Louisiana Economic Development
Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. Louisiana Economic Development articles below.
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has earned BF's 2020 Deal of the Year Gold Award for landing the Tesla Gigafactory project, which will create 5,000 jobs in the region.
A $1.2 million Louisiana Economic Development grant will match $2 million from LSU Shreveport to grow technology careers.
The Pelican State will be first to equip every community and technical college with Haas 5-axis machining centers.
Meat processing startup Cajun Traditions Food Processors will establish a meat processing and packaging facility in Church Point, LA, creating 35 jobs.
Aero’s maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Shreveport Regional Airport will serve commercial airline customers. Plans include a narrow-body hanger.
The Italian company’s first North American manufacturing facility will create 25 new jobs in New Orleans, LA.
The Canadian industrial sound-control equipment manufacturer will invest $700,000 in the Webster Parish project.
The $53 million distribution center will create a total of more than 1,000 new direct, indirect jobs in St. Tammany Parish, LA.
The New Orleans event and exhibits company will tap into the state’s Entertainment Job Creation Program.
U.K.-based Testronic will launch a new 150-job testing facility for digital games at Louisiana's New Orleans Exchange Centre.
The expansions by three biotech firms will create 135 new direct jobs at the University of New Orleans and the New Orleans BioInnovation Center.
Under Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana has become a national leader in cyber security and a global leader in water management and coastal restoration.
The industrial chemical company’s new catalyst blending plant will serve refinery clients around the world from an industrial park in Lacassine, Jefferson Davis Parish.
Located in Urania, LA, the new sawmill now employs 115 people following its opening earlier this year.
The company will expand its plastics manufacturing operations in Holden, LA, retaining 15 jobs in Livingston Parish.
Formal construction will begin this year at a 1,500-acre Mississippi River site, which will become home to one of the world’s largest methanol production facilities.
The steel fabricator will create 70 new jobs with its second Louisiana site at the former Bradken foundry in Amite, Tangipahoa Parish.
The energy fabrication company will invest $2.5 million to expand its oil and gas processing industry services in Iberia Parish, LA.
The first-of-its-kind program is designed to create full-time entertainment jobs for Louisiana residents.
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.
Workforce training is still job one for locations vying to compete for high-tech projects, but talent acquisition—a.k.a. recruiting—now is a critical component for success.
The global technology firm's expansion in Lafayette will benefit from an incentive package that includes a $5.3 million performance-based grant.
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.