ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Accenture Federal Services will bring 1,400 tech jobs to St. Louis County over the next five years. About 200 of the jobs will be added within the first year and recruitment will begin soon.
"We chose St. Louis because of your talent," Accenture CEO John Goodman said during a press conference Tuesday morning. "You have a very strong workforce oriented toward tech, world-class universities and where tech people want to live. And outstanding sports teams."
Accenture's new Advanced Technology Center will provide federal government agencies with digital, cloud, automation, artificial intelligence and cyber solutions, according to a press release. The center will be located adjacent to Maryville University, near Interstate 64 and Highway 141.
Gov. Mike Parson, Rep. Ann Wagner, St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and regional economic development leaders were in attendance.
"I believe St. Louis is the best place in America for Accenture to help modernize government platforms," Wagner said. "I believe St. Louis is becoming the Silicon Valley of the Midwest."
When asked about recruitment, Goodman said the company is looking at a variety of talent and that it hires for careers, not just roles on contracts. The company will also consider people with nontraditional backgrounds.
Accenture Federal Services says it will start posting job openings soon on its website.
In addition to this job announcement, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson announced local federal jobs relocating to downtown.
Watch the full presser here: