Perficient to Site in Lafayette, La.
15 Sep, 2014
Perficient announces it will establish a software development center in Lafayette, creating 245 new jobs. The company is a leading information technology and management consulting firm serving large enterprise customers throughout North America across industries such as health care, financial services, retail, energy, electronics, automotive and manufacturing.
Perficient is the third major software development and technology sector project to select Lafayette in the past several months. In April, CGI selected the area; and in July, Enquero selected the region.
“Once again, our business climate, our quality colleges and universities, and our outstanding environment for technology investments in Acadiana have combined to produce a great win for Lafayette and our state,” says Gov. Bobby Jindal. “Research campuses like the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and our technical college campuses are vital to our economy because they serve as a pipeline of great workers for jobs of the future.”
“We spent several months carefully assessing multiple markets and options across the United States for the build-out of our domestic delivery center,” says Jeff Davis, CEO, Perficient. “Lafayette emerged as the ideal location for this meaningful expansion. Lafayette’s educated workforce and proximity to several universities were factors, as were the innovative programs established by supportive local and state leaders focused on economic growth. We firmly believe our Lafayette-based center will broaden our flexibility and capacity to serve our growing roster of enterprise clients.”
Illustration by Stuart Miles at Free Digital Photos.net