Saturday, 25 November, 2017

What DXC means for New Orleans and Louisiana

Governor John Bel Edwards speaking at Mercedes Benz Superdome Governor John Bel Edwards speaking at Mercedes Benz Superdome
Kristopher Love | 15 November, 2017, 03:30

With the announcement of DXC Technology opening a digital transformation center, over 2,000 direct jobs will be created in New Orleans over the next seven to eight years.

"New Orleans is transforming its global airport with a billion-dollar expansion".

The announcement will be made at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at 2 p.m. With the DXC deal, state leaders said Louisiana is one of the country's fastest growing software and informational technology destinations.

About $25 million of the state's estimated $120 million in economic incentives for DXC will go toward the local higher education system.

"We will bring in graduate-level employees — as well as skilled professionals from outside — but we'll bring them in with skills already tuned to serve us", Hilton said.

Governor John Bel Edwards is scheduled to make what his office says is "one of the most significant economic development announcements in Louisiana history".

DXC was created in April 2017 by a merger of two longstanding companies in the USA tech sector: HP Enterprises, once part of Hewlett Packard, and Computer Sciences Corp., known as CSC, according to the report.

DXC also is expected to take advantage of payroll tax rebates through the Louisiana Quality Jobs Program, which, depending on how many people are hired, could mean up to $57 million to the company over 10 years.

DXC serves almost 6,000 major clients across 70 countries, and the New Orleans center will support a global clientele, the news release said.

DXC Technology intends to set up a new center in New Orleans, Louisiana, to support the development and delivery of cloud computing, data analytics, cybersecurity, applications, intelligent automation and other digital platforms and services to customers worldwide.