Firm Bringing High-Tech Jobs to Rural Texas

Group to build 40,000-square-foot center in Belton

By Will Weissert
|  Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012  |  Updated 10:56 AM CDT
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Firm Bringing High-Tech Jobs to Rural Texas

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Gov. Perry to preside over groundbreaking Wednesday.

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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 jobs.

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

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

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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