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Louisiana Economic Development (Louisiana)
Capitalizing on aggressive tax incentives, low business costs, a favorable business climate, and the #1 workforce training program in America, companies locating or expanding to Louisiana find unprecedented economic support and success.

Why Louisiana?

Your company receives unparalleled recruiting and training that meets your workforce needs for today and tomorrow with the #1 workforce training and talent attraction program in the U.S. 12 years in a row. LED FastStart® provides customized employee recruitment, screening, training development and training delivery for eligible, new or expanding companies—all at no cost. LED FastStart provides custom solutions for your company, culture and processes. FastStart’s pioneering workforce training efforts are reflected with projects including being the only state in the nation to place the Haas UMC-500 5-Axis Universal Machining Centers in every community college. FastStart also works in partnership with Louisiana’s six HBCUs to expand tech and STEM industry training.

  • A gateway to 38 interior states via the Mississippi River and grants manufacturers unmatched access to worldwide markets through the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Low-cost electricity and natural gas, abundant underground storage caverns, pipeline supplies of feedstock.
  • More than 62,000 miles of natural gas pipelines Louisiana and the home of the Henry Hub gas pricing point, 250 miles of deep-water channels, and six class one railroads.
  • Seven designated Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ), providing foreign companies with customs-free options for the import, manufacture or reshipment of goods.

Consider Louisiana’s strength in traditional and new energy, advanced manufacturing, aerospace, agribusiness, IT, life sciences and water management for your company. With $20.6 billion in new capital investments in 2021 alone, the time is right to research how Louisiana can support your success.

Regional Growth Partnership of NW Ohio (Ohio)
A dynamic transformation is taking place across Toledo and northwest Ohio and we invite you to meet with the Regional Growth Partnership (RGP) to learn about it and be a part of the new manufacturing economy. The RGP is a regional economic development agency funded 100% by private business and is dedicated to creating wealth for individuals, companies, and communities. We serve the 17 counties in northwest Ohio; home to cities such as Toledo, Findlay, Lima, and Defiance. Our region boasts world class facilities such as CSX’s National Gateway Intermodal Yard, Norfolk Southern Railway’s second largest freight yard, the Toledo Seaport connected to the world via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, the three most traveled interstates in America, and fabulous air service through both Detroit Metro Airport and Toledo Express Airport. These assets and our award-winning workforce have attracted advanced manufacturing, agriculture and food processing, automotive, energy, and logistics and distribution operations to our region where they continue to grow. Visit our website at www.rgp.org.


For 50 years, Business Facilities has established itself as the leading full-service media brand specializing in the site selection marketplace. Through a bi-monthly magazine, email newsletters, website, and its LiveXchange event, Business Facilities has created a dynamic community for C-level executives and economic development organizations. Each of the brand’s channels educates corporate executives on issues related to choosing the best location for their growing companies, giving Business Facilities tremendous reach into the site selection marketplace. Visit BusinessFacilities.com for more.

Since 1988 Facility Executive has established itself as a leading full-service media brand specializing in the facility management profession. Through our monthly magazine, e-mail newsletters and websiteFacility Executive has created a dynamic community for facility management professionals. Each of our brands educates facility professionals on the demands faced by facility managers and other professionals involved with commercial real estate management, design, and planning.

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession. When we succeed, our members create more high-quality jobs, develop more vibrant communities, and generally improve the quality of life in their regions.