07 Aug Alabama Jobs: Brewton Receives $6.5 Million From Atlanta Based Tech Firm
WRITTEN BY CHRIS SIMMONS ON AUGUST 7, 2017
As reported by WKRG News, the technology company, Provalus, announced today that it plans to invest $6.5 million on a flagship facility in Brewton.
Provalus is part of the Atlanta-based tech firm, Optomi. Created to provide an alternative to overseas outsourcing of business functions, Provalus’ goal is to bring tech jobs back to the U.S.
At over 60,000 square feet and employing more than 300 Alabamians, the facility will provide business process outsourcing (BPO), information technology outsourcing (ITO), and helpdesk services to clients including Fortune 1000 companies.
When commenting on the companies new commitment to Alabama, Gov. Ivey said,
“I’ve made a commitment to attracting 21st Century jobs to Alabama so that our hard-working citizens can count on a more secure future for their families and communities. Provalus’ technology-focused jobs will create this kind of opportunity in Brewton while reinforcing the message that Alabama is open for business.”
Part of Provalus’ core mission is focused on bringing jobs to rural areas. And estimates predict that the company’s cumulative payroll at the Brewton facility could exceed $200 million over the next 20 years.
Showing support for Provalus’ commitment to local jobs, Brewton Mayor Yank Lovelace said,
“Governor Ivey made it clear from the start that she was behind new technology coming to Alabama. This project was the culmination of the work of so many, and we couldn’t be prouder to welcome the company to Brewton.”
This significant investment in Alabama jobs comes after Gov. Ivey recently announced her commitment to job growth and education in Alabama.