Infosys Plans Design and Innovation Hub in Providence, Rhode Island
“Today’s partnership with Rhode Island marks another important step forward for Infosys in the United States. The state’s educational institutions, design-rich environment, and economic development tools, positioned Rhode Island competitively for this type of specialist partnership,” said Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys. “This will enhance our ability to provide design-driven, digital technologies across the country and enable breakthrough innovations at the intersection of industry and design for our clients.”
“We are excited to welcome Infosys to Rhode Island,” said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. “Because of our investments in higher education and job training at CCRI and other institutions across the state, Rhode Islanders are well-equipped and well-prepared to compete for these good paying jobs. Infosys joins a growing local market of innovative, advanced industry companies that have chosen to plant a flag in Rhode Island.”
According to state officials, Infosys intends to apply for incentives under the Qualified Jobs Incentive Act, the Rebuild Rhode Island program, and the state’s First Wave Closing Fund.
“This is a big win for Rhode Island as Infosys could have chosen anywhere to open this Design and Innovation Hub,” said Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor. “In choosing Rhode Island, this global company has discovered what we already know, that the Ocean State is full of tech-ready and design talent, is home to top tier universities, and is a great place to do business. We're proud that Infosys is the 22nd company landing or expanding in Rhode Island with support from our economic development programs."
Earlier this year, Infosys announced that it plans to hire 10,000 American workers over the next two years. The company has made significant progress towards that commitment, and is investing in Technology and Innovation Hubs in Indianapolis, Indiana and Raleigh, North Carolina, state officials said.
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