Silicon Valley business making way to Lafayette
July 7, 2014 — Silicon Valley is making it's way to Lafayette after Bobby Jindal announced this afternoon that enterprise solutions company Enquero plans to build it's very first Agile Delivery Center in Cajun Country. Jindal and all those who have been apart of this process agree that the University of Louisiana's Computer Science department played a large role in acquiring Lafayette newest business.
Jindal said,"We are delighted to announce that Enquero Incorporated was going to create 350 new direct jobs right here in Lafayette, with an average salary of more than $64k a year before benefits. They'll actually start in the beginning of August. They are going to launch their commercial operations inviting clients directly to this location right here in Lafayette."
"For years we talked about UL's Computer Science Department being one of those hidden crown jewels. A program that truly punches above it's weight. Well I'm proud to announce that it's no longer a hidden jewel. The reality tis that more and more people are realizing the great work being done by the students, the staff, and the faculty on campus everyday."
In order to secure the project, Louisiana Economic Development offered Enquero tax incentives which include the Fast Start program, the state's Quality Jobs program, and Louisiana's Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive. While the project is estimated to bring 350 new direct jobs by 2017, the Louisiana Economic Development estimates another 354 indirect jobs bringing a total of over 700 new jobs to the area and state.