Thursday, October 22, 2009

It's No Chicken Plant

Richard Burgess reporting for the Advocate wrote this article about ATC Associates, a national engineering and environmental consulting firm relocating it's main office from Boston to right here in Lafayette. Am I dreaming? Apparently not. From the article:
ATC Associates, which has 65 branches in 36 states, announced the move at a news conference Wednesday at Lafayette City Hall. The company has a branch office in Lafayette with about 25 employees but plans to add 20 corporate positions before the end of the year with more professional jobs to follow after the transition is complete, ATC Associates CEO Bobby Toups said. ATC Associates Chief Financial Officer Paul Grillo said it speaks well for the area that many of the résumés the company has received are from Acadiana expatriates looking to return. Gothreaux said a key to attracting more firms such as ATC Associates is Louisiana’s “Quality Jobs” incentive program, which provides a cash rebate to companies that create well-paying jobs. The program offers up to a 6 percent rebate on payroll for new jobs and other rebates for capital expenditures.

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