Tech company DXC to create 2,000 jobs in New Orleans

Chris Miller
November 13, 2017 - 2:38 pm

DXC Technology is setting up a digital transformation center in downtown New Orleans, creating 2,000 direct hires and more than 2,200 indirect jobs, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced today.

"This is an historic economic development achievement for our state," Gov. Edwards said. "DXC Technology could not have made a better selection than to choose New Orleans for their Digital Transformation Center."

The governor said a $25 million commitment to higher education from the state of Louisiana was a major reason DXC chose New Orleans for its expansion.

"DXC’s selection of New Orleans represents the rarest and most promising economic development win that Louisiana or any state could hope for," Edwards said. "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."

"I’m thrilled to welcome DXC Technology to the City of New Orleans," Mayor Landrieu said. "This newly formed IT services company will create thousands of job opportunities for New Orleanians, adding to our rapidly growing digital economy. 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."

Governor Edwards says analysis by the LSU Economics & Policy Research Group expects DXC to create $64.3 million in state taxes, $868.4 million in earnings, and a total economic output of $3.2 billion through 2025.

DXC Technology was created by the merger of the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and CSC. Traded on the New York Stock Exchange as DXC, it is a component of the S&P 500 Index.
 

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