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The planned transformation of the 254-acre former Avondale Shipyards site is one of the largest economic development announcements in Jefferson Parish history.


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The planned transformation of the 254-acre former Avondale Shipyards site is one of the largest economic development announcements in Jefferson Parish history.

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.


Louisana Shipyard To Become Global Logistics Hub

The planned transformation of the 254-acre former Avondale Shipyards site is one of the largest economic development announcements in Jefferson Parish history.

Making A Splash In South Louisiana

The southern parishes of the Pelican State have got the secret sauce for success, matching a solid track record of growth with a unique quality of life.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Paul Helton, LED FastStart

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 Development Training & Talent Acquisition

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.

CGI Creating 400 New Jobs With Louisiana Expansion

The global technology firm's expansion in Lafayette will benefit from an incentive package that includes a $5.3 million performance-based grant.

Citadel Completions Investing $17.6M In Louisiana

The Southwest Louisiana project will result in more than 600 new direct and indirect jobs as the aerospace company establishes a facility to customize aircraft interiors.

Western Global Airlines Creating 170 Jobs In Louisiana

The cargo freight carrier will make a $3 million investment to establish its own aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Shreveport Regional Airport.

Formosa Investing $9.4B In Louisiana Manufacturing Complex

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.

Deep South Studios Is Louisiana’s First QEC Project

The Pelican State’s new Qualified Entertainment Company program targets sustainable entertainment jobs for content creators.

Fuji Vegetable Oil Investing $70M In Louisiana Production Facility

The new specialty oils processing facility will result in 39 new direct jobs in Jefferson Parish, with the help of the LED FastStart workforce training program.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Silver Award

Next-generation technology services to support digital transformations will be provided at DXC’s new center in the Central Business District of New Orleans.

$25M Water Management Research, Conference Center Opens In Louisiana

The elevated 34,000-square-foot facility combines global water management research with major conference space, co-working space and unprecedented public viewing of the Mississippi River.

DXC Technology To Create 2,000 Jobs In New Orleans

Fortune 250 firm’s Digital Transformation Center represents Louisiana’s largest technology project to date; Louisiana campuses to provide talent pipeline through historic higher education initiative.

Champion Home Builders Growing In Louisiana

The manufactured homes company’s expansion will result in a $1.3 million capital investment and 200 new jobs in Leesville, LA.

Global Growth Surge in Southwest Louisiana

The five-parish area in SWLA is in the midst of a surge of more than $44 billion in mega-projects under construction.

Foster Farms Investing $30M In Louisiana Poultry Plant Expansion

The new Foster Farms project will retain 1,092 existing jobs and create 50 new direct jobs in Farmerville, Union Parish.

Noranda Bauxite & Alumina Investing $35M In Louisiana

The company will expand and upgrade its St. James Parish alumina refinery, and also move its headquarters to the Gramercy facility, creating 65 new jobs.

Plastipak Packaging Investing $15M In Central Louisiana

The rigid plastic container manufacturer will add up to seven new plastics production lines at its manufacturing facility in Pineville, LA.

Mauser To Invest $10M In Louisiana Industrial Packaging Project

Mauser will establish a new packaging facility in the Talon Industrial Park in Geismar, LA, creating 75 new jobs.

Making Waves: Building A Water Management Mecca

Coastal rebuilding projects are driving the growth of the water sector in Louisiana. The Pelican State aims to become the Silicon Valley of the global water industry.

Honeywell Dedicates $300M Mobile Refrigerants Facility In Louisiana

Over the past four years, Honeywell’s Louisiana expansions have created 118 new direct jobs and $915 million in new capital investment statewide.

Graphic Packaging, DHL Team Up For $274M Project In Northeast Louisiana

More than 800 jobs will be retained, 93 new ones created at the 1.27 million-square-foot converting/logistics center in Monroe, LA.

Provision Healthcare Developing $100M Advanced Cancer Treatment Center In New Orleans

The Louisiana Proton Therapy Center will be housed on University Medical Center campus in city’s biomedical corridor.

Energizing Louisiana’s Future

Louisiana is ready to be the prime global hub for liquefied natural gas exports, and it’s aiming to be the national leader in cybersecurity.

Lotte Chemical USA Moving HQ To Southwest Louisiana

The Korea-based manufacturer will relocate its corporate offices from Houston to a location near its multi-billion dollar investment in Lake Charles, LA.

Louisiana: Plaquemines Parish Lands $8.5-Billion LNG Complex

Venture Global’s two liquified natural gas projects in Louisiana, a total investment of $13 billion, will make the state a leader in LNG exports.

Monster Moto Celebrates New Louisiana Headquarters

The youth-market vehicle company invested $4M to relocate its headquarters from Dallas to Ruston, LA, where it will create 287 over the next decade.

Glovis America Creating 150 Jobs In Louisiana

The company’s new inland distribution center will operate in a 125,000-square-foot facility and more than 90 adjoining acres at the former GM site in Shreveport.

Crown Bioscience Locating Project At New Iberia Research Center

The pharmaceutical research and development facility will be located at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette affiliate.

Venture Global Investing $8.5B In Louisiana LNG Complex

The natural gas liquefaction facility and LNG export terminal will create 250 new jobs in Plaquemines Parish.

Louisiana: Business As Usual In The Bayou

No matter what Mother Nature throws at Louisiana, the Pelican State knows how to stay on its feet and keep its momentum moving onward and upward.

CSRA Opens Integrated Technology Center In Bossier City, LA

The new, state-of-the-art facility will bring 800 IT jobs to Northwest Louisiana and cost-savings for its federal government customers.

Venyu Solutions Opens Tier III Data Center In Shreveport

Following $20 million capital investment, historic former department store becomes Louisiana’s first Tier III data center.

CSRA Creating Customer Engagement Center In Louisiana

The new operation will create 300 jobs within two years, adding to CSRA's 800-job Integrated Technology Center that will open in Bossier City in late 2016.

Technology Center Opens At UL Lafayette Research Park

CGI Federal recently celebrated the dedication of its $13.1 million, 50,000-square-foot information technology center that serves as an anchor for the 143-acre University of Louisiana at Lafayette Research Park.

OxyChem To Invest $145M In Louisiana Expansion

The new product will enable the efficient production of next-generation refrigerants, which have low global-warming potential and ozone depletion potential.

Monsanto To Invest $975M In Louisiana Expansion

The investment in its St. Charles Parish operations will support the launch of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System.

Axiall, Lotte Invest $3 Billion in Louisiana Chemical Plants

A joint venture will build a new $1.9-billion ethane cracker and a $1.1-billion glycol plant on a Lake Charles site in Calcasieu Parish.

SnapShots: 60 Seconds With Don Pierson, Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development

Louisiana is strengthening initiatives to help existing employers grow through its LED Business Expansion & Retention Group, while stepping up efforts to site emerging business opportunities from key investors in the Americas and across the globe.

Baton Rouge Lands BlueLine Associates’ Software Development Office

BlueLine Associates will establish a new software development office at the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge, creating 40 new jobs.

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