Hitachi Consulting Partners with the Research Valley Partnership to Bring New Jobs to Bryan-College Station Texas

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On-shore IT services and support facility will deliver new professional services and IT jobs in support of Hitachi Consulting’s complete range of strategy, implementation, and technology services for businesses across the globe

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We are thrilled that Hitachi Consulting has chosen Bryan-College Station to locate their new delivery center. They are an industry leader bringing new IT jobs to our area, said Todd E. McDaniel, CEcD, President/CEO of the Research Valley Partnership.

Hitachi Consulting, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd (TSE: 6501) and a leading provider of IT consulting and management consulting solutions and services, today announced that it has chosen Bryan-College Station Texas out of a potential 250 U.S. cities to host a new on-shore IT services delivery center for their global Managed Services business. The company plans to quickly establish a strong presence in the region to further expand their global delivery scale. The center is expected to employ up to 50 people in the next 12 to 18 months, making Hitachi Consulting one of the top employers in the area.

The rigorous selection process for the facility initially included an analysis of consumer price index, population, geographic proximity to existing offices and commercial airports, preference for central time zone, and a strong supporting network of higher education offering IT degrees. In collaboration with the Research Valley Partnership and utilizing an innovative geospatial site selection tool, they then took their research one step further, collecting additional data regarding the average wage rate for IT jobs as well as number of IT employees in each market based on job classes. Bryan-College Station scored considerably higher than the competition and became the obvious best choice for Hitachi Consulting’s needs.

“It was extremely important to identify a location with a technologically diverse yet locally-centric talent pool together with access to a wide range of available functional and technical support skills across a broad mix of technologies.” said Jim Cole, Senior Vice President of Global Managed Services for Hitachi Consulting. “We found this unique mix in Bryan-College Station and are very excited to become a significant contributor to the local economy while helping to deliver the solutions our clients are demanding.”

“We are thrilled that Hitachi Consulting has chosen Bryan-College Station to locate their new delivery center,” said Todd E. McDaniel, CEcD, President/CEO of the Research Valley Partnership. “They are an industry leader bringing new IT jobs to our area. We are proud they can leverage our strong network of high-quality universities and state of the art technical infrastructure to further develop their business while opening up exciting employment opportunities for our community.”

This move marks another milestone in Hitachi Consulting’s growth strategy and vision to provide IT value through lower costs, higher quality and consistent delivery of their strategy, implementation, and technology services for businesses across the globe.

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About Hitachi Consulting Corporation
As Hitachi, Ltd.'s global consulting company, with operations throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Hitachi Consulting is a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to Global 2000 companies across many industries. With a balanced view of strategy, people, process and technology, we work with companies to understand their unique business needs, and to develop and implement practical business strategies and technology solutions. From business strategy development through application deployment, our consultants are committed to helping clients quickly realize measurable business value and achieve sustainable ROI.

Its client base includes 35 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the Global 100, along with many mid-market leaders. With offices throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Hitachi Consulting employs approximately 5,000 professionals across 12 countries with delivery centers in India (Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad), China (Guangzhou) and the United States (Fargo, North Dakota) to offer global delivery scale. For more information, visit http://www.hitachiconsulting.com.

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About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

About The Research Valley Partnership
The Research Valley Partnership serves as the catalyst of economic development in the region, connecting community, university and industry, and building upon the foundation of Texas A&M University’s global expertise in engineering, energy and biosciences. The Research Valley Partnership helps grow, expand, and attract business to the Research Valley through our planning, services, and support. For more information, please visit http://www.researchvalley.org.

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