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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.LouisianaEconomicDevelopment.com

Targeted Industries

•   Aerospace & Defense
•   Automotive
•   Bio & Pharmaceuticals
•   Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution
•   Metals
•   Plastics
•   Technology/R&D

About Louisiana Economic Development

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CiCi Awards 2021 Community Impact Awards

Article | January 5, 2021

A company’s decision to locate a new facility or expand an existing one can have a profound effect on a community, and it can go well beyond a... more >>


LA: New Amazon Robotics Facility in Baton Rouge to Create 50 Jobs

Development News | June 17, 2021

Company plans to serve Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas markets; project will create 50 new direct jobs. more >>


LA: $1.6M Federal Grant Part of $3M Initiative to Enhance State's Ports

Development News | June 11, 2021

Matched with $1.4 million from state and port partners, the $3 million SmartPort initiative will bring next-generation maritime technology to... more >>


LA: Swaybox Studios to Expand Animation Production for Movies, TV

Development News | June 4, 2021

Swaybox Studios in Jefferson Parish will expand its animation production operations under Louisiana’s Entertainment Job Creation Program. more >>


LA: New Breeze Airways to Operate at New Orleans Airport, Creating 261 Jobs

Development News | May 26, 2021

Airline will directly connect New Orleans to new markets; project to result in over 1,000 new direct, indirect jobs in Louisiana. more >>


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Louisiana Economic Development

A Perfect Fit: Plastics in Louisiana

March 12, 2021

Gifted with natural resources, Louisiana excels at producing one of the world’s most-essential manufactured materials: plastic. The state is also... more >>


Louisiana Economic Development

EdTech Firm Says Goodbye, Silicon Valley... Hello, Silicon Bayou.

January 7, 2021

EdTech company SchoolMint is taking advantage of Lafayette, La.’s business climate, assistance programs, workforce training and higher-ed... more >>


LA: Governor Recognizes Mentor-Protégé Program Participants

September 25, 2019

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards recognized the inaugural class of companies participating in Louisiana’s Mentor-Protégé Recognition Program. more >>


LED FastStart Ranks No.1 In Workforce Training For 10th Straight Year

July 25, 2019

Landmark Louisiana LED FastStart program is best in nation for past decade; Louisiana also ranks high for foreign direct investment, and more. more >>


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 look like.... more >>


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