CGI cuts ribbon on $13.1 million IT center

1A recently had the opportunity to participate in a significant milestone in our region's economic development: the ribbon cutting for CGI's $13.1 million, 50,000-square-foot information technology center. This beautiful, new facility serves as an anchor for the UL Lafayette Research Park and will be home to 400 high-quality IT jobs at full employment.

CGI already employs 250 technology workers in Lafayette and is recruiting candidates for more than 50 current openings. Upon full employment, total annual payroll will exceed $22 million, and LED estimates the project will result in an additional 405 permanent new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 800 new jobs in this region.

In addition to these economic impacts, CGI actively supports many other initiatives in our community, including being major investor and active supporter of 1A.

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The ribbon cutting event included Governor John Bel Edwards, Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux, University of Louisiana at Lafayette President E. Joseph Savoie, Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson, LEDA President & CEO Gregg Gothreaux, CGI Federal President Tim Hurlebaus, and CGI Federal Vice President Will LaBar (who is also a 1A Board member).

View more news stories covering this ceremonial launch. Of note is the event's coverage in Business Facilities, a national site selection magazine with a circulation of 40,000 C-level executives and an online readership of 20,000 opt-in subscribers.

Local coverage:

The Advertiser: Edwards to help CGI launch Operations

The Advocate: CGI official tech center opening in Lafayette draws top corporate officials, government leaders

KLFY: Gov. Edwards celebrates opening of new CGI Tech Center in Lafayette

National and international coverage:

Business Facilities: Technology Center Opens At UL Lafayette Research Park

Area Development: CGI Officially Opens Center of Excellence In Lafayette, Louisiana

Montreal Gazette: Gov. John Bel Edwards, state leaders join CGI for IT center ribbon cutting in Lafayette, Louisiana

The News Observer: CGI Federal new tech center dedicated at UL Lafayette

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