BATON ROUGE AREA DIGITAL INDUSTRIES CONSORTIUM (BRADIC)
Dedicated to the growth of the digital media ecosystem in the Baton Rouge area, the Baton Rouge Area Digital Industries Consortium (BRADIC) is a one of a kind organization comprised of influential community leaders committed to establishing the next digital media epicenter. Led by Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Melvin "Kip" Holden, BRADIC is actively seeking opportunities for companies in the animation, gaming, and visual effects industries in The Creative Capital of the South®.
As a result of the Louisiana 2009 legislative session, the Baton Rouge area now offers the highest digital media incentives in the country. With refundable tax credits at a fixed-rate of 25 percent of production costs expended in Louisiana, as well as 35 percent of labor costs in Louisiana paid to Louisiana residents, it is clear that Baton Rouge is also the most aggressive. The Capital Region has already attracted development studios such as Crawfish Games, Nerjyzed Entertainment, BitRaider MMO and, digital media giant Electronic Arts, Inc.'s first-ever quality assurance center in North America.
The combination of the incentives plan, discounted lease options, qualified talent, educational partnerships, and the low cost of living has made the Baton Rouge area an attractive option for companies seeking a low-cost option producing quality talent in an accessible location at upwards of 45 percent to 50 percent discount compared to markets on the east and west coasts.
A number of top-rated digital media companies are already locating in Baton Rouge employing thousands in a growing ecosystem:
- Electronic Arts
- Crawfish Games
- BitRaider MMO
- Nerjyzed Entertainment
- Trace Security
- Amertias Technologies