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India-Based Stixis Technologies To Open U.S. Development Center In Baton Rouge, Louisiana

10/03/2014
India-based Stixis Technologies Inc. will open its first United States development center at the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge, creating 230 new jobs.

Based in Bangalore, Stixis Technologies Inc. engineers comprehensive software solutions coupled with application management, maintenance and support for customers across a range of sectors, including oil and gas, health care, digital media and entertainment, education, retail and government.

The company’s Baton Rouge site will be known as Stixis AMIGOs Development Center, with AMIGOs representing Agility Metamorphosis Incubator for Global Operations. Stixis will begin operations immediately at the Louisiana Technology Park, a hub for early-stage and startup technology firms. The company expects to reach employment of the 230 jobs by 2019.

“The Stixis AMIGOs Development Center will focus on innovation, which we think will be well-supported by highly skilled manpower available locally – scientists, engineers, university professors and research students,” CEO Rayudu Dhananjaya said. “This center is expected to accelerate solutions development, streamline software product delivery and give rise to new business models that help enterprises run more efficiently and stay competitive. We chose Louisiana and Baton Rouge after receiving excellent support from Louisiana Economic Development team members and after recognizing the value of compelling state incentives, such as LED FastStart and the Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive. In addition, we will be able to partner with major Louisiana universities and we have received excellent support from BRAC as we operationalize our center to accomplish our long-term goals in Baton Rouge.”

At the Louisiana Technology Park, Stixis will lease existing incubator tenant space, with the option of leasing and building-out larger, customized technology space at the park as company operations grow. Founded in 2009, Stixis operates a development center in Johannesburg, South Africa, and a United States sales office in the Dallas area in addition to its headquarters in Bangalore, India.

To secure the project, the State of Louisiana offered the company a competitive incentive package that includes the comprehensive workforce development solutions of LED FastStart. The company also is expected to utilize Louisiana’s Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive, as well as the Quality Jobs Program.

Governor Bobby Jindal said, “Since 2008, we’ve made economic development one of our top priorities and worked to make Louisiana a place where businesses want to invest. That work has paid off – Louisiana has become the nation’s new frontier for business opportunity, and nowhere is that more evident than in the technology sector. With the nation’s top state business climate and a top-notch tech workforce, Louisiana offers the very best value for expanding and relocating technology firms.

“It’s no wonder the world’s leading software development, digital media and information technology providers are coming to Louisiana – from EA, Gameloft and GE Capital to CGI, CSC and IBM. We’re also adding key emerging players, such as Perficient, Enquero, 4th Source, Performance Software and, now, Stixis. We’re proud that this global company selected Louisiana over many other states as the very best place to grow its technology business.”

“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 President/CEO Adam Knapp of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. “Stixis Technologies, an international company, will further enhance the digital industry ecosystem here. BRAC worked with the company to identify the space that would provide the growth opportunities and resources needed, and connected them with higher education partners to assist with workforce development.”

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