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IBM expansion in Baton Rouge to be announced next week, report says


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The deal was first rumored in early January. WAFB said IBM will bring as many as 600 to 700 jobs to downtown Baton Rouge, and the company could ramp up to as many as 1,100 employees, the report said.


Can't wait to see some progress downtown.







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Rouge
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re: IBM expansion in Baton Rouge to be announced next week, report says


BR staaaaaaaaaaaaaacked
Silicon Valley fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked






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Solo
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Awesome news for BR and LA.





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rzd30
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This is a really good sign and I hope this will only continue. Possibly 1,100 high-skilled jobs is great anywhere but especially for that area of downtown.





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Klark Kent
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intradesting.


i wish south louisiana would up it's IT job market.






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tiger perry
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Awesome news for BR and LA.



definitely great news for BR and all of La.






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HowboutthemTigers
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re: IBM expansion in Baton Rouge to be announced next week, report says


Great News!!!! Jim Bernhard also plans to announce his plans for the lot next to it this week sometime. Be on the lookout for it. Love the improvements being made to Downtown BR.





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Capt ST
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That's awesome. Kip had a vision and it was nerdy white women roaming the streets of downtown BR.





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BeerMoney
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re: IBM expansion in Baton Rouge to be announced next week, report says


IT management around town been quaking in their boots about news like this. Salaries going up with the demand for skilled workers. Time to go to bat for your workers or lose them to these new companies/offices.





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jaTigerfan
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re: IBM expansion in Baton Rouge to be announced next week, report says


I've been waiting to hear more about this as well.





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HeadyMurphey
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Yep, I can see some places getting hurt when development makes a mass exodus





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HowboutthemTigers
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Yeah, that along with the renovation of the commerce building and old capital one building aswell as numerous residential buildings in the works. Exciting things are coming to Downtown BR.





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Doc Fenton
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re: IBM expansion in Baton Rouge to be announced next week, report says


It's amazing that Bobby Jindal's utter destruction of public education didn't run them off!





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The Cable Guy
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Anyone have any clue what's replacing the blockbuster on Millerville? I know it's not quite on topic. But very happy about IBM





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HeadyMurphey
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No idea





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Klark Kent
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soooo. timeline wise, how far out are we on this? they already have a building or a lot to build on?





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TheDiesel
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re: IBM expansion in Baton Rouge to be announced next week, report says


They are renovating a building that is already there I think.





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dewster
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re: IBM expansion in Baton Rouge to be announced next week, report says


IBM is a big deal. This could be a nice development for the state.

IT salaries in BR are low, and this will take advantage of that void while driving up demand for skilled workers in the region.



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HowboutthemTigers
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how far out are we on this? they already have a building or a lot to build on?

prob 5 yrs tops from now. They're 3 consecutive blocks of empty lots, one is for IBM and one is for Bernhards new "project". So IBM would have to build a new building, the lot theyre targeting is the old Advocate building that is torn down



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jaTigerfan
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re: IBM expansion in Baton Rouge to be announced next week, report says


No, I believe they're building a new office building. Not sure how tall it needs to be to hold 1100 offices.





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