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.
Hurricane Laura destroyed BioLab's previous chlorine facility in 2020; new facility will retain 19 jobs and create 82 jobs in Westlake, LA.
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The company will invest $200 million in its latest robotics fulfillment center in Louisiana, scheduled to open by December 2022.
SafeSource Direct and Ochsner Health will establish two manufacturing facilities for personal protective equipment (PPE) in the Acadiana Region.
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.
The expansion of Lineage Logistics' Port of New Orleans cold-storage facility will create 50 new jobs and support the state's $1.6 billion poultry industry.
Shintech, the world’s top producer of polyvinyl chloride resins, will grow manufacturing and packaging facilities at its Iberville/West Baton Rouge complex.
Avant Organics' parent firm Crest Industries will create 40 new jobs with a $4 million capital investment at the Central Louisiana Port.
Louisiana, a giant in the production of fossil fuels, is busy preparing for a green future with a $9.2-billion complex that will make diesel from renewable feedstocks.
Energy technology company Arq will develop a new industrial facility in St. Rose, LA to produce its proprietary Arq Fuel product.
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.