Published Thursday, 27 September 2012
Minister Foster has secured a jobs boost during a US investment mission. (© DETI)
The Enterprise Minister made the announcement in San Francisco where she and Invest NI Chief Executive Alastair Hamilton are meeting with existing and potential investors and building trade links.
The American company provides event platform software for the casino gaming, hospitality and entertainment sectors.
The company will establish a support, operations and software development centre from which to service existing markets in the US and new European markets.
Invest NI is offering £412,500 to support the project.
Minister Arlene Foster said: "I met with senior management from Quantus in San Francisco yesterday to finalise negotiations with Invest NI and ensure that this project was secured for Northern Ireland.
"In discussing business plans with the company, I was greatly impressed with how rapidly this young, dynamic firm has grown since it was established in late 2011 and with its proposed plans for future growth.
"Generating over £1.75 million annually in salaries, the jobs being promoted will pay well above the NI private sector median, in line with Programme for Government objectives."
The Minister added: "The decision by Quantus to locate this project in Northern Ireland demonstrates once again that this region is a global location of choice for international companies."
James Romeo of Quantus said: "In deciding on a new location for our centre, Belfast was the clear winner in terms of skills, accessibility to target markets and connectivity."
He said that the decision to base in Belfast over other global sites was due to the offer of help from Invest NI.
Matt Bieber of Quantus added: "It is an honour to work with Invest Northern Ireland and this investment in Belfast supports our overall growth strategy, which together with our new sales office in Los Angeles, strengthens our US customer engagements, particularly in Las Vegas and San Francisco."