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Southfield Beats Out Florida for Decision Consultants, Inc. Expansion Project

Tuesday, November 09, 1999

John Truscott
(517) 335-6397

492 New Jobs for Southfield and Michigan Decision Consultants, Inc., has chosen Southfield over Florida for a new $15.6 million expansion, Governor John Engler announced today. The project will create 492 new jobs, 250 directly by the company, for Michigan workers. "Decision Consultants is a great asset to Michigan's business community," Engler said. "It is important to keep a growing company like Decision Consultants in Michigan because it creates high wage jobs for our workers." Of the 492 new jobs, 242 will be created from spending by people who receive income from the jobs at Decision Consultants, Inc., according to an economic analysis done by the University of Michigan. Engler also announced the approval of a tax credit for Decision Consultants, Inc., worth $7,885,000 over fifteen years. The tax credit was approved by the Michigan Economic Growth Authority, or MEGA. This project will provide more than $25 million in revenue to the state over the life of the agreement, resulting in a net positive gain for the state of over $17 million after the MEGA credit. The project is expected to generate nearly $315 million in personal income. Decision Consultants, Inc., was founded in 1976 as Metro Computer Consultants. In 1981 the company received prime vendor status from Ford Motor Company and a year later changed its name to Decision Consultants, Inc. The company now has over 1,800 employees in ten offices around the United States and is an information technology service provider to Fortune 1000 companies. Its core competencies include Delivery Management, Application Management, Enabling Technology Solutions and Integrated Testing. The expansion project involves a performance center to be used in delivery of Technology Solutions. Jack Krasula, chairman and CEO of Decision Consultants, Inc., commented, "Michigan is where DCI began its business, and I am pleased that with this state partnership, DCI will be able to do its share to increase Michigan's employment base and contribute to the state's dynamic economic growth." The Michigan Economic Growth Authority program, which is administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is used to promote high quality economic growth and job creation in Michigan that would not occur without this program.  

Decision Consultants,Incorporated
MEGA Analysis
Summary Estimated
(All estimates in 1999 dollars)

Direct 250

Revenue Forgone $ 7,885,000
Revenue Gain $ 25,196,000
Average Wage $ 1,123/week
Personal Income Generated Over Life of MEGA Agreement $ 314,944,000