"With this project, Louisiana gains a next-generation leader in global technology services, our college graduates will find unprecedented job opportunities at home, and New Orleans will welcome a landmark project to elevate its economy as the city celebrates its Tricentennial next year".
Virginia-based DXC Technology Co (DXC.N) will develop the center to create digital services for its global clients, which total almost 6,000 across 70 countries, the company said in a statement.
According to Capitol Correspondent Kevin Frey, the firm has "Good paying jobs in the $70,000 range", and will be headquartered in New Orleans.
Details will be released at 2 p.m. today by Gov. John Bel Edwards at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, in what economic development officials have called "one of the most significant economic development announcements in Louisiana history".
The company was created earlier this year when Hewlett Packard Enterprise completed the spinoff of its Enterprise Services business, which merged with Computer Sciences Corporation. The company says it serves almost 6,000 private and public sector clients in 70 countries and employs 155,000 people.
In addition to the 2,000 new direct jobs, Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 2,257 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 4,250 new jobs in the state's Southeast Region.
The company expects the center's operations to begin in January.
DXC also is expected to take advantage of payroll tax rebates through the Louisiana Quality Jobs Program, which, depending on how many people are hired, could mean up to $57 million to the company over 10 years.
"I'm thrilled to welcome DXC Technology to the City of New Orleans", Mayor Landrieu said.