benz Superdome

Governor John Bel Edwards speaking at Mercedes Benz Superdome

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.

An information technology services company formed this year from a merger involving Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co on Monday announced plans to establish a digital services center in New Orleans, bringing 2,000 new jobs to the city.

To secure the deal, which the governor described as one of the of the most significant in the state's economic development history, the state is putting up more than $44 million in incentives, including a $25 million investment in a higher education initiative to expand the number of degrees awarded in computer science and other STEM-related fields.

DXC Technology was created by the merger of the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and CSC. "With this project, Louisiana gains a next-generation leader in global technology services, our college graduates will find unprecedented job opportunities at home, and New Orleans will welcome a landmark project to elevate its economy as the city celebrates its Tricentennial next year". Traded on the New York Stock Exchange as DXC, it is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Hilton said the facility planned for New Orleans will be the largest digital transformation center it has built.

An economic impact study conducted by LSU estimates the company will create $64.3 million in new Louisiana taxes, $868.4 million in new Louisiana earnings and total economic output of $3.2 billion from 2018 through 2025.

According to a news release from the Governor's office, Governor Edwards will make the announcements at a press conference this afternoon at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

One business source told WWL-TV, the city and state have been working on this project for more than a year and it is a big win for New Orleans.

A "vast majority" of the jobs will be new positions added to the company's payroll, DXC spokesperson Rich Adamonis said in an email.

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