2,000 Job “Digital Transformation Center” Announced in NOLA
DXC Technology, a $25B global IT Services company, has announced that it will establish a “Digital Transformation Center” in downtown New Orleans that will hire 2,000 by 2024. Many are calling this the single largest economic development jobs win in modern Greater New Orleans and State history. DXC’s hiring plan will be supported by $25M being invested in higher education by the State, as well as assistance from FastStart, GNO, Inc. and others.
DXC Technology was formed in 2017, as the result of a merger between historic tech companies Hewlett Packard (Enterprise Services) and CSC. Following an 18-month process, New Orleans was chosen over 30 other locations for the Center. The broad team that worked the project included GNO, Inc., Louisiana Economic Development, Governor Edwards, Mayor Landrieu and office, NOLABA, all of the major 2- and 4- year public and private universities in the region, Entergy, the Saints/Pelicans, business leaders, hospitality leaders, nonprofit leaders, local EDOs and many others. Ultimately, DXC said that the teamwork of Louisiana and New Orleans was the decisive factor in their decision.
The DXC Technology announcement is the capstone on a 10-year+ effort to diversify New Orleans and Louisiana into technology, that arguably began in 2005 when GNO, Inc. wrote the original Digital Media Tax Credit.