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: General Informatics to Invest $20M, Create 147 Jobs at New Industrial Park

Development News | October 24, 2016

Initial $20M capital investment to include a 52,000 sq-ft, 3-story office building to house General Informatics, provider of managed IT services. more >>

LA: Venyu Opens $20M, 87,000 Sq-Ft Tier III Data Center in Shreveport

Development News | September 28, 2016

Provider of managed IT services renovated the historic, former Selber Bros. Depart. Store, built 60 years ago in downtown Shreveport. more >>


What Advanced Manufacturers Need to Thrive in the U.S.

Article | September 26, 2016

Check out how technology has changed how things are made, leading to a new name for the manufacturing industry: advanced manufacturing. more >>


Workforce Training is in High Demand by Employees and Employers Alike

Article | September 26, 2016

U.S. cities, counties and states are putting heavy emphasis on workforce training. Grab this chance to see how their specific efforts are paying off. more >>

LA: Ampirical Solutions to Add 50 Jobs, Retain 80 with Expansion

Development News | September 1, 2016

Designer of substations, relay switchyards, protective relays and more to expand electrical transmission infrastructure and distribution firm. 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 >>