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File #: 19-2388   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 3/7/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a Chapter 380 Economic Development Incentive Fund Agreement in an amount not to exceed $500,000.00 with Accenture Federal Services, LLC. Funding is available from the Economic Development Incentive Fund FY 2019 Budget.
Attachments: 1. COSAContractsDisclosureForm (002), 2. Safeguard 380 Grant Agmt (ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE) (2.25.19), 3. Draft Ordinance A, 4. Draft Resolution B, 5. Ordinance 2019-03-07-0189
Related files: 19-2389, 19-1738
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DEPARTMENT: Economic Development

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Rene Dominguez

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 1, 6, & 8

SUBJECT:

Consideration of (A) an Ordinance authorizing a Chapter 380 Economic Development Incentive Fund Grant Agreement of $500,000 with Accenture Federal Services, LLC (Accenture) and (B) a Resolution nominating Accenture for designation as a Texas Enterprise Zone Project.

SUMMARY:

Accenture Federal Services, LLC (Accenture) is considering expanding the company's operations at its three project sites in San Antonio. The project would include the creation of 500 new, full-time jobs over four years with a proposed capital investment of $5 million in real and personal property. Staff is requesting City Council consideration of an Ordinance authorizing a Chapter 380 Economic Development Incentive Fund (EDIF) Grant Agreement with Accenture for up to a maximum of $500,000, based on the creation of 500 new, full-time jobs within four years of which 250 will earn at least $50,000 annually. Of the grant amount, $250,000 will be restricted to workforce development in order to support the company's robust internship program and its training program. Funding in the amount of $500,000 is available in the Economic Development Incentive Fund FY 2019 Adopted Budget. Staff is also requesting Council consideration of a Resolution nominating Accenture for designation as a Texas Enterprise Zone Project.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Started in the 1950s as the business and technology consulting division of Andersen Consulting, Accenture is a leading global management consulting and professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy consulting, digital, technology, and operations. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and has operations in over 200 cities in 120 countries with a workforce of over 425,000 employees. The company has a strong federal contract side of business with 95 of the Fortune Global 100 listed as clients....

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