From The Times Picayune, By Renita D. Young
Officials Monday (Feb. 16) announced it will open a 400-job IBM Application Development and Innovation Center partnering with Monroe-based telecommunications company CenturyLink as part of a 10-year agreement with the state of Louisiana.
The IBM center in Monroe will anchor a new 88-acre, mixed-use development employing smart-growth principles and will include a complementary mix of residential, commercial and recreational uses. The new development will be located along U.S. Highway 165 directly across from CenturyLink’s corporate headquarters. Following a competitive selection process, CenturyLink chose developer Robert Daigle, who built the River Ranch traditional neighborhood development near Lafayette, to lead the development of the community.
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