Expected to create up to 250 new jobs
Hundreds of new jobs are coming to Louisville Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer announced today, as Computershare, Inc. plans to open a facility in Jefferson County.
Computershare, which specializes in financial services and investor communications, is expected to seek up to 250 new jobs for various roles, including management, human resources, recruiting, administrative, call center representatives and operations staff.
?Computershare?s decision to establish its footprint in Kentucky is fantastic news, especially when you consider the impact of 250 jobs it will bring to the region,? said Gov. Beshear. ?Kentucky is proud to have Computershare choose Louisville for this opportunity, and wish them success and prosperity as the company continues to grow its global presence.?
The proposed facility will further support the company?s existing operations located across the country. Computershare chose Louisville due to the city?s talented workforce and the cost advantages for the local business community.
?Computershare?s decision to locate in Louisville has been months in the making, and the local economic development team, made up of GLI and Louisville Forward, have worked together to land this important company,? Fischer said. ?This is a huge win for our community and our state, and we are excited to welcome Computershare to town and start working together.?
?GLI has actively worked on this attraction opportunity since last year and we are pleased Computershare has selected Louisville,? said Kent Oyler, President and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. ?This is a tremendous win for the region and a great example of the strong partnership between GLI and Louisville Forward. We look forward to welcoming and integrating Computershare in to the fabric of the Louisville business community."
?Computershare and Louisville share a unified vision of bringing a global view to a great U.S. city,? said Steve Rothbloom, CEO and president of Computershare U.S. ?We look forward to establishing our footprint in Louisville, contributing to the local community and extending our services to our clients.?
Founded in 1978, Computershare is a global leader in transfer agency, employee equity plans and other specialized financial and communication services. Many of the world?s largest companies employ Computershare to strengthen relationships with investors, employees and customers. The Australian-based company first entered the U.S. market in 2000 and employs more than 4,000 people across the country.
?I am excited that Computershare is opening a facility that will create so many job opportunities and provide a healthy boost to the economy of Louisville and Jefferson County,? said Sen. Denise Harper Angel, of Louisville. ?I welcome Computershare to Louisville and look forward to a long and prosperous corporate partnership.?
?I?m certainly pleased to see Computershare pick Louisville for its newest location, but I?m not surprised because our community and its second-to-none workforce have done so much to attract and retain businesses like this,? said Rep. Dennis Horlander, of Louisville. ?Over the years, I?ve been proud to work with Gov. Beshear and his administration to make announcements like these possible. Now, our goal is to do whatever we can to help Computershare grow and prosper.?
To encourage the investment and job growth in Louisville, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $2.5 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the term of the agreement through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.
For more information on Computershare, visit www.computershare.com