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

TX & LA: ExxonMobil Plans Investments of $20B to Expand Mfg, Hire 45,000

Development News | March 7, 2017

The largest publicly traded international oil & gas co. expanding its mfg capacity along the U.S. Gulf Coast over a 10-year period. more >>

LA: Monsanto Breaks Ground on $975M St. Charles Parish Expansion

Development News | February 6, 2017

Co. to retain 645 jobs in Luling, add 450 indirect jobs, for a total of more than 540 new permanent jobs; generate 1,000 construction jobs. more >>

LA: GLOVIS America to Open New Processing and Distribution Hub, Hire 150

Development News | January 9, 2017

New vehicle logistics & processing center at former GM plant in Shreveport to outfit imported vehicles with equipment, exterior upgrades. more >>

LA: Crown Bioscience to Establish a $1M Pharmaceutical R&D Facility

Development News | January 5, 2017

University of Louisiana at Lafayette center attracts bioscience project from North Carolina. more >>

LA: Venture Global to Invest $8.5B for 250-Job Plaquemines Parish LNG Complex

Development News | January 4, 2017

LED estimates project to also create 728 indirect jobs, for a total of more than 975 new jobs, and generate 2,200 construction jobs. 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 >>