Global IT and business consulting company CGI will invest $27 million to locate new operations in Knoxville, Tennessee. The project is expected to create 300 jobs over the next five years.
After a two-year search process, CGI selected Knox County for its eighth U.S. IT delivery center. The new location will become the newest member of the company’s innovative U.S. delivery center network that will help clients gain access to high quality, U.S.-based IT services, support and solutions.
“We are proud to announce the establishment of a new IT delivery center in Knoxville that will create local jobs, engage regional educators, support area workforce development, and provide opportunities for the community’s students, graduates and professionals. After a competitive and wide-ranging search, CGI selected Knoxville based on a number of factors, most notably access to talent and a strong culture of innovation within the Knoxville area and the state of Tennessee,” Dave Henderson, CGI President of U.S. Commercial and State Government Operations noted.
CGI is partnering with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville on the launch of the IT delivery center and will be working with the university to engage students across interdisciplinary programs in colleges such as the Haslam College of Business and the Tickle College of Engineering. The company will partner with the university to build a talent pipeline focusing primarily on advanced analytics, cybersecurity and digital transformation through emerging technologies for the new Knoxville facility.
“Knoxville has developed a strong reputation in the technology sector and is a clear choice for CGI’s newest IT delivery center. Our state has experienced positive economic growth over the past several months, and now more than ever, the creation of high-quality jobs remains a priority for me as governor. I thank CGI for bringing new employment opportunities for residents in Knox County,” said Governor Bill Lee.
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world. Services provided by the company include application services, business consulting, business process services, IT infrastructure services, IT outsourcing services, and systems integration services, among others.
“Tennessee’s pro-business environment offers the resources and the workforce to support the needs of technology and R&D-focused companies. We are fortunate as a state to have a network of partnerships with institutions like the University of Tennessee that assist with advancing and building the talent pipeline these companies need. We appreciate CGI for choosing Tennessee for its eighth U.S. IT delivery center and look forward to seeing the impact the company will make on the region in the years to come,” said TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.