Florida video game company relocated to Baton Rouge
POSTED: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 1:47pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 1:23pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC33) — Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal, East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Bitraider CEO Royal O'brien announced Bitraider will relocate from Jacksonville, Fla., to the Louisiana Technology park in Baton Rouge.
Bitraider will create 22 direct jobs at the tech park, with average annual wages of $51,000, plus benefits. LED estimates Bitraider will generate another 35 indirect jobs in the regional economy, for a total of 57 new jobs.
Also, the company will invest approximately $450,000 to equip its space in the technology park. Gov. Jindal also gave an update on electronic arts inc., or EA, which plans to expand employment in Louisiana.