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Tuesday, September 25 2018

Cloud solutions provider creating approximately 50 new jobs
Columbia, SC — Green Cloud Technologies, one of the nation's fastest-growing providers of hosted solutions and services, announced the opening of its new Greenville County headquarters. The company's $7.8 million investment is projected to create approximately 50 new jobs over the next five years.
Green Cloud Technologies was founded in 2011 by a team of industry veterans with more than a century of combined information technology, telecom and communications experience. The start-up was established with a business model focused on building partner networks and providing customers with world-class servers, as well as backup and recovery solutions. The company's expansive suite of Cisco-powered, cloud-based products, services and support is scalable to applications of any size - from small and medium-sized businesses to enterprise-class organizations.

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Thursday, September 20 2018

Cullman, AL — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to Wallace State Community College (WSCC) of Cullman, Alabama, to build a technical education center that will help workers gain new, in-demand skills. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 68 jobs.

“Under the Trump Administration, workforce development and training are of the utmost importance as some workers continue to struggle in communities across the United States,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “This new facility in Cullman will provide the innovative education workers need to compete for jobs in the global economy.” 

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Thursday, September 06 2018

Recycling plant to create approximately 200 jobs
Columbia, SC — Green Tech Solution, Inc. announced plans to locate new recycling operations in Cherokee County. The company's $75 million investment is projected to create approximately 200 new jobs.
Green Tech Solution, Inc will be establishing a new recycling operation to collect and process a variety of materials, including plastics, scrap metal, electronics and more. Green Tech Solution, Inc is a subsidiary of Tianjin Sheng Xin Non-Financing Guarantee Co., Ltd., an investment company headquartered in Tianjin, China.

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Tuesday, June 12 2018

Photo Caption: Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter (center in navy blazer) joins Premier Technology and other dignitaries for the ground breaking of the company’s multi-phase expansion in Blackfoot, Idaho.

Blackfoot, ID — Premier Technology, Inc. has initiated a multi-phase expansion to its facility in Blackfoot, Idaho. Improvements to existing facilities are already underway and will continue throughout the summer. Premier is also adding new equipment with state-of-the-art technology and over 100 new jobs in professional and various skilled trades, such as welding.

“Doug and I are pleased to continue making investments not only in our employees but also the facilities, local infrastructure, and the community around us that have been so supportive,” said Shelly Sayer, Chief Executive Officer. “We are grateful to the City of Blackfoot and Bingham County for championing the project.”

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Tuesday, May 16 2017

Mesa, AZ — DuPont Fabros Technology Inc. (NYSE:DFT), a leading owner, developer, operator, and manager of multi-tenant wholesale data centers, has announced it has purchased an undeveloped 56.5 acre site on Crismon Road just north of Elliot Road in Mesa’s Elliot Road Technology Corridor. The company plans to develop a data center campus with capacity for up to 1 million square feet in the future.
“DuPont Fabros Technology’s selection of Arizona for a data center site is another excellent example of how our state provides an unmatched platform supporting the world’s leading companies,” Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said. “Arizona’s pro-business environment and stable climate enable companies like DFT to provide their clients with data center services affordably and reliably.”

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Thursday, December 08 2016

Information technology solutions provider investing $41 million and creating 1,500 new jobs
Columbia, SC -- CompuCom Systems, Inc. (CompuCom®), a leading technology infrastructure services company, is locating its new global headquarters operations in Lancaster County. The new development is projected to bring $41 million in new capital investment and lead to the creation of 1,500 new jobs over the next five to seven years, making this the largest single job announcement in Lancaster County history.
Founded in 1987, CompuCom is a global company which provides IT managed services, infrastructure solutions, consulting and products to Fortune 1000 companies. With approximately 11,500 employees, CompuCom manages and supports more than 4.4 million end users and is a partner to six of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies.

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Monday, September 19 2016

Indianapolis, IN -- In a push to create more productive careers for Hoosiers, technology companies are creating new jobs around the Indianapolis area.

Knowledge Services, an information technology company, announced plans Thursday to grow its Indianapolis headquarters by adding 400 new employees by 2019.

Founded in 1994, the company, which provides cloud software and services to organizations, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies such as Hill-Rom, Disney and Mattel., employs 2,000 people across the country. One thousand of these employees are in Indiana.

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Monday, September 19 2016

Fort Lauderdale is the new home of speedy internet company Hotwire Communications.

Fort Lauderdale, FL -- Hotwire Communications announced Thursday it plans to create 375 jobs and retain 300 existing jobs in making the former BankAtlantic building its headquarters and dubbing it the "Hotwire Technology Center." The new jobs pay an average annual wage of $51,266.

"Our business growth has been here in Florida," said Kristin Johnson Karp, president and CEO of Hotwire Communications, which was based in Philadelphia with its South Florida office in Miramar.

Hotwire has more than 100,000 customers throughout the state, she said.

Karp said the company has already nearly reached its promised job count, with 100 new employees for a total work force count of 660.

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Thursday, March 24 2016

Axyal brings technical plastics and composites solutions to the Space Coast 

Brevard County, FL -- The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) is pleased to announce that Axyal, a French company developing innovative solutions for technical plastics and composites, will open its first North American office in Brevard County, Florida.

Axyal, headquartered in Sauvagnon, France has established Axyal Space Coast to serve its U.S. customers. The company opened a sales office in Melbourne, Florida; with plans to expand into a full scale design and manufacturing facility serving a variety of sectors to include aerospace, medical, railway and automotive.

The EDC worked closely with company representatives to introduce them to the U.S. market, our local business community, and our existing aviation and aerospace industry leaders. “Brevard County offers a robust aerospace and aviation environment which played a major role in our decision to expand here. We are excited about the prospect of expanding our customer base in Brevard County and throughout the world,” stated Etienne Florin, General Manager of Axyal Space Coast.

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