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Company plans to bring 100-plus tech jobs to Charleston area

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Published: Oct. 21, 2019 at 3:53 PM EDT
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A software company that plans to bring more than 100 jobs to the Kanawha Valley had a grand-opening ceremony in Charleston Monday morning.

Infor runs cloud applications for both local and federal government organizations. They also work with government contractors.

Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, and Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, attended the event at Charleston's Laidley Tower.

“This is such a tremendous opportunity for Charleston - not only to showcase that the city is a great place for tech investment and that we have the workforce to support it, but also that this is an opportunity for other employers - like Infor - to realize that Charleston is a great place to encourage employees to relocate," Capito said. "This win-win partnership is exactly why I worked hard and lobbied Info to come to Charleston. This investment is not only going to pay off in dividends, but it is also going to help re-brand the business community in West Virginia.”

Manchin said the new jobs will help strengthen the local economy.

“Today is a great day for Charleston and the entire state," he said. "We have worked hard to bring innovative companies like Infor to West Virginia. Innovative companies like Infor diversify and strengthen our economy and create good paying jobs that West Virginians can fill.

"Infor’s investment in our state is proof that we can check all of the boxes for companies looking to expand, which is why I met with Infor multiple times over the past few years to make clear that West Virginia as the perfect place to do business."

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