The center will provide “IT services, such as application development, maintenance, testing, support, and integration to our commercial and government clients throughout the U.S.,“ said Lorne Gorber, senior vice president at CGI.
“Because the center is based in a smaller community, our services can be delivered at up to 30 percent savings compared to services delivered in U.S. metro markets,“ he added.
According to the Joe Baur article, this will be CGI’s fourth location in Ohio, adding to offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Mayfield Heights.
Economic incentives from the city and state include a 6-year, 60 percent Ohio job creation tax credit.
“CGI's Onshore Center of Excellence in Athens will add 150 jobs by 2016, creating an estimated $6.2 million in new annual payroll and generating additional economic impact in the region,“ Gorber added.