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: French America Line to Locate HQ in Jefferson Parish, Hire 94

Development News | June 28, 2016

Gretna’s former ferry terminal to serve as home port for co.’s deluxe 150-passenger vessel Louisiane, scheduled to launch in Sept. 2016. more >>

LA: Elmer Chocolate Completes $40M Mfg Expansion in Ponchatoula

Development News | June 24, 2016

Project retains more than 160 employees and creates over 20 new direct, indirect jobs more >>

LA: Waitr Plans 100-Job Expansion in Lafayette

Development News | June 22, 2016

New technology operations center will support Waitr growth in restaurant markets across the South. more >>

LA: Lotte Chemical Breaks Ground on $3B Plant, Create 2,100 Total Jobs

Development News | June 15, 2016

Ethane cracker joint venture in Lake Charles, combined with Lotte plant, to result in 2,100 direct, indirect jobs. more >>

LA: Crest Industries Acquires Optimal Field Services, Retains 27 Jobs

Development News | June 8, 2016

Provider of goods & services to energy, petrochemical, electrical utility, commercial and industrial electrical contractor sectors to invest $2M. 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 >>