Silicon Valley to Silicon Bayou: Enquero Makes Investment in Lafayette with New Tech Center

Enquero is an enterprise solutions company delivering business capability as a service to the enterprise segment. The firm announced yesterday (July 7) that a new high-performance technology center will be opening in Lafayette. The Agile Delivery Center™ will be the company’s first bricks-and-mortar domestic outsourcing site beyond Silicon Valley.

EnqueroEnquero will launch operations in August and begin hiring soon after. The tech center will create 350 new direct jobs, all of which are expected to be filled by the end of 2017.

The confirmed selection of the tech center’s location is due in part to Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and its collaboration with Enquero to settle on an incentives packages that works for both the state and the company. Enquero will receive the services of LED FastStart®, the nation’s No. 1 state workforce development program, and will be eligible for Louisiana’s Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive.

“In evaluating various locations as potential homes to incubate Enquero’s first Agile Delivery Center™, we defined cultural fit, availability of relevant talent and infrastructure readiness as our major criteria,” Asher said. “Lafayette and the State of Louisiana far exceeded our expectations from all dimensions. We found Lafayette to be an extremely entrepreneurial community with strong alignment between its community stakeholders, such as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, South Louisiana Community College, Lafayette Economic Development Authority and others. The community leaders clearly understood Enquero’s vision and its needs as a growth company. We are extremely honored to be joining this community, and we look forward to playing a role in its future growth.”

LED estimates that in addition to the direct jobs created, the Enquero project will also result in 354 indirect jobs, totaling over 700 new jobs throughout the Acadiana region.

The Enquero news follows other technology projects throughout the state such as CGI, CSC, Electronic Arts, Gameloft, GE Capital and IBM, as Governor Bobby Jindal mentioned in his announcement speech. Gov. Jindal said, “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… 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.”