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Louisiana Directory of Economic Development Organizations

Louisiana Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards

  • Capital: Baton Rouge
  • Population (2015 Est.): 4,670,724
  • Largest Cities (2015): New Orleans, 389,617; Baton Rouge, 228,590; Shreveport, 197,204; Lafayette, 127,657; Lake Charles, 76,070
  • Targeted Industries: Software Development, Energy, Automotive, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Process Industries, Agribusiness, Water Management, Entertainment
  • Key Incentives: LED FastStart, Digital Interactive Media & Software Development Incentive, Quality Jobs, Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program, R&D Tax Credit, Industrial Tax Exemption, Enterprise Zone, Angel Investor Tax Credit, Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit
  • GDP (All Industry 2015): $243.3 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce


For the latest Louisiana incentives, click this link.

State Listings

  • Louisiana Economic Development

    Rick Ward
    Director, Business Development
    617 North 3rd Street
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    P: 225-342-6016
    [email protected]
  • Louisiana Economic Development Association (LEDA)

    Ron Markham
    Executive Director
    P.O. Box 113213
    Metairie, LA 70011
    P: 504-339-0520
    [email protected]


Utility Listings

  • AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company

    Eric Basinger, CEcD
    Manager, Economic & Business Development (AR, LA, TX)
    428 Travis Street
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    P: 318-673-3170
    [email protected]
  • Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives (ALEC)

    Randall C. Pierce
    10725 Airline Highway
    Baton Rouge, LA 70816
    P: 800-355-3450
    [email protected]
  • Entergy

    Eduardo "Ed" Jimenez
    Director Business and Economic Development
    446 North Boulevard
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    P: 225-339-3233
    [email protected]


Regional Listings

  • Capital Region Planning Commission

    James C. Setze
    Executive Director
    333 North 19th Street
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    P: 225-383-5203, ext. 211
    [email protected]
  • Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance

    Jim Clinton
    President & CEO
    1118 Third Street, P.O. Box 465
    Alexandria, LA 71309
    P: 318-441-3401
    [email protected]
  • Churchill Technology & Business Park

    Jerry Bologna
    JEDCO Deputy Director
    700 Churchill Parkway
    Avondale, LA 70094
    P: 504-875-3908
    [email protected]
  • Kisatchie-Delta Regional Planning & Development District

    Heather Smoak Urena, CEcD
    Executive Director
    3516 Parliament Court
    Alexandria, LA 71303
    P: 318-487-5454
    [email protected]
  • North Louisiana Economic Partnership

    Scott Martinez
    One Texas Center, 415 Texas Street, Suite 320
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    P: 318-677-2536
    [email protected]
  • Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance

    Tana Trichel
    President & CEO
    204 Fair Avenue
    Winnsboro, LA 71295
    P: 318-435-4865, ext. 211
    [email protected]
  • One Acadiana

    Rebecca V. Shirley
    Director of Business Development
    804 East St. Mary Boulevard
    Lafayette, LA 70503
    P: 337-408-3671
    [email protected]
  • Port of South Louisiana

    Linda Prudhomme
    Director of Business Development
    171 Belle Terre Boulevard
    LaPlace, LA 70068
    P: 985-652-9278
    [email protected]
  • South Louisiana Economic Council (SLEC)

    Vic Lafont
    President & CEO
    NSU-Babington Hall, 322 Audubon Avenue
    Thibodaux, LA 70302
    P: 985-448-4485
    [email protected]
  • The Coordinating and Development Corp. (Northwest Louisiana)

    M. D. LeComte
    President & CEO
    5210 Hollywood Avenue, P.O. Box 37005
    Shreveport, LA 71133-7005
    P: 318-632-2022
    [email protected]
  • The Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance

    George Swift
    President & CEO
    P.O. Box 3110
    Lake Charles, LA 70602
    P: 337-433-3632
    [email protected]


County Listings

  • Jefferson Parish Economic Development & Port District

    Jerry Bologna
    JEDCO Executive Director
    700 Churchill Parkway
    Avondale, LA 70094
    P: 504-875-3908
    [email protected]
  • Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA)

    Brett Mellington
    Manager of Business Development
    211 East Devalcourt Street
    Lafayette, LA 70506
    P: 337-593-1414
    [email protected]
  • St. James Parish

    Audrey Temple
    Economic Development Coordinator
    5800 Highway 44
    Convent, LA 70723
    P: 225-562-2525
    [email protected]
  • St. Mary Parish Economic Development

    Frank G. Fink
    500 Main Street, 5th Floor
    Franklin, LA 70538
    P: 337-828-4100, ext. 340
    [email protected]
  • St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation (STEDF)

    Brenda Bertus
    Chief Executive Officer
    21489 Koop Drive, Suite 7
    Mandeville, LA 70471
    P: 985-809-7874
    [email protected]
  • Terrebonne Economic Development Authority

    Katherine Gilbert-Theriot
    Marketing Manager
    P.O. Box 3209
    Houma, LA 70361
    P: 985-873-6890
    [email protected]
  • Washington Economic Development Foundation

    Ryan Seal
    Executive Director
    526 Georgia Avenue, P.O. Box 668
    Bogalusa, LA 70429-0668
    P: 985-735-7565
    [email protected]


City Listings

  • Baton Rouge Area Chamber

    Kyle Zeringue
    Senior Vice President of Business Development
    564 Laurel Street
    Baton Rouge, LA 70801
    P: 225-381-7158
    [email protected]
  • City of Monroe Economic Development

    Dwight D. Vines
    Economic Development Officer
    400 Lea Joyner Expressway
    Monroe, LA 71201
    P: 318-329-2250
    [email protected]
  • City of Ruston

    Kristi Lumpkin
    Economic Development Administrator
    401 North Trenton Street
    Ruston, LA 71270
    P: 318-251-8643
    [email protected]
  • Downtown Development District

    Leigh M. Ferguson
    Director of Economic Development
    201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3912
    New Orleans, LA 70170
    P: 504-561-8927
    [email protected]
  • Greater New Orleans, Inc.

    Michael Hecht
    President & CEO
    1100 Poydras Street, Suite 3475
    New Orleans, LA 70163
    P: 504-527-6900
    [email protected]
  • Iberia Industrial Development Foundation

    Michael J. Tarantino
    President & CEO
    101 Burke Street
    New Iberia, LA 70560
    P: 337-367-0834
    [email protected]
  • Port of New Orleans

    Chris Bonura
    Director, Business Planning & Commercial Development
    1350 Port of New Orleans Place, P.O. Box 60046
    New Orleans, LA 70160
    P: 504-528-3222
    [email protected]
  • Shreveport Department of Community Development

    Bonnie Moore
    401 Texas Street
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    P: 318-673-5900
    [email protected]