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Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce NTT DATA to Establish Digital Innovation Center in Nashville

Monday, March 15, 2021 | 10:00am
  • Trusted Global Innovator commits to creating 350 jobs in the state with opportunity to expand
  • NTT DATA’s Nashville location will be an innovation center focused on attracting, developing and retaining top talent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and NTT DATA officials announced today that the company will establish an innovation and digital delivery center in Nashville.

The global IT services leader will invest $9.9 million and create 350 jobs, including a focus on healthcare and manufacturing technology, as a result of the project.

NTT DATA’s new center will focus on developing and deploying digital and industry skills within the IT sector. The company will provide U.S.-based service delivery to local, national and international clients and serve as a cross-industry and technology showcase from its office in downtown Nashville’s Capitol View.

NTT DATA Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world’s largest IT and business service providers. Ranked 62nd in the Fortune Global 500, NTT DATA Corporation employs 130,000 people worldwide and delivers services in more than 50 countries. NTT DATA Services is a U.S.-based division with headquarters in Plano, Texas that employs more than 50,000 professionals who work with the world’s leading brands.

Over the last five years, TNECD has supported nearly 65 economic development projects in Davidson County, resulting in more than 18,000 job commitments and $2 billion in capital investment.

QUOTES

“NTT DATA’s decision to locate a strategic innovation and digital delivery center in Nashville underscores the vibrant economy and highly-skilled workforce of the entire Nashville region. Tennessee’s business-friendly environment gives companies of all types the opportunity to create quality jobs for our residents, and I thank NTT DATA for its investment in our state.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“NTT DATA provides game-changing IT solutions to some of the world’s best-known brands, and we are proud to add them to the portfolio of successful global companies that call Tennessee home. Nashville continues to be recognized as one of the top cities in the country for recruiting new talent, and we thank NTT DATA for creating exceptional opportunities for the region’s workforce.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“NTT DATA is focused on developing the next generation of consulting and technology talent to meet our clients’ needs and help them address critical business problems. We are delighted to partner with the State of Tennessee and the City of Nashville to bring the best talent to our clients and contribute to the economic success of the state and region.” – Dan Albright, Senior Vice President, Consulting, NTT DATA Services

“TVA and Nashville Electric Service congratulate NTT DATA on its decision to locate operations and create hundreds of new job opportunities in Nashville. Helping to foster job creation and investment in the Valley is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission and celebrate this announcement.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development

“Middle Tennessee’s technology sector is growing strong and producing great, high-quality jobs. With IT services being in such high demand, the success of companies like NTT DATA will pave the way for even more companies to grow. Cheers to NTT DATA on your company expansion!” – Sen. Brenda Gilmore (D-Nashville)

“I’m very excited about NTT DATA bringing 350 new IT jobs to Nashville and Davidson County. These are exactly the kind of high-tech jobs that the area needs. Congratulations to NTT DATA as well as to ECD and the local officials that helped make this happen.” – Rep. Harold Love Jr. (D-Nashville)

TNECD Media Contact
Molly Hair, Public Information Officer
(615) 878-0063
Molly.Hair@tn.gov

About NTT DATA
NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in over 50 countries. Our emphasis is on long-term commitment, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. For more information, visit www.nttdata.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.

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