Louisiana Economic Development

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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.
Workforce Development

Workforce Development To Get The Job Done

Access to a quality workforce is a top priority for companies considering where to relocate or expand. Here’s a look at what some top locations across the U.S. are doing to address today’s workforce.
Great Southern Wood Preserving

Great Southern Wood Preserving Investing $22.5M In Louisiana Expansion

The YellaWood manufacturer will create 58 new jobs with the expansion of its Avoyelles Parish, LA lumber facility.
Louisiana economic development

Business Report: Louisiana Fights Back

As Covid hopefully recedes, Pelican State leaders are hopeful that 2022 will be a good year for Louisiana economic development.
Jefferson Davis Parish

Greenberry Industrial To Create 100 Jobs In Louisiana

The new Greenberry Industrial manufacturing facility will occupy a former Gulf Island Shipyard site on the Mermentau River in Jefferson Davis Parish.
Origin Materials Louisiana

Origin Materials Will Invest $750M In Louisiana Plastics Plant

Origin Materials' plant-based plastics manufacturing project is expected to create 200 direct new jobs in in Ascension Parish, LA.
Troubled Muse Shreveport, LA

New Digital Animation, Visual Effects Studio Launched In Shreveport

Troubled Muse VFX facility will create more than 50 entertainment jobs in Caddo Parish as the company joins Louisiana’s Entertainment Job Creation Program.
ACT, Shreveport, LA

New ACT Customer Care Center Will Create 600 Jobs In Louisiana

Advanced Call Center Technologies will invest $1.5 million to develop the customer care center in Shreveport, LA.
Louisiana film production

Louisiana Is Built For Film And TV Production

Louisiana’s many advantages­ — including incentives, facilities and skilled crews — attract major productions.
Port of Caddo-Bossier, Ternium

Ternium USA Investing $98M In Louisiana Expansion

A second coil coating paint line will be added at Ternium's Port of Caddo-Bossier facility, resulting in a total of 133 new jobs.
Venture Global LNG

Venture Global LNG To Invest More Than $10B In New Louisiana Facility

Venture Global LNG project will create at least 200 new jobs in Cameron, LA; facility will feature carbon capture and sequestration capacity.
Southwest Louisiana

Southwest Louisiana: Where The Action Is

The diverse, inclusive gumbo in Southwest Louisiana includes a highly skilled workforce that is the hot sauce for success in key growth sectors.
BioLab, Westlake, LA

BioLab Investing $170M To Rebuild Louisiana Chlorine Plant

Hurricane Laura destroyed BioLab's previous chlorine facility in 2020; new facility will retain 19 jobs and create 82 jobs in Westlake, LA.

Did You Miss Our Labor Market Recovery Report Webinar?

In this free video webinar, Emsi EVP Josh Wright crunches the latest labor market data and shares his outlook on sectors and regions poised for recovery, the impact of remote work, and more.
Baton Rouge, LA

Amazon To Create 1,000 Jobs At New Baton Rouge Robotics Facility

The company will invest $200 million in its latest robotics fulfillment center in Louisiana, scheduled to open by December 2022.
Acadiana Region

New PPE Production Facilities Planned For Louisiana’s Acadiana Region

SafeSource Direct and Ochsner Health will establish two manufacturing facilities for personal protective equipment (PPE) in the Acadiana Region.
Louisiana Green Fuels

Louisiana Green Fuels Plans $700M Renewable Diesel Refinery

A sequestration feature at Louisiana Green Fuels’ plant at the Port of Columbia means it would remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it generates.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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