COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- IBM says it's opening a data center in a Columbia office park that could create as many as 800 new jobs in central Missouri.
Gov. Jay Nixon and other state officials joined company leaders Monday afternoon for the announcement at City Hall. The data center could emerge as one of Boone County's largest private employers.
The state is offering IBM more than $28 million in tax incentives to come to Missouri.
The technology services delivery center will be the company's third new U.S. site in the past 18 months. The others are in Lansing, Mich., and Dubuque, Iowa.
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