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The Knockaz Brass Band celebrates the opening of DXC Technology's New Orleans Digital Transformation Center on Poydras Street in New Orleans. DXC Technology bills itself as a global information technology services and solutions leader.

DXC Technology’s 2,000-job Digital Transformation Center in New Orleans has been named by Site Selection magazine as one of the Top 20 Economic Development Deals in North America for 2017.

Site Selection developed its ranking “based on job creation, economic impact, competition for the project and significance to their chosen regions.”

DXC represents what state leaders call Louisiana’s largest tech project to date, the magazine said.

"Company officials identified New Orleans as a talent-laden, culturally diverse, high quality-of-life city," the magazine said, noting that the IT services firm's center will hook into talent through a higher education initiative that recalls similar programs put into place for such companies as IBM and EA.

DXC will hire 300 people during 2018, then ramp up to 2,000 jobs over five years and an annual payroll exceeding $133 million by 2025. The LSU Economics & Policy Research Group estimates the DXC Technology project will translate to $64.3 million in new Louisiana taxes, $868.4 million in new Louisiana earnings and total economic output of $3.2 billion from 2018 through 2025.