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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Data Systems International, a global high-tech software company, is moving its headquarters and 150 employees from Overland Park, Kan., to downtown Kansas City.

The company will receive a $6.3 million incentive package from Missouri for the move, which is expected by March.

Matt McGraw, president and CEO of DSI, says downtown Kansas City’s vibrant atmosphere would help his company attract younger and more progressive people.

The DSI decision occurs while Kansas City and its suburbs in Kansas are competing for businesses. The Kansas City Star reports that Kansas offered DSI several million dollars to stay in Overland Park.

Besides its Kansas City area workforce, which is expected to reach 152 people by the time it moves downtown, DSI has hundreds of employees around the world.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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