Accenture Federal Services (AFS) – a subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has announced plans to open an Advanced Technology Center in St. Louis later this year to provide U.S. federal government agencies with digital, cloud, automation, artificial intelligence and cyber solutions. The AFS Advanced Technology Center, to be located at 520 Maryville Centre Drive, is expected to bring up to 1,400 new technology jobs to the St. Louis area over five years.
Hiring of the first wave of employees (200) has already begun with the expectation to activate those employees in December.
In a press statement, AFS noted that it used strategic regional insight, market analysis and the business and civic relationships facilitated by AllianceSTL, an economic development organization that recruits new businesses to the St. Louis region, in making its decision to expand into St. Louis County.
“The region’s skilled talent, vibrant technology ecosystem and strong commitment to collaboration between government, civic, business, academic and community partners make St. Louis the ideal location for our new Advanced Technology Center,” John Goodman, AFS CEO, said. “We are thrilled to provide our people and new hires a great place to do work that matters by expanding our operations in this area.”
The AFS Advanced Technology Center will collaborate closely with the AFS Cyber and Advanced Technology Centers in San Antonio, Texas; the Accenture Federal Digital Studio in Washington, D.C.; and specialized centers in Niagara Falls, New York, and Chesapeake, Virginia.