- Associated Press - Thursday, September 4, 2014

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - St. Louis-based Perficient Inc. says it will establish a software development center in Louisiana that is expected to create 245 jobs.

The announcement was made Thursday by Perficient CEO Jeff Davis and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

The plan for the center follows earlier announcements of new operations in the Lafayette area by software development and technology companies CGI and Enquero.

Perficient plans to launch its operation before the end of 2014.

Louisiana Economic Development officials say the company has been offered an incentive package including aid under the state’s FastStart workforce development program as well as incentives under Louisiana’s Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive program and the state’s Quality Jobs program.