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


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

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.


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 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.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Moderna Will Invest $500M To Build mRNA Capabilities In Africa

Moderna will build a state-of-the-art mRNA facility in Africa with the goal of producing up to 500 million doses of vaccines each year at the 50 µg dose level.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Jeff Finkle, IEDC

Finkle, CEcD, President and CEO, IEDC, discusses the impact of COVID-19 and remote work on real estate and economic development, and more.

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