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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

Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state's business environment and creating a more vibrant Louisiana economy.

Vision: Louisiana consistently outperforms the South and the U.S. in creating jobs and economic opportunities for its citizens.

Mission: Cultivate jobs and economic opportunity for the people of Louisiana through nine integrated economic development strategies:

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LA: Power Company to Develop $100M Control Center in Shreveport, with 83 Jobs

Development News | January 21, 2022

AEP, which manages the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, will invest $100 million to develop a new Shreveport Transmission Control... more >>


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LA: New Customer Care Center in Shreveport to Create 600 Jobs

Development News | January 19, 2022

New $1.5 million customer care center estimated to result in 914 direct and indirect jobs. more >>


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CiCi Awards 2022 Community Impact Awards

Article | January 6, 2022

The location of a new facility or the expansion of an existing one can have a profound effect on a community. For the 16th annual CiCi Awards for... more >>


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LA: Energy Company Considers $550M Blue Methanol Plant, with 465 Jobs

Development News | December 30, 2021

Bia Energy Operating Company is evaluating a $550 million blue methanol production plant that would be located at the Port of Caddo-Bossier in... more >>


LA: $110M Sawmill Proposed in Plain Dealing, Would Mean 125 New Jobs

Development News | December 17, 2021

Sawmill project would support nearly 500 direct and indirect new jobs in the Northwest region. 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 >>


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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 >>


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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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