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.
Greater Houston Partnership snares Business Facilities' Gold Award for Goodman Global Group's 4.1-million-square-foot consolidated campus.
Louisiana is bringing together state, regional and local partners, including business and higher education resources, in intelligent collaborations yielding sustainable economic growth.
Shell Chemical LP will invest $717 million in a new linear alpha olefins manufacturing unit at the company’s Ascension Parish, LA complex.
inXile Entertainment will establish a video game development studio in New Orleans, LA, creating 50 new direct jobs over the next five years.
Indorama Ventures will invest $175 million to renovate and restart a dormant ethane cracker west of Lake Charles, LA.
With ethane crackers and downstream plants in two phases, Formosa Petrochemical Corp. would create up to 1,200 new direct jobs in St. James Parish, LA.
Lithuania-based Investimus Foris will make a $265 million capital investment to convert an idle biofuels refinery in Grant Parish, LA into an ammonia manufacturing facility, creating 85 new direct jobs.
Iberville Parish project comes after governor’s economic mission to Asia; will result in more than 750 new direct and indirect jobs and 2,100 new construction jobs.
Company will produce youth-market vehicles in project resulting in more than 570 new direct and indirect jobs.
First announced in 2011, CenturyLink's new Technology Center of Excellence will be home to 800 jobs in Monroe and result in 1,170 new indirect jobs in the greater Monroe area.
The Lake Charles area project will supply Sasol’s petrochemical complex, creating more than 2,800 new jobs.
Viking River Cruises project to result in over 780 new direct and indirect jobs in Louisiana.
The project will include 50,000-square-foot facility and result in more than 340 new direct and indirect jobs.
Project includes 450 new direct jobs at plants that convert sugar cane biomass to energy pellets.
First major Chinese foreign direct investment project in Louisiana will create 400 new direct jobs in St. James Parish and result in an estimated 2,700 total new jobs in the Southeast Region.
Project will result in 930 new direct and indirect jobs upon completion.
World-class infrastructure, a burgeoning energy sector and a cornucopia of available sites await expanding businesses looking for the perfect place to put down roots and nurture growth.
IBM Services Center: Baton Rouge, already operating at a temporary site, represents Louisiana’s largest software development project to date, with innovative public-private partnerships in higher education and urban development.
Company will develop two million-square-foot complex, resulting in 210 new direct jobs and 516 new indirect jobs.
Hiring for the GTL and ethane cracker facilities will begin in 2014. Operations of the first plant are expected to start in 2017, with full employment reached within two years after commercial operations begin. Dec 4, 2012 @ 12:28 PM
Every year, we showcase the economic development deals with the biggest impact and rank the top states and metros. Now, we turn our spotlight on the agencies with the best practices who have achieved overall excellence. From the March/April 2012 issue.