Fortune 200 company CenturyLink announced Thursday, that it will be creating a new traditional neighborhood development known as century village.
“This will be a mixed used area, century village. It will involve businesses, local retail shops, along with residential areas,” says Glen Post, CEO/President of CenturyLink.
Accessible to those that work for the company and those that don’t, CenturyLink CEO Glen Post says Century Village will be a major recruiting factor for the company.
“We try to attract the best talent in the world to CenturyLink and to this area. This is going to help create an advancement in quality of life in Northeast Louisiana and Monroe,” says Post.
Along with new neighborhood development, CenturyLink will host its first commercial tenant in Century Village, IBM.
“We’ve signed a long-term business transformation agreement with them. They’ve agreed to bring a lot of jobs here to Monroe,” says Post.
Along with bringing jobs to the area, IBM representatives say advancements in the information technology world will happen right here in our back yards.
“When you think about the it world, we’re going to be doing cloud work and mobile work here. We’re really excited to be able to enter new technology and support our clients through the team here in Monroe,” says Joanne Collins-Smee, IBM Delivery Centers Coordinator.
The construction process for Century Village is expected to start in the coming months.