August 13, 2019 03:11 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Xerox Corp. will open a North Carolina technology center employing about 600 people, passing up its current headquarters in Connecticut and former headquarters in downtown Rochester for a growing Southern tech cluster.
A North Carolina committee on Tuesday approved state and local incentives that could be worth more than $13 million to choose a site in the Raleigh suburb of Cary. State business recruiters said Xerox also considered its current and former headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut, and Rochester.
Xerox plans to pay an average of $113,000 a year at its fourth North American tech center as it moves some executives to North Carolina and hires IT specialists locally.
"The new center of excellence in the Raleigh area joins three others in North America including Webster, Palo Alto and Toronto as part of our focus on building a digital-first Xerox for the future," company officials said in a statement. "We are increasing manufacturing work on hardware and toner in Webster, as well as working with state and local officials to identify ways to invest and revitalize the overall campus there."
Apple and Amazon last year considered but ultimately passed over the Raleigh area for big tech sites.
Updated: August 13, 2019 03:11 PM
Created: August 13, 2019 01:09 PM
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