Governor: Austin tech company will bring 350 jobs to New Orleans

Governor: Austin tech company will bring 350 jobs to New Orleans
Accruent will create 350 new direct jobs in New Orleans and establish a technology center of excellence in the city’s Central Business District(FOX 8 Photo)

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - An Austin, Texas-based technology company is bringing hundreds of jobs to New Orleans.

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Accruent CEO John Borgerding announced the company will create 350 new direct jobs in New Orleans and establish a technology center of excellence in the city's Central Business District.

Accruent specializes in software and IT products that enhance the real estate, construction, development, and facilities management functions of major clients in the retail, corporate, consumer goods, higher education, food and beverage and other sectors, according to a report issued by Governor Edwards.

Accruent has begun hiring, with plans to reach full employment in New Orleans by 2020. Commercial operations will begin later this month, according to a news release issued by Governor Edwards.

The 350 new direct jobs will include an average annual salary of $65,000, plus benefits.

"Our ultimate goal is not just to attract IT projects, but to create a digital media and software development sector, where our people have a diverse offering of opportunities to solve the challenges of tomorrow," Gov. Edwards said. "Accruent's entry into New Orleans will create such opportunities, and we are excited to welcome this world-class team to Louisiana. Accruent's investment in our state is a testament to the strength of our business climate and the commitment of local, state and regional partners to ensuring that companies thrive here."

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Accruent is a leading provider of physical resource management solutions.

According to the report, Accruent enables organizations to manage their real estate, facilities and equipment with software and services. Company solutions range from capital planning and lease accounting to monitoring and control functions utilizing internet-of-things technology.

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