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: Manufacturer to Open New Facility in Minden, Create Up to 120 Jobs

Development News | November 30, 2018

Plans are to create 40 new jobs within the first year of operations in Minden and another 80 positions during the second year. more >>

LA: Joint Venture will Redevelop Avondale Shipyards Site in Jefferson Parish

Development News | October 5, 2018

Avondale Marine, a joint venture of T. Parker Host & Hilco Redevelopment Partners, to transform 254-acre site into global logistics hub. more >>


Hotspots and their Cool Business Attractions

Article | September 17, 2018

It's important to examine what areas consider to be their most delightful qualities for livability to businesses and staffs. Its all here. more >>

LA: Martco to Invest $8M to Upgrade Wood Products Facility in Chopin

Development News | July 31, 2018

In Natchitoches Parish, RoyOMartin site will retain 680 jobs, create 14 new direct jobs. more >>

LA: Shintech to Invest $1.49B, Expand, Create 120 More Jobs

Development News | July 25, 2018

Iberville Parish project to create 120 direct jobs, 590 indirect jobs to develop new chlor alkali & vinyl chloride monomer production facility. 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 >>