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Jindal stops in Lafayette to announce new tech center will create 350 jobs

Gov. Bobby Jindal stopped in Lafayette to announce with Enquero Inc. that the IT company has selected Lafayette to open its first Agile Delivery Center, a high-performance technology center that will create 350 new direct jobs with an average salary of $64,300 per year.

The new center will provide enterprise software products and services to commercial clients. The Louisiana Economic Development Authority estimates the project will result in 354 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 700 new jobs in the Acadiana Region and surrounding area.

"Enquero is the latest in a long string of IT and software companies that we've welcomed to Louisiana, including CGI, CSC, Electronic Arts, Gameloft, GE Capital and IBM. Since we took office in 2008, Louisiana's technology sector has experienced absolute growth of 25 percent, making it the fastest-growing industry in our state and a great source of diversity, vibrancy and innovation for our economy. Louisiana now has more people working than ever before and this project provides further validation of our work to create a new Louisiana. With Louisiana's outstanding business climate, strong technology infrastructure and talented workforce, we are encouraging more companies like Enquero to invest in our state and create great jobs for Louisiana's families," the governor said.

Enquero, based in Silicon Valley in Milpitas, Calif., is an idea created by three leaders in the global consulting and systems integration industry. These three leaders--Hemant Asher, Kabir Singh and Arvinder Pal Singh-- possess decades of combined experience in the global technology industry. The addition to the community is welcomed by the administration of UL Lafayette, which is well respected among the higher education community for its leadership in technology fields.

"We are proud to welcome Enquero, a company from Silicon Valley, to the Silicon Bayou," UL Lafayette President Joseph Savoie said. "An entrepreneurial community like Lafayette, home to an established research university, is ideal for such an enterprising company to grow. Enquero will receive support from UL Lafayette's reputable computer science program and, in turn, the university and region will benefit from its presence through job creation and economic growth."

Read the KATC article here