Louisiana

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Louisiana.

site selection

High-Growth Sectors Connect At LiveXchange Emerging Industries

With high-growth industries the focus, Business Facilities LiveXchange event looks at what’s next in site selection.
Logistics Locations

Logistics Locations: Moving At The Speed Of Business

Through ports, rail, roadways, and airports, the ideal location enables companies to transport goods and access supplies quickly.
Schlumberger Louisiana

Schlumberger Plans Louisiana North Gulf Coast Operations Hub

The $11.5 million project will centralize offshore support services, and create 44 new jobs in Lafayette.
Louisiana economy

Louisiana State Focus: The Bayou State

Known for its spicy cuisine and spirited celebrations, Louisiana is drawing world-class businesses from a range of industry sectors.
build back better

U.S. EDA Announces 21 Build Back Better Regional Challenge Winners

A marquee initiative of EDA’s American Rescue Plan, this program awards between $25 and $65 million to rebuild regional economies across the nation.
American Rescue Plan

Good Jobs Challenge Awards 32 Entities Grant Money

Part of the American Rescue Plan, the program through the U.S. EDA focuses on assisting innovations in workforce development.
renewable energy

Growing Green Energy

Investments in renewable energy are driving job growth and site selection  decisions across the nation.
Louisiana Manufacturing

Four Louisiana Manufacturing Projects Create $268M+ In Investment

Cargill, CF Industries, BASF and Calucem projects will create, retain more than 350 jobs throughout the state.
18th Annual Rankings Report Virginia

Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

As the economic landscape evolves with sea change-level shifts, discover the leading locations in Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report.
North Carolina Best Business Climate

New York, San Francisco Top Fintech, Crypto Leaders Rankings

New York City leads the pack in Fintech, San Francisco is the Crypto Market Leader, and Morgantown, WV tops new Metros For Movers list in Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report.
BASF Geismar

BASF Commits $780M To Complete Louisiana Chemical Plant Expansion

BASF will double production capacity at Geismar chemical manufacturing complex; ASH Industries investing $5M to expand In Acadiana Region.
Louisiana Customized Workforce Training

Louisiana Leads States In Customized Workforce Training

In Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report, Tennessee is rated tops in Recovery Leaders and Wyoming takes Best Business Tax Climate.
Workforce Training

Higher Education Partnerships: Closing The Gap

Partnerships with higher education organizations are making a clear impact on businesses today, especially regarding workforce training.
Workforce Development

Workforce Development To Get The Job Done

Access to a quality workforce is a top priority for companies considering where to relocate or expand. Here’s a look at what some top locations across the U.S. are doing to address today’s workforce.
Great Southern Wood Preserving

Great Southern Wood Preserving Investing $22.5M In Louisiana Expansion

The YellaWood manufacturer will create 58 new jobs with the expansion of its Avoyelles Parish, LA lumber facility.
Louisiana economic development

Business Report: Louisiana Fights Back

As Covid hopefully recedes, Pelican State leaders are hopeful that 2022 will be a good year for Louisiana economic development.
Jefferson Davis Parish

Greenberry Industrial To Create 100 Jobs In Louisiana

The new Greenberry Industrial manufacturing facility will occupy a former Gulf Island Shipyard site on the Mermentau River in Jefferson Davis Parish.
Origin Materials Louisiana

Origin Materials Will Invest $750M In Louisiana Plastics Plant

Origin Materials' plant-based plastics manufacturing project is expected to create 200 direct new jobs in in Ascension Parish, LA.
intermodal facilities

Locations For Intermodal Facilities: Connecting The Dots

The pressure is on communities to provide as many intermodal services as possible as supplier demands for seamless transition intensifies.
January / February 2022 Issue

January / February 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 1)

The January / February 2022 issue features Business Facilities' 2021 State of the Year and Economic Deal of the Year awards. Plus, a look at Top Utilities and Shovel Ready Sites.

Rankings & Awards

Business Facilities magazine

Don’t Miss Out! 2022 Deal Of The Year Deadline Extended

Submissions for Business Facilities’ 2022 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards will now be accepted until Thursday, December 15, 2022. Winners will be featured in the January/February 2023 issue of Business Facilities.
September / October 2022 Issue

September / October 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 5)

Business Facilities' September / October 2022 issue takes a look at sites for advanced manufacturing and finding tech talent. Plus, cybersecurity, semiconductors, and more.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation and is just a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.