CenturyLink headquarters to stay in Monroe


ULM Hawkeye

According to an article in KNOE, Gov. John Bel Edwards and CenturyLink have reached a deal to extend the telecommunication company’s contract. The current contract is set to expire in 2020. This new deal could mean the CenturyLink headquarters will remain in Monroe until 2025.
Both the Governor’s office and CenturyLink have yet to confirm the new deal.
CenturyLink is the largest public company headquartered in Louisiana. It is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global customers in more than 60 countries.
Along with providing thousands of jobs in state, the company also provides career opportunities for ULM students.
According to Pujan Dahal, having the headquarters stay in Monroe is beneficial to both the city and the state. Having interned at CenturyLink for about a year now, Dahal, a senior computer information systems major, said that he has been able to grow professionally through the various student-oriented career workshops the company organizes every now and then.
The previous deal was signed in 2011 under former Gov. Bobby Jindal.