Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and leading managed service provider (MSP) Milestone Technologies, Inc. announced today the company’s plans to create 100 new jobs in Arizona over the next nine months. Milestone is occupying nearly 8,000 square feet of office space in east Phoenix.

“Milestone’s choice to expand in Arizona is a testament to our low taxes, common-sense approach to regulation, and our talented workforce,” said Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. “Our state welcomes Milestone and we look forward to the big things ahead for this company.”

As a managed service provider, Milestone Technologies provides advanced business services and other IT support for international corporate clients. Milestone uses technology intelligently to make IT infrastructures smarter and streamlined. The company is based in Fremont, California.

“Milestone is excited to open this new Phoenix facility as it will facilitate expansion outside of our Silicon Valley home in order to meet the growing demands of our global customers,” said Nelson Eng, President & CEO of Milestone Technologies, Inc.

Doug Tracy, COO of Milestone Technologies Inc., added: “Phoenix is an extremely attractive geography for Milestone’s expansion thanks to an increasing number of Fortune 1000 technology operations centers and a large, readily-available talent pool of skilled workers and university graduates. We believe these dynamics and Milestone’s Artificial Intelligence expertise and capabilities are key to our ability to continue offering and delivering superior and cost-competitive solutions.”

As a provider to corporate clients, Milestone anticipates new business for them will create additional jobs, depending on the clients’ needs. Currently, Milestone has 2,000 employees and serves over 200 companies worldwide.

“Milestone’s selection of Arizona to establish its new Artificial Intelligence & Automation Center of Excellence further positions our state as a leader in emerging technologies,” said Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “This project speaks volumes about the quality of talent and pro-business environment Arizona offers.”

At its new Phoenix location which is in operation, Milestone is supporting a prominent global entertainment company and global enterprise software company with its new shared service offering. Milestone’s new Artificial Intelligence & Automation Center of Excellence will also be located on the site. The company is currently hiring for positions in Phoenix including Cognitive Solutions Engineer, Cognitive Solutions Architect, Network Engineer, Tableau Developer and Conversational Experience Designer.