FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Officials say a defense contractor is adding 200 jobs to its North Carolina workforce in exchange for more than $2 million in financial incentives.

New outlets report Gov. Roy Cooper formally announced the expansion by Virginia-based Booz Allen Hamilton on Tuesday. The company will expand an existing facility Fayetteville and then expand in Cumberland County over the next five years. Most of the new jobs involve informational technology and pay an average salary of about $61,000.

Cooper says the company chose the area because of the workforce, which includes military spouses and veterans who live near Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune. The state Economic Investment Committee, Fayetteville City Council, Cumberland County Board of Commissioners and state community college training fund have committed funds for the expansion.