The systems and software engineering services firm Performance Software has announced their newest project, a software development center, will open in New Orleans. The company specializes in avionics and defense industries and will also develop new business in the energy and healthcare industries once the center opens.
“We’re proud that Performance Software chose Louisiana over several other states for the creation of a new software development location that will support the energy, defense, aerospace and healthcare industries,” said Governor Jindal. This is a significant win for our state, bringing valuable technology expertise to Louisiana while creating exciting new career opportunities for many Louisiana families. We are pleased that Performance Software recognizes Louisiana’s thriving business climate, outstanding growth potential and highly skilled workforce.”
Louisiana Economic Development (LED), which has a mission to cultivate jobs and economic opportunity in state, began discussions with Performance Software in August 2013. Performance Software will benefit from the Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive. Louisiana will also provide the comprehensive workforce solutions of LED FastStart®, a workforce development training program.
While no location has been chosen, the company is looking into real estate options and plans to begin hiring by the second quarter of this year.
“New Orleans is establishing itself as a hub for talent, fresh ideas and creative minds,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. “As the most immediate laboratory for innovation and change, our city has the fastest-growing tech market in America. We are continuing to diversify our knowledge-based economy while strengthening our energy, technology, healthcare and hospitality sectors.”