Our Views: DXC Technology's expansion to New Orleans is good news for these three reasons

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 11:35:03 PM. The expansion into New Orleans of a big national technology company is welcome news anytime, as Louisiana continues to grow its national footprint in the knowledge economy.
The expansion into New Orleans of a big national technology company is welcome news anytime, as Louisiana continues to grow its national footprint in the knowledge economy. It's particularly good news, though, for three reasons mentioned by a happy Gov. John Bel Edwards: "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.” All good, so we join the governor and mayor and business leaders in welcoming the Virginia-based firm, DXC Technology, providing technology and consulting services for businesses and governments. It formed this year as the result of a merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprises. The office plans to employ eventually 2,000, probably in a downtown tower, although the location has yet to be announced. The announcement is not the first big win for Louisiana's decadelong quest to become part of the technology economy. Under Govs. Kathleen Blanco, Bobby Jindal and Edwards, economic development officials have targeted such companies and generated real returns: Electronic Arts on LSU's campus and then IBM in downtown Baton Rouge and CGI in Lafayette. GE Capital was a big win five years ago for the Crescent City. There are also homegrown companies like CenturyLink in Monroe, which began as a tiny...Read more
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