News : CGI’s Southwest Virginia Technology Center Celebrates 10 Years
Lebanon, VA, USA, May, 2016 -- Joined by U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner and dozens of community and business leaders in Russell County, Virginia, CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today marked the 10-year anniversary of its Southwest Virginia Information Technology Center of Excellence, a full-service software development and systems integration facility in Lebanon that has created 400 jobs and generated a regional economic impact each year since its dedication in 2006.
"Today, we are proud and honored to have become a part of this great community," said Dave Henderson, President, CGI U.S. Operations. "Thanks to the commitment of leaders like Senator Warner and others who helped make our Center of Excellence in Virginia a reality, we can look back on this decade and say with confidence that Russell County had the right location, infrastructure, resources and people to join a network of leading-edge U.S. facilities that continue to provide the best IT services to CGI clients around the world."
"Ten years later, the innovative economic development approach that helped bring solid IT jobs to Southwest Virginia continues to be a significant success story," said U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA). "It is not an overstatement to say the opportunities here at CGI have helped change perceptions about opportunity and success for an entire generation of young people.
Heralded by then-Governor Warner in 2006 as "the best announcement in a decade for Russell County," and by Governor Tim Kaine in 2007 as "an anchor of new economic development in the region," the Lebanon center reflects CGI’s commitment to invest in full-service IT resources based in American communities offering competitive economic benefits and access to outstanding local talent. Like those in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas, CGI’s onshore delivery center in Virginia provides high-quality, high-value IT services at costs significantly below the averages for major metropolitan areas.
"Onshore delivery is an integral part of CGI’s global delivery model, which offers best-fit solutions using onsite, onshore, nearshore and off shore locations that today’s global clients need," continued Henderson. "Working with our account teams, the talent in this Center helps CGI deliver both the steady-state IT services as well as the transformational digital innovation our clients are demanding."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2016