Posted: Sep 26, 2013 10:58 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Sep 26, 2013 10:58 AM
BATON ROUGE - State and local leaders will break ground this afternoon at the location of the planned IBM technology center in downtown Baton Rouge.
The sale of the property where the tech center will be located was finalized earlier this week. The Manship family owned the property, which used to be the site of The Advocate newspaper offices.
The Manships are also owners of WBRZ-TV.
IBM is expected to open the office in spring 2015, and employ around 800 people there once it's fully up and running. They recently launched a page where people can sign up for job fairs.
The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 1:50 p.m. at the nearby Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.
News 2 will have more from today's groundbreaking starting at 4 p.m.