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:

LA: Coca-Cola Proposes $42M Investment in Baton Rouge Facility, Creating Jobs

Development News | August 23, 2021

Expansion of bottling and distribution facility would result in 42 direct and indirect new jobs in Capital Region. more >>

LA: Partnership to Develop New Sawmill in Bienville Parish, Creating 130 Jobs

Development News | July 27, 2021

State-of-the-art lumber mill to produce 320 million board feet of lumber annually, result in 517 direct, indirect new jobs. more >>

LA: Delta Biofuel Proposes $70M Renewable Fuel Plant in Jeanerette

Development News | July 7, 2021

Delta Biofuel is evaluating Iberia Parish, Louisiana, for a planned $70 million renewable fuel plant. more >>

LA: BioLab to Build New Westlake Chlorine Plant, Creating 82 Direct Jobs

Development News | July 1, 2021

KIK Consumer Products will make a $170 million investment to build a new chlorine products facility in Westlake, Louisiana. more >>

Who’s Who in Site Selection

Who’s Who- Economic Development Leadership

Article | June 28, 2021

In a country with its economy on the move, site selection professionals are a vital part of the economic pipeline. They assist at nearly all stages... 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 >>