Louisiana Economic Development

Don Pierson

Secretary of Economic Development

617 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802-5239
Phone : 225-342-3000
Toll-free : 800-450-8115
Fax : 225-342-3000
Email : Don.Pierson@LA.gov
Website : www.OpportunityLouisiana.com

Targeted Industries

•   Aerospace & Defense
•   Automotive
•   Bio & Pharmaceuticals
•   Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution
•   Metals
•   Plastics
•   Technology/R&D

About Louisiana Economic Development

LA: Oceaneering Announces Expansion in Morgan City

Development News | April 12, 2012

Growth will add 200 new direct jobs and 407 new indirect jobs. more >>

LA: Houston Plating & Coatings Announces 9$ Million Investment in Scott

Development News | January 16, 2012

Recently, Gov. Bobby Jindal, joined by CEO William Howard of Houston Plating & Coatings LLC, announced that HP&C will invest more than $9 million in... more >>

LA: Gov. Jindal and Music Mountain Water CEO Marcus Wren Announce Major Capital Investment in Shreveport

Development News | July 27, 2011

Recently, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Music Mountain Water Company CEO and President Marcus Wren III announced Music Mountain Water will invest $9.3... more >>


2010 CiCi Awards - Corporate Investment Top 15

Article | February 28, 2010

Using the words of Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, the 15 winners of our Corporate Investment awards “buck national economic trends.”  ... more >>

Research and Development is BIG Business - Locally and Nationally

Article | December 31, 2009

The term ‘research and development,’ or more commonly, ‘R&D,’ refers to “creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to... more >>

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Louisiana Economic Development

LED FastStart Tops Workforce Training Program Rankings for 8th Year

December 13, 2017

Since launching in 2008, LED FastStart® has raised the bar and elevated expectations for what a best-in-class workforce program should be. more >>