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Provalus to hold event next week; governor to attend

City and company officials announced this week that Gov. Kay Ivey will attend the technology company’s groundbreaking ceremonies set for 3 p.m. on Oct. 25.

Atlanta-based parent company Optomi selected Brewton as the site of a new ProValus subsidiary designed to provide information technology outsourcing services onshore. The company will bring some 300 jobs to the local economy with an economic impact of more than $18 million annually. Training is underway for computer coding employees at the company’s temporary office space downtown.

ProValus plans a three-building complex on the Dogwood Hills site that was once the city’s municipal golf course. That operation closed early this year after years of declining use by golfers.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony.