RI (October 3, 2019)…City Council President Sabina Matos and a majority of the City
Council tonight introduced a
resolution, which was passed unanimously by the body, urging the General Assembly
to pass Senate
Bill 6266. These bills enables the State Lottery Division of the Department of Revenue to
enter into a contract extension with IGT Global Solutions Corporation.
a multi-billion dollar company that is homegrown, and losing them would be
detrimental to the City of Providence and the State of Rhode Island,” stated
City Council President Sabina Matos. “Over the past 20-years Providence has
seen a transformation, and losing them would be losing momentum. With over
1,000 employees in Rhode Island, and 128 of those which live in Providence, we
can’t afford to lose this great local company. They have called Providence home
since 1976 and this is where they belong, and I stand with Governor Gina
Raimondo in wanting to keep them in our great capital city.”
now IGT Global Solutions, started operations here in the City of Providence in
1976. They began with just a few employees in offices over Capriccio’s
restaurant, and now has grown to become one of Rhode Island’s largest and most
successful IT startups. Today, IGT has over 12,000 employees around the
globe and has revenues of approximately $5Billion.
over 1,000 employees based in Rhode Island with roughly 128 employees that live
in Providence. Their commitment to maintain 1,100 direct jobs in the State will
generate $329.5M in value added economic activity. With two office locations in
Providence at the North American Lottery Headquarters at 10 Memorial Boulevard
and its National Response Center ( a 24/7 call center) located at 75 Baker
Street on the City’s Southside they are embedded into our City’s economic
company, they not only are a substantial contributor to the City of
Providence’s tax base, but their philanthropy can be seen throughout the city.
They currently support 20 After School Advantage Computer Labs and provide
technology opportunities to students throughout the City. Since their inception
they have supported several non-profit entities through their corporate
philanthropy including Crossroads, Lifespan, Year Up, United Way, WaterFire,
First Works, and Amos House just to name a few.
President Matos continued, “Extending their contract with the State of Rhode
Island will ensure that this Providence born company which has operated in our
capital city for 40+ years will remain right here. That’s not just good for
Rhode Island, but it’s good for the City and its residents.”
For more information visit us online at council.providenceri.gov.