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

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.


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.

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.

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 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.

Lineage Logistics Investing $42M In Port Of New Orleans Expansion

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.

Louisiana: Shintech Invests $1.3 Billion In Plastics Expansion

Shintech, the world’s top producer of polyvinyl chloride resins, will grow manufacturing and packaging facilities at its Iberville/West Baton Rouge complex.

50-Acre Space Campus May Take Off In Louisiana

The proposed Louisiana Space Campus business park at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans would support space and federal missions.

Avant Organics To Launch Manufacturing Site In Alexandria, LA

Avant Organics' parent firm Crest Industries will create 40 new jobs with a $4 million capital investment at the Central Louisiana Port.

Silver Award: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

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.

Arq Investing $40M In Innovative Fuel Facility In Louisiana

Energy technology company Arq will develop a new industrial facility in St. Rose, LA to produce its proprietary Arq Fuel product.

Tesla Gigafactory In Texas Is BF’s 2020 Deal Of The Year

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.

LED, LSUS Form $3M Technology Cooperative Endeavor Agreement

A $1.2 million Louisiana Economic Development grant will match $2 million from LSU Shreveport to grow technology careers.

Louisiana, Haas Create First-In-Nation Manufacturing Partnership

The Pelican State will be first to equip every community and technical college with Haas 5-axis machining centers.

Cajun Traditions Investing $2.85M In New Louisiana Meat Processing Facility

Meat processing startup Cajun Traditions Food Processors will establish a meat processing and packaging facility in Church Point, LA, creating 35 jobs.

Louisiana: Building A More Resilient State

Louisiana has created a Resilient Louisiana Commission (with 15 associated task forces) to chart a path toward safely reopening the economy and making the Pelican State more resilient for the long-term.

Click Here Digital Relocating To New Louisiana HQ

The digital consultancy will retain 63 jobs, and create 100 new direct jobs at its new corporate headquarters in in Baton Rouge, LA.

Louisiana: Advanced Aero Services Brings MRO To Shreveport

Aero’s maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Shreveport Regional Airport will serve commercial airline customers. Plans include a narrow-body hanger.

Iriapak Investing $7M In New Louisiana Packaging Film Plant 

The Italian company’s first North American manufacturing facility will create 25 new jobs in New Orleans, LA.

E.I. Williams Creating 100 Manufacturing Jobs In Louisiana

The Canadian industrial sound-control equipment manufacturer will invest $700,000 in the Webster Parish project.

Allpax Products Investing $7M In Louisiana

The food and pharmaceutical equipment-maker will build a new 80,000-square-foot headquarters, manufacturing center in St. Tammany Parish.

Medline Industries Creating 464 New Jobs In Louisiana

The $53 million distribution center will create a total of more than 1,000 new direct, indirect jobs in St. Tammany Parish, LA.

Solomon Group Creating 86 Jobs With Louisiana Expansion

The New Orleans event and exhibits company will tap into the state’s Entertainment Job Creation Program.

Testronic Digital Media Project Creating 150 Jobs In Louisiana

U.K.-based Testronic will launch a new 150-job testing facility for digital games at Louisiana's New Orleans Exchange Centre.

Growing New Orleans Biotech Companies To Create Over 275 Jobs

The expansions by three biotech firms will create 135 new direct jobs at the University of New Orleans and the New Orleans BioInnovation Center.

Learning From The Top In Louisiana

A statewide program is building on the success of Louisiana Economic Development’s CEO Roundtables to provide peer learning for emerging businesses.

Viemed Healthcare Creating 220 Jobs In Louisiana

The respiratory care company will expand into a new headquarters facility in Lafayette, LA.

Cybersecurity: Catching Up With The Bad Guys

Millions of skilled cybersecurity professionals are needed on the front lines of the global battle with cybercriminals who are causing trillions of dollars worth of damage annually.

Governor’s Report: Leading By Example In Louisiana

Under Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana has become a national leader in cyber security and a global leader in water management and coastal restoration.

Lacassine Operating Co. Building $12.5M Plant In Louisiana

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.

$115M Sawmill Facility Dedicated In Central Louisiana

Located in Urania, LA, the new sawmill now employs 115 people following its opening earlier this year. 

MCM Plastics Investing $2.7M In Louisiana Expansion

The company will expand its plastics manufacturing operations in Holden, LA, retaining 15 jobs in Livingston Parish.

Louisiana’s Agribusiness Sector Expands

From sustainable row crops such as sugarcane and soybeans, to world-class fisheries, livestock production and vast forestlands, Louisiana is advancing itsr agribusiness industry through value-added projects.

St. James Parish Gets $2.2-Billion Methanol Complex

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.

ExxonMobil Investing $469M In Louisiana

The addition of a polypropylene manufacturing unit to the company's greater Baton Rouge petrochemical complex will create 65 new jobs. 

SuperATV Investing $4.35M In Louisiana  

The all-terrain vehicle parts manufacturer will create 75 news jobs at its new Shreveport, LA manufacturing and distribution center.

Southland Steel Investing $18M In Louisiana Expansion

The steel fabricator will create 70 new jobs with its second Louisiana site at the former Bradken foundry in Amite, Tangipahoa Parish.

Bagwell Energy Services Adding 150 Jobs In Louisiana

The energy fabrication company will invest $2.5 million to expand its oil and gas processing industry services in Iberia Parish, LA.

Starlight Studios Is Latest Louisiana Entertainment Job-Creation Project

The first-of-its-kind program is designed to create full-time entertainment jobs for Louisiana residents.

South Louisiana Methanol To Invest $2.2B In Louisiana Project

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.

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