Firm to bring high-tech jobs to rural Texas

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Associated Press

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry will preside over the groundbreaking for a private firm's new $7 million information and technology facility that promises to create at least 350 new jobs.

CGI Group Inc. is building a 40,000-square-foot services center in Belton, west of Temple, Texas. Perry visits the sight Wednesday.

The firm is receiving $1.8 million in state funds from the governor's Texas Enterprise Fund, designed to attract high-tech firms to the state.

CGI says that Belton's close proximity to Fort Hood means it can recruit military veterans. It can also attract top local talent without having to compete with other firms in high-tech hubs like Austin or Dallas.

The company has more than 700 Texas employees already and plans to add up to 400 additional jobs in Belton by 2016.

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