Austin downtown skyline view and view down Congress Avenue with the Texas State Capitol building in view.

A consulting company focused on data and artificial intelligence, Sense Corp., is moving its corporate headquarters from St. Louis to Austin.

The company, founded in 1996, already had an office in Austin. It also has operations in Dallas, Houston, Columbus, and Minneapolis.

“While a large portion of our business has always come from Texas, we are excited to strengthen our presence in Austin,” Keat Wilkins, Sense Corp CEO, said in a news release. “Moving home to Austin and relocating the headquarters brings us back to our roots.”

Sense plans to create 200 new jobs and invest more than $80 million in Texas during the next five years, according to a news release.

 “I am proud to welcome the new Sense Corp headquarters to the Lone Star State, and I am grateful for the hundreds of new jobs they will create in the city of Austin,” Governor Greg Abbott said in a news release. “Texas is a national leader in economic growth and job creation thanks to investments from companies like Sense Corp, and we look forward to this continued partnership. Working together, we will keep Texas the number one state for innovation, economic opportunity, and prosperity.”

“This move highlights our focus on digital transformation within the commercial and government sectors,” Jimmy Schatte, Senior Vice President of Public Sector at Sense Corp., said in a news release. “We’ll be better positioned to serve our agency customers here in Texas and nationwide.”

Sense’s Austin office focuses on commercial, public sector, technology, and marketing divisions. The Sense Corp headquarters is located at 2500 Bee Cave Rd. Building 3, Suite 100.

“We’ve experienced a 125 percent increase in headcount within the Austin office in the last two years,” Wilkins said. “Given this explosive growth, we wanted the new headquarters to improve innovation, collaboration and cost-competitiveness, while providing an exceptional state-of-the-art work environment for our employees.”

Sense Corp plans to continue to have a strong presence in St. Louis, supporting administration, finance, training, and IT functions.