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Louisiana is strengthening initiatives to help existing employers grow through its LED Business Expansion & Retention Group, while stepping up efforts to site emerging business opportunities from key investors in the Americas and across the globe.


Louisiana is strengthening initiatives to help existing employers grow through its LED Business Expansion & Retention Group, while stepping up efforts to site emerging business opportunities from key investors in the Americas and across the globe.

SnapShots: 60 Seconds With Don Pierson, Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development

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SnapShots: 60 Seconds With Don Pierson, Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development

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Louisiana is strengthening initiatives to help existing employers grow through its LED Business Expansion & Retention Group, while stepping up efforts to site emerging business opportunities from key investors in the Americas and across the globe.


Baton Rouge Lands BlueLine Associates’ Software Development Office

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BlueLine Associates will establish a new software development office at the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge, creating 40 new jobs.



Shintech Announces $1.4 Billion Ethylene Expansion In Iberville Parish, LA

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Iberville Parish project comes after governor’s economic mission to Asia; will result in more than 750 new direct and indirect jobs and 2,100 new construction jobs.


Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities – Metro And Global Rankings

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In this year’s Metro Rankings Report, we’ve taken note of the crucial role exports are playing in the Recovery for many locations by charting their success in two of our rankings categories, Exports Growth Leaders and Exports Recovery Leaders. We’ve also included our Global Rankings within this story.


Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Austin, Baton Rouge, Mobile Leaders In Growth Potential

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The burgeoning high-tech industry in Austin has made Texas the second-largest semiconductor job market after California, while public-private partnerships in Baton Rouge spur initiatives in new high-growth sectors.


Feature Story: 2014 Economic Development Awards

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There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations who have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations.


Announcing the 2013 Business Facilities “Deal of the Year” Winners

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Greater Phoenix takes top prize for Apple’s new manufacturing plant.


IBM Breaks Ground On New Technology Center In Baton Rouge, LA

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IBM Services Center: Baton Rouge, already operating at a temporary site, represents Louisiana’s largest software development project to date, with innovative public-private partnerships in higher education and urban development.


COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – Metro And Global Rankings

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Baton Rouge tops the field in economic growth potential; China surges into the lead in renewable energy investment. From the July/August 2013 issue.