Governor Doug Ducey on Wednesday visited Milestone Technologies’ new Arizona office, and announced at least 100 new jobs that the company will provide in the next nine months.
Milestone Technologies is a California-based tech IT services company that specializes in streamlining IT infrastructure through a combination of expert professionals and innovative automation technologies. The company merges advanced artificial intelligence with human skill to keep costs low for clients and keep jobs from moving offshore. Milestone services demanding, fast-growing clients, many of which operate out of Silicon Valley.
Milestone arrived in Phoenix ready to get to work and excited to grow. With its newly outfitted office in the Sky Harbor area, the company is ready to service its existing clients and is prepared to accommodate the new ones it intends to attract. The Phoenix office is equipped to house help desks, data center services, network operations and call centers.
“This is our first venture outside of Silicon Valley, and so we’re happy that expansion is here. We think the talent pool is here, we think the skills are available here,” said Nelson Eng, president and CEO of Milestone.
Gov. Ducey welcomed Milestone to the Valley, emphasizing the growing private sector throughout the state. He noted that since 2015, Arizona has added 160,000 new private sector jobs, and at least 300 companies have relocated or expanded into the state.
“That’s a real testament to Arizona’s economic attractiveness, our embrace of innovation, our low tax environment, our commonsense approach to regulation and our talented workforce,” Ducey said.
Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, also joined in welcoming Milestone, reassuring the company that Arizona is invested in its success as a company and looks forward to helping them thrive.
“Milestone’s growth and plans to create an artificial intelligence center of excellence also speaks volumes to our thriving innovation sector,” Watson said. “When companies like this choose Arizona, it sends a signal that Arizona is the best place indeed to test new ideas, new business models and scale great companies.”