BlueLine Associates will establish a new software development office at the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge, creating 40 new jobs with an average salary of $40,000, plus benefits.
Baton Rouge will be the fourth U.S. facility for the North Carolina-based company. Established in 2009, BlueLine Associates provides business process management services to companies to improve their processes, to support the implementation of information technology systems, and to create information management systems. In November 2015, the company was named one of Consulting magazine’s fastest-growing firms.
“BlueLine is very excited about expanding our presence to Baton Rouge,” said BlueLine Associates President Rocky Silvestri. “The new office will primarily focus on application development, so we plan on hiring local developers, QA engineers, project managers, support agents and supervisors, along with administrator managers. Our applications are contracted by startups and Fortune 500 companies. We visited a number of states, and the mission of the Louisiana Economic Development team, along with the strong sense of community, motivated us to expand in Louisiana.”
LED began discussing a potential project with BlueLine in October 2015. To secure the project, Louisiana offered BlueLine a competitive incentive package that includes the LED FastStart® workforce development program. The company also is expected to utilize Louisiana’s Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive, as well as the Quality Jobs Program.
“BlueLine Associates’ new software development office in Baton Rouge is a great addition to Louisiana’s ever-growing digital media and software development sector,” said Gov. Bobby Jindal. “Not only will BlueLine find a large pool of qualified talent here, the company will join the list of major tech projects that have invested in Louisiana, including EA, CGI, IBM, Gameloft, GE and many others. Since 2008, we’ve worked tirelessly to improve Louisiana’s business climate and competitiveness, and this new investment by BlueLine Associates is a testament to our hard work.”
“BlueLine Associates adds a new team to the growing base of software companies in the Capital Region, and we congratulate them on their success as they move forward to open their fourth U.S. location,” said President and CEO Adam Knapp of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. “We are pleased to see they are taking advantage of one of our best regional assets, the Louisiana Technology Park. By establishing this office, they will have access to a collaborative work environment and will contribute to our innovation economy.”