Worldwide technology company makes home in downtown Lansing

An IT company with a global presence put down roots in Lansing by consolidating mid-Michigan operations in the newly renovated Knapp's Centre.
In mid-April, CGI cut the ribbon on their new 3,200-square foot office that's just blocks away from three key accounts with the State of Michigan. The location provides a hub for the more than 100 CGI employees working in Lansing on any given day, as well as a Michigan base for growth and outreach to other CGI clients across the state.
"It's important for us to be very near to our clients," says Jon Jasper, CGI account executive for state and local government for Michigan. "That's what differentiates us from others in the industry. We push hard to have that client proximity."
Founded in 1976, CGI has grown into the fifth largest independent IT and business process services company in the world. The Canadian-headquartered company has 68,000 professionals in 400 offices across 40 countries. The company provides business and IT consulting, systems integration services, application development and management, infrastructure services, and business process services for both government and industry. CGI is currently implementing the State's enterprise resource plan (ERP) system, Project SIGMA, and supporting Healthy Michigan.
"Our team loves the fact that downtown Lansing is so convenient and has access to so many restaurants," Jasper says. "There's also a real variety of things to do within walking distance for folks who travel here from out-of-town."
In addition to the three Lansing-based initiatives, CGI serves five additional accounts across Michigan.
Source: Jon Jasper, Account Executive for State and Local Government for Michigan, CGI
Writer: Ann Kammerer, News Editor
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