Louisiana Economic Development

Louisiana Capital Investment

Louisiana Continues Year-Over-Year Capital Investment Growth

In 2023, the Bayou State garnered projects totaling more than $20 billion for the third year in a row.
certified sites

Proper Planning Aids Shovel-Ready Site Development

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds related to certified sites must be used by the end of 2024.
Life for Tyres

Life For Tyres Breaks Into U.S. Market With Louisiana Facility

Life for Tyres, a European-based, tire-recycling company, will soon establish its first facility in the U.S.

Lincoln Foodservice Equipment Establishes New U.S. Site In LA

Lincoln Foodservice Equipment expects to create nearly 100 jobs with its $2.3 million investment in Shreveport. Plus, Boise Cascade grows in Southwest Louisiana.

Multipack Services To Open Production Facility In Caddo Parish

Multipack Services plans to invest $10.4 million to establish a production facility in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.
Agribusiness

Sowing Seeds For The Ag Industry

Despite slow growth predictions, the agriculture industry is seeing new technologies move agribusiness forward.

Textile Rental Company Invests $15M in Jefferson Parish

A fourth-generation, textile rental company plans to invest $15 million in Jefferson Parish — the same place it was founded in 1929.
Louisiana Opportunity

Louisiana Offers Opportunity

Louisiana, the Bayou State, is well positioned to offer businesses an environment to expand renewable energy innovations.
First Solar Acadiana Louisiana

First Solar To Invest Up to $1.1B In Louisiana Solar Panel Plant

Solar panel manufacturing facility will create more than 700 new jobs at the Acadiana Regional Airport in Iberia Parish, Louisiana.
Don Pierson Louisiana Economic Development

Why Relocate Or Expand Your Business To Louisiana? A Q&A With Don Pierson

Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson shares how this southeastern state has its eye on the future toward an energy evolution and support for innovative industries.
workforce

Workforce Focus: Never Stop Learning

From longstanding partnerships to targeted instruction, companies seek training options that fit their workforce needs.
Louisiana Strategic Metals Complex

Ucore To Establish $75M Louisiana Strategic Metals Complex

Ucore North America will create 100 jobs in Alexandria at North America’s first modern technology rare earth element separation and purification facility. And, United Utility Services establishes HQ in New Orleans.
(Photo: Entergy Louisiana)

CGI Has Created 700+ Jobs In Lafayette, Louisiana

Local workforce, partnerships drive ongoing growth at CGI's Acadiana location. Entergy asks to add up to three gigawatts of solar energy in what would be largest renewable power expansion in state history.   
Louisiana

A New Energy For Louisiana

Louisiana’s climate action plan gains momentum with a federal grant toward decarbonizing the manufacturing sector.

Logistics And Workforce Attract Niagara Bottling To Louisiana

To meet growing demand, this leading beverage manufacturer will build a 500,000 square foot production facility in Hammond, LA.
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.
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.
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.
LiveXchange

Spring 2022 LiveXchange Streamlines Site Searches

The success of the 18th annual LiveXchange event by Business Facilities paves the way for expansion of the franchise this fall.
tax credits

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
Economic Development Awards

Business Facilities 2024 EDO Awards. Enter By March 14!

For the second year, Business Facilities recognizes economic development organizations for effective, innovative initiatives. Enter by March 14.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.

[VIDEO] Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.

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.