Southwest Louisiana

BENTELER Steel/Tube Manufacturing Corporation

Louisiana Announces Over $58M In Manufacturing Investment In One Day

The three manufacturing projects announced today will create or retain approximately 600 jobs at locations in Northwest and Southwest Louisiana.
Louisiana Opportunity

Louisiana Offers Opportunity

Louisiana, the Bayou State, is well positioned to offer businesses an environment to expand renewable energy innovations.
Ports and Foreign Trade Zones

Ports & FTZs: Expand The Reach Of Commerce

Support from federal and local governments has allowed ports across the United States to increase its import and export capabilities. 
tourism and hospitality

Tourism Bouncing Back

With domestic travel on the rise, the tourism and hospitality industries still have a journey ahead to full recovery.
Logistics Locations

Logistics Locations: Moving At The Speed Of Business

Through ports, rail, roadways, and airports, the ideal location enables companies to transport goods and access supplies quickly.
supply chain

Logistics: Constant State Of Change

Massive disruptions to global supply chains during the pandemic have forced the logistics sector to rapidly adapt, with manufacturers moving their supplier networks closer to home.
Southwest Louisiana

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.
Louisiana

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.
SEBD Louisiana peer learning

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.
Lacassine Operating Company

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.
Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ)

Ports & FTZs: The Value of Entry

Whether going on a business trip, exporting cars or utilizing the benefits of an FTZ, you’ll experience firsthand how the U.S. Customs and Border Protection entity lives up to its mission of “enabling legitimate trade and travel.”
Lake Charles Louisiana

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.
Southwest Louisiana

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.
ports and FTZ

Ports And FTZs: Enter With Less Risk

Ports and FTZs are beneficial locations for all of your business needs, providing the transportation link that gets your goods where they need to go.
logistics industry

Logistics: On the Road, Water or Rails…or in the Air — AGAIN

Despite an uneven track record in annual revenues vs. costs, the logistics industry keeps on trucking, railing, sailing and flying to get your goods where they need to go.
aerospace

Industry Focus: Aerospace Sector Is Flying High Again

After losing altitude for the past five years as defense cuts eliminated 185,000 jobs, the U.S. aerospace industry is growing in 2016.
tax credits

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.
Texas 2023 State of the Year

2023 State Of The Year: Opportunity Awaits In Texas

A robust business climate and strategic growth during 2023 earns the Lone Star State this recognition.

[VIDEO] Get More for Your Business in Ardmore. Oklahoma

The ADA owns three industrial parks and several single sites and buildings, giving our organization both the power and incentive to negotiate favorable terms for expanding companies.

Location Spotlight: The Rhode Island Advantage

Rhode Island’s ideal location in the Northeast boasts all the benefits of major commercial centers, including easy access to top companies, all manner of transportation, and world-class universities.