Our previous blog post highlighted recession-proof jobs and employment sectors, so I thought a recent news story about a “recession-proof” state would be pertinent to mention. Most Americans now think of Hurricane Katrina when they hear about Louisiana. But with a new governor, economic prowess, and some optimism, this fine state is ready to rebound from its disaster relief image. The gulf state, already the nation’s number one producer of crude oil, has purchased 1,500 acres of land in hopes of luring a major automotive plant. Additionally, it offers a unique business tax incentive that specifically targets the booming digital media industry. And sights are set on bringing in biotechnology and life sciences companies to diversify the state’s business climate.With all of the international chatter about the U.S. economic backslide, Louisiana’s development team seems undaunted. In fact, Donald Pierson, the state’s assistant secretary for economic development, considers Louisiana to be “a little bit more recession-proof.”
- Louisiana is Business Facilities’ 2010 State of the Year Business Facilities magazine has selected Louisiana as its 2010 State of the Year. "The diversity and growth potential of Louisiana's top projects in both high-tech and traditional […]
- Infographic: Louisiana’s SoLA Super Region The New Orleans and Baton Rouge metro areas, and the four parishes of the Bayou Region have banded together to form what they tout as an economic juggernaut — the 23-parish SoLA Super Region.
- BF Rankings Report: LA, VA Tops in Economic Growth Potential The Bayou State surges to the top of our annual assessment of Economic Growth Potential, edging out last year's number one, Virginia.
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