Software Developer To Open In Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A Shreveport-based developer of software for collecting and managing student information plans to open an office in Baton Rouge.

         The Advocate’s Bill Lodge reports EDgear plans to build a satellite office, with a staff of 85, at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. The company said the positions will average annual salaries of $64,000, generating an annual payroll of about $5.4 million.

         EDgear officials said the company's software programs collect and manage student information for faculty, administrators and parents at the school, district and state education levels.

         EDgear plans to have 33 employees working by the end of 2015. The expansion of staff to 85 is expected to happen by late 2018.

         The state's economic development department worked with airport officials to secure the EdGear commitment.

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