By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter
Tata Consultancy Services — an India-based information technology consulting firm — is growing its footprint in Arizona.
TCS announced July 14 it was investing more than $300 million by 2026 and will hire more than 220 new employees by 2023.
That will bring Tata’s Phoenix area workforce to more than 1,000 employees.
The company currently has 780 employees in the state. The company also plans on expanding its support for STEM and computer science education programs in the state.
“We are delighted to expand our presence in Arizona, tap local talent to help clients in their transformation journeys, and contribute to the growth of the technology industry here,” said Surya Kant, chairman of North America for TCS. “We also look forward to expanding our community engagement through our STEM initiatives to help nurture the next generation of local technology leaders in our schools.”
Gov. Doug Ducey welcomed the growth.
“TCS has a global reputation for excellence,” Ducey said. “Their selection of Arizona for this significant expansion demonstrates the strength of the Phoenix market and vitality of our local businesses. We are also grateful for TCS’ continued support of local STEM education, which has been a priority in Arizona. TCS has been a fantastic private sector partner and we look forward to their continued success.”
Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO Sandra Watson said the announcement shows the strength of the state’s technology sector.
“Arizona is excited to see TCS add to its already sizable presence in the state with the addition of more than 220 new jobs,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority. “This investment highlights Arizona’s thriving innovation ecosystem as well as our robust pipeline for technology talent. We thank TCS for their continued commitment to our state.”