BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A technology company based in Bangalore, India is opening what the company's CEO calls its “second home” in Baton Rouge. Stixis Technologies is opening its first U.S. development center at the Louisiana Technology Park on Florida Boulevard.
Stixis creates software for companies in various different fields from the oil and gas industry to healthcare to entertainment and government sectors and promises 230 jobs averaging a little more than $59,000 a year.
"This is now a high-tech hub," Governor Bobby Jindal said. "This is not about looking back on what used to be here. It's about looking forward and saying this is where we are going to create the jobs of tomorrow for our children and grandchildren."
The company will partner with Baton Rouge's two main universities, LSU and Southern, to offer jobs and training.
"The digital industry in Baton Rouge continues to gain strength and momentum, thanks to companies like Stixis Technologies," Mayor-President Kip Holden said. "Not only will the company provide quality jobs and capital investment, they have a vision for developing the region's workforce through training courses led by company experts."
Baton Rouge business leaders echoed the political figures gathered at the company's official announcement saying a company like Stixis makes Baton Rouge more attractive.
"The Capital Region is fast becoming a hub for software development, with the talent, quality of life, and infrastructure to set companies up for success," said Adam Knapp, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber CEO. "[the company] will further enhance the digital industry ecosystem here. BRAC worked with the company to identify space that would provide the growth opportunities and resources needed and connected them with higher education partners to assist with workforce development."