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 articles below.
A new natural gas pipeline, installed with help from state, local and private partners, made the expansion possible.
The natural gas liquefaction facility and LNG export terminal will create 250 new jobs in Plaquemines Parish.
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.
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.
BlueLine Associates will establish a new software development office at the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge, creating 40 new jobs.
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.
Indorama Ventures will invest $175 million to renovate and restart a dormant ethane cracker west of Lake Charles, LA.
Brown & Root will establish its corporate headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with the Brown & Root executive team moving from Houston.
ASA plans to create 1,450 new direct jobs and produce 1.3 billion pounds of aluminum annually.
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.
First announced in 2011, CenturyLink's new Technology Center of Excellence will be home to 800 jobs in Monroe and result in 1,170 new indirect jobs in the greater Monroe area.
Viking River Cruises project to result in over 780 new direct and indirect jobs in Louisiana.
New tech center will result in nearly 500 jobs in Acadiana.
At $750 million, initial phase includes highest-performing direct reduced iron plant in the world and 150 new direct jobs.
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Energy firm’s $23.2 million capital investment will create 100 new direct jobs in Iberia Parish.
Ethane cracker and related derivatives plant could result in more than 2,400 new direct and indirect jobs.
IBM Services Center: Baton Rouge, already operating at a temporary site, represents Louisiana’s largest software development project to date, with innovative public-private partnerships in higher education and urban development.
Baton Rouge tops the field in economic growth potential; China surges into the lead in renewable energy investment. From the July/August 2013 issue.
New venture will convert wood waste to gasoline and create nearly 500 new direct and indirect jobs in Alexandria and Natchitoches
In Shreveport, Baton Rouge and Geismar, Honeywell will retain 698 jobs and potentially invest as much as $1.2 billion in projects resulting in 190 new direct and indirect jobs.
"IBM Services Center: Baton Rouge" represents Louisiana's largest software development project to date; with State support, LSU will dramatically expand its computer science program; innovative public-private partnership will result in new riverfront development with office and residential components
New methanol facility in St. James Parish will result in over 430 new direct and indirect jobs.
Baxter International's decision to make a $1.3-billion investment in an expansion of its bio/pharmaceutical manufacturing promises to propel the Peach State into the front ranks of national biotech powerhouses. From the January/February 2013 issue.
Sasol's investment in Louisiana snares Silver Award in BF's 2012 Economic Development Deal Of The Year competition.
European company's first U.S. steel facility will represent a capital investment of $900 million, making it one of the largest industrial projects ever developed in Northwest Louisiana. Nov 5, 2012 @ 4:31PM
Synthetic lubricants project will create 45 direct jobs, resulting in 389 new indirect jobs in Baton Rouge, Port Allen. Oct 1, 2012 @ 1:28 PM