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


Louisiana: Igniting Interest in Manufacturing Jobs

Article | December 6, 2016

See how Louisiana has prepared for manufacturing companies desiring a prosperous business location that offers a tremendous workforce. more >>

LA: Weyerhaeuser to Invest $1M for Regional Office in Ruston, Hire 20

Development News | November 23, 2016

One of the world’s largest forest products companies, with 14,000 employees worldwide, will lease a 7,500 sq-ft build-to-suit office. more >>

LA: Hood Container to Upgrade St. Francisville Facility, Add & Retain Jobs

Development News | November 15, 2016

Two-phase project to increase paper production at West Feliciana Parish, LA, plant, add direct, indirect and construction jobs. more >>

LA: Epic Piping Dedicates $45.3M Pipe Fabrication Campus for 560 New Jobs

Development News | November 11, 2016

Livingston Parish project features advanced robotic equipment to optimize pipe fabrication for a host of industries across the United States. more >>

LA: LeMoyen Mill & Timber to Redevelop Wood Products Mfg Facility, Create 65 Jobs

Development News | November 7, 2016

St. Landry Parish project involves repurposing a lumber mill and acquisition of standing timber and cut logs, saw boards and timbers. 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 >>