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The new operation will create 300 jobs within two years, adding to CSRA's 800-job Integrated Technology Center that will open in Bossier City in late 2016.

CSRA Creating Customer Engagement Center In Louisiana

CSRA Creating Customer Engagement Center In Louisiana

The new operation will create 300 jobs within two years, adding to CSRA's 800-job Integrated Technology Center that will open in Bossier City in late 2016.

Workforce Training: Engineering A Skilled Workforce

States, regions, businesses and higher ed resources are joining forces in an aggressive and innovative effort to fill the skilled labor shortage in the United States.

Technology Center Opens At UL Lafayette Research Park

CGI Federal recently celebrated the dedication of its $13.1 million, 50,000-square-foot information technology center that serves as an anchor for the 143-acre University of Louisiana at Lafayette Research Park.

Monsanto To Invest $975M In Louisiana Expansion

The investment in its St. Charles Parish operations will support the launch of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System.

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

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 Economic Development Wins Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

The Bronze Award winner in BF’s 2015 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition will generate an estimated $17.7 billion in economic impact for the region over the next 10 years.

Louisiana: Where Partnerships Propel Innovation and Investment

Louisiana is bringing together state, regional and local partners, including business and higher education resources, in intelligent collaborations yielding sustainable economic growth.

Shell Chemical To Invest $717M In Louisiana Olefins Expansion

Shell Chemical LP will invest $717 million in a new linear alpha olefins manufacturing unit at the company’s Ascension Parish, LA complex.

inXile Entertainment To Create Video Game Studio In New Orleans

inXile Entertainment will establish a video game development studio in New Orleans, LA, creating 50 new direct jobs over the next five years.

Indorama Ventures To Invest $175M In Ethane Cracker Project Near Lake Charles, LA

Indorama Ventures will invest $175 million to renovate and restart a dormant ethane cracker west of Lake Charles, LA.

Investimus Foris To Invest $265M In Louisiana Ammonia Plant

Lithuania-based Investimus Foris will make a $265 million capital investment to convert an idle biofuels refinery in Grant Parish, LA into an ammonia manufacturing facility, creating 85 new direct jobs.

Brown & Root To Establish Corporate HQ In Baton Rouge

Brown & Root will establish its corporate headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with the Brown & Root executive team moving from Houston.

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

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.

Monster Moto Announces 287-Job Minibike And Go-Cart Manufacturing Project In Ruston

Company will produce youth-market vehicles in project resulting in more than 570 new direct and indirect jobs.

Cover Story: Workforce Training Is Job One

Winning the race to fill the high-tech jobs of the 21st century requires an ongoing commitment to match educational programs with future business workforce needs.

New Technology Center Of Excellence Complete In Monroe, LA

First announced in 2011, CenturyLink's new Technology Center of Excellence will be home to 800 jobs in Monroe and result in 1,170 new indirect jobs in the greater Monroe area.

Business Report: Louisiana – Matheson Tri-Gas Expands In Southwest Louisiana

The Lake Charles area project will supply Sasol’s petrochemical complex, creating more than 2,800 new jobs.

Alternative Energy In South Louisiana | New NFR BioEnergy Biorefineries

Project includes 450 new direct jobs at plants that convert sugar cane biomass to energy pellets.

Perficient Announces 245-Job Software Development Center In Lafayette, LA

New tech center will result in nearly 500 jobs in Acadiana.

Yuhuang Chemical Announces Investment In Louisiana Methanol Project

First major Chinese foreign direct investment project in Louisiana will create 400 new direct jobs in St. James Parish and result in an estimated 2,700 total new jobs in the Southeast Region.

4th Source Inc. Relocating To Louisiana

The company’s fourth U.S. location in Kenner, LA, will create 320 new direct jobs in greater New Orleans.

Danos Selects Port Of Iberia, LA For New Manufacturing Facility

Energy firm’s $23.2 million capital investment will create 100 new direct jobs in Iberia Parish.

NOV Announces $23 Million Drilling Technology Facility In Louisiana

New Iberia project will result in more than 150 new direct and indirect jobs while retaining more than 1,700 employees statewide.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Stephen Moret, Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development

Louisiana's Stephen Moret talks to BF editors about LED FastStart and Detroit climbs back into the game. From the July/August 2013 issue.

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