Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. LED FastStart articles below.
The energy fabrication company will invest $2.5 million to expand its oil and gas processing industry services in Iberia Parish, LA.
The joint venture with SABIC will create a new methanol complex on a site along the Mississippi River and result in 75 new direct jobs in St. James Parish, LA.
The Germany-based company will invest $22.4 million in an advanced manufacturing center in Geismar, LA.
The advanced manufacturing jobs will be created at a 20-acre site in Minden, LA over the next three years.
Paul Helton, Executive Director, LED FastStart, discusses the recruitment, training and support services at the heart of one of the nation's top workforce development programs.
The cargo freight carrier will make a $3 million investment to establish its own aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Shreveport Regional Airport.
In two phases, the petrochemical company will build ethane crackers and downstream plants in St. James Parish that will create up to 1,200 new direct jobs.
The new specialty oils processing facility will result in 39 new direct jobs in Jefferson Parish, with the help of the LED FastStart workforce training program.
The new Foster Farms project will retain 1,092 existing jobs and create 50 new direct jobs in Farmerville, Union Parish.
Texas is Business Facilities' top-ranked state for Best Business Climate and Colorado was named no. 1 in Economic Growth Potential in the magazine's 13th Annual Rankings Report.
The company will expand and upgrade its St. James Parish alumina refinery, and also move its headquarters to the Gramercy facility, creating 65 new jobs.
The rigid plastic container manufacturer will add up to seven new plastics production lines at its manufacturing facility in Pineville, LA.
Mauser will establish a new packaging facility in the Talon Industrial Park in Geismar, LA, creating 75 new jobs.
More than 800 jobs will be retained, 93 new ones created at the 1.27 million-square-foot converting/logistics center in Monroe, LA.
The Louisiana Proton Therapy Center will be housed on University Medical Center campus in city’s biomedical corridor.
The Korea-based manufacturer will relocate its corporate offices from Houston to a location near its multi-billion dollar investment in Lake Charles, LA.
The new operation will create 300 jobs within two years, adding to CSRA's 800-job Integrated Technology Center that will open in Bossier City in late 2016.
States, regions, businesses and higher ed resources are joining forces in an aggressive and innovative effort to fill the skilled labor shortage in the United States.
CGI Federal recently celebrated the dedication of its $13.1 million, 50,000-square-foot information technology center that serves as an anchor for the 143-acre University of Louisiana at Lafayette Research Park.
Louisiana is strengthening initiatives to help existing employers grow through its LED Business Expansion & Retention Group, while stepping up efforts to site emerging business opportunities from key investors in the Americas and across the globe.
The Bronze Award winner in BF’s 2015 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition will generate an estimated $17.7 billion in economic impact for the region over the next 10 years.
Louisiana is bringing together state, regional and local partners, including business and higher education resources, in intelligent collaborations yielding sustainable economic growth.
Shell Chemical LP will invest $717 million in a new linear alpha olefins manufacturing unit at the company’s Ascension Parish, LA complex.
inXile Entertainment will establish a video game development studio in New Orleans, LA, creating 50 new direct jobs over the next five years.
Indorama Ventures will invest $175 million to renovate and restart a dormant ethane cracker west of Lake Charles, LA.
Lithuania-based Investimus Foris will make a $265 million capital investment to convert an idle biofuels refinery in Grant Parish, LA into an ammonia manufacturing facility, creating 85 new direct jobs.
Brown & Root will establish its corporate headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with the Brown & Root executive team moving from Houston.
Iberville Parish project comes after governor’s economic mission to Asia; will result in more than 750 new direct and indirect jobs and 2,100 new construction jobs.
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