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Excella Establishes New Orleans, Louisiana, Talent Hub

Excella, an Agile technology firm that specializes in artificial intelligence and modernizing IT systems, is establishing a talent hub in New Orleans, Louisiana. The project is expected to create 150 jobs over the next five years.

The investment will expand the company’s software development team for government and business clients.

“I’m excited to bring Excella to Louisiana and be part of building the state into the country’s most creative tech hub,” said Excella CEO and cofounder Burton White.

The state of Louisiana offered Excella a competitive incentives package including a $2.7 million Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive tax credit. The company also plans to utilize the recruitment and customized training services of LED FastStart, Louisiana’s nationally acclaimed workforce development program.

“This is a great win for Louisiana’s rapidly expanding technology sector,” noted Governor John Bel Edwards. “Companies like Excella are diversifying the state’s economy while also driving innovation and empowering our workforce with quality, high-paying jobs.”

Virginia-based Excella was founded 20 years ago with the mission to create modern, meaningful technology solutions for federal agencies, brands and nonprofits. The company has grown into a 270-person, remote-flexible firm with locations in high-potential tech markets across the nation.

“This announcement represents a homecoming for Excella co-founder Burton White, a long-time leading tech executive,” noted Michael Hecht, president and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. “This validates the over 18 months that GNO, Inc. and partners have been working with Excella, and also the fact that, trends in remote work notwithstanding, connecting a company with a strong local community remains a winning strategy.”

Excella plans to partner and invest in Louisiana-based organizations and events such as NOLAvate, Operation Spark and Black Tech NOLA.

“As the city’s technology economy continues to expand, New Orleans Business Alliance is excited to welcome Excella,” said Norman E. Barnum IV, NOLABA president and CEO. “NOLABA looks forward to working with Excella to connect with the vast and diverse talent networks available in New Orleans. The future of technology employment will continue to become more flexible, and New Orleans is poised to benefit from this trend.”

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