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Computershare chooses Louisville for 250-person office

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Australian financial services firm Computershare plans to open a Louisville facility, creating as many as 250 new jobs for management, human resources and other functions, state and local officials said Wednesday.

In a statement, Mayor Greg Fischer said the deal was "months in the making."

"This is a huge win for our community and our state, and we are excited to welcome Computershare to town and get started working together," Fischer said in a statement.

A Computershare spokeswoman said the company plans to lease space downtown -- an area that has experienced a glut of office space in recent years -- and open its facility next April.

Wednesday's announcement comes two days after the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved an offer of up to $2.5 million from the state and Louisville Metro government to entice Computershare to follow through with its plan.

The deal would allow Computershare to claim up to $250,000 a year for ten years -- 75 percent of which would come from state coffers; 25 percent from Metro government.

State records say the 250 jobs would pay an average hourly wage of $20 – or $41,600 annually – but that figure includes the value of employee benefits like health insurance.

“Computershare has considered multiple cities for this operation and we are extremely excited that they still have Louisville on their list,” a finance authority official had said at the Monday meeting.

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