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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.

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.

Baton Rouge Lands BlueLine Associates’ Software Development Office

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

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.

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.

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.

American Specialty Alloys Announces Plans For Mill Complex In Central Louisiana

ASA plans to create 1,450 new direct jobs and produce 1.3 billion pounds of aluminum annually.

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.

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.

Viking Cruises Selects New Orleans For Launch Of Mississippi River Cruise Service

Viking River Cruises project to result in over 780 new direct and indirect jobs in Louisiana.

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

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

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.

Nucor Direct Reduced Iron Plant Completed In St. James Parish, LA

At $750 million, initial phase includes highest-performing direct reduced iron plant in the world and 150 new direct jobs.

Feature Story: Workforce Development Programs – The Recipe For Success

Workforce training programs are a top priority in economic development. Here are some of the most innovative training programs offering 21st-century workforce solutions.

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.

Axiall Selects Louisiana For Potential $3 Billion Investment In Chemical Facilities

Ethane cracker and related derivatives plant could result in more than 2,400 new direct and indirect jobs.

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

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

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

Cool Planet Energy Systems Announces $168 Million Investment In Louisiana Bio-Refineries

New venture will convert wood waste to gasoline and create nearly 500 new direct and indirect jobs in Alexandria and Natchitoches

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