Louisiana’s unique business advantages — direct access to global and domestic markets, bountiful natural resources, robust higher ed partnerships, pace-setting workforce development, commitment to sustainability — is driving transformational innovation and investment in our state.

— Don Pierson, Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development


Louisiana is a gateway to the Gulf of Mexico, offering exporters shipping access to domestic and international waters via six deep water ports along the Mississippi River. (Photo: Tim Mueller / Courtesy of Louisiana Economic Development)


#1 Tech Talent Pipeline2023 State Rankings
#2 Manufacturing Output (% of GDP) 2023 State Rankings
#2 Customized Workforce Training2023 State Rankings
#2 Film & Television2023 State Rankings
#3 FTZ Activity (Exports): Gramercy (FTZ 124)2023 Metro Rankings
#2 Logistics Leaders: New Orleans2023 Metro Rankings
Top 5 FTZ Activity (Imports): Gramercy (FTZ 124)2023 Metro Rankings
Top 5 Manufacturing Hubs (Small): Lake Charles2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Top Performing Container Ports: Port of New Orleans2023 Metro Rankings

From the July / August 2023 issue of Business Facilities


Louisiana, Top Projects, Capital Investment, Population, Cities, GDP, Venture Global




Louisiana Economic Development aims to strengthen the state’s business environment and create a more vibrant Louisiana economy. Louisiana offers unique business advantages and countless opportunities. Find out how Louisiana works with you.


Southwest Louisiana: We are Equipped for Opportunity! We have six ports, two major airports and numerous shovel-ready sites, buildings, plants and petrochem facilities available for development!



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