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Select Comfort Corp. To Establish Support Contact Center In Elmwood, Louisiana

Select Comfort Corp. will establish a technical support contact center near New Orleans, in the Elmwood business corridor of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

The company will lease more than 28,000 feet of commercial space in an existing building for its new center at 1333 South Clearview Parkway in Elmwood, Louisiana. The project will create 225 new direct jobs, according to Louisiana Economic Development.

“Select Comfort is an impressive, fast-growing company that is the innovation leader in the mattress industry,” Governor John Bel Edwards said. “With our talented workforce and healthy business climate, Louisiana is a great fit for innovative consumer brands. We welcome Select Comfort’s support center to our business community.”

“At Sleep Number, delivering a strong customer experience is a top priority,” said Select Comfort’s Melissa Barra, Senior Vice President, and Chief Strategy and Customer Relationship Officer. “To accommodate our growth, we are opening a new support center in New Orleans. Together with our existing center in Minneapolis, the New Orleans office will support our customers’ sales and service needs on the phone and via live chat. When fully staffed, we will employ approximately 225 new team members. We appreciate the partnership of LED and look forward to bringing this new facility online in August.”

LED began working with the company on a potential project in February 2017. To secure the project, LED offered Sleep Number a competitive incentive package that includes a flexible, performance-based grant of up to $800,000 to reimburse the company for lease assistance, infrastructure costs and relocation expenses. Sleep Number will also receive the comprehensive solutions of LED FastStart, the state workforce training program. The company also is expected to utilize the state’s Quality Jobs Program.

“Along with the entire Parish Council, I am thrilled to welcome Select Comfort to Jefferson Parish,” Parish President Mike Yenni said. “After an intensive site selection process, the notable consumer brand chose our community because of Jefferson's robust business climate and many assets, including the location in our thriving Elmwood corridor. We look forward to supporting Select Comfort as they create quality job opportunities for our residents.”

“JEDCO is excited to welcome another national brand to our parish,” said President Jerry Bologna of the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission. “Jefferson’s proven ability to deliver a stable, quality workforce was a key element in Select Comfort’s decision-making process and we look forward to adhering to their aggressive hiring plan. Additionally, we look forward to creating a long-term relationship that will capture the company’s future growth in our area.”

GNO Inc. is thrilled to welcome an outstanding publicly traded company to the greater New Orleans market,” said President & CEO Michael Hecht of Greater New Orleans Inc. “Business and government leaders from around the region and state worked in partnership to demonstrate to Select Comfort the unbeatable business case of Louisiana. Our combination of competitive costs and superior workforce will ensure great success for Select Comfort in Jefferson for years to come.”

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