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

LA: Materials Handling Company to Expand in N.O., Creating 42 Jobs

Development News | March 12, 2021

International-Matex Tank Terminals will expand its headquarters in New Orleans, creating 42 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of... more >>

LA: NASA Deal Could Lead to 50-Acre Louisiana Space Campus

Development News | March 11, 2021

The State of Louisiana has signed an agreement with NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility that could lead to creation of the Louisiana Space Campus. more >>

LA: $800M Investment to Extract Rare Earth Elements to Mean 800 Jobs

Development News | March 9, 2021

ElementUS will make an $800 million capital investment to extract rare earth elements at the Noranda Alumina site in Gramercy, Louisiana. more >>

LA: Tech Company to Open Headquarters in New Orleans, Creating 10 Jobs

Development News | February 4, 2021

BENZAIT will open its headquarters office in New Orleans and create up to 10 new direct jobs by the close of 2021. more >>

LA: Gramercy Labs Brings Tech Startup Incubator, 25 New Jobs to New Orleans

Development News | January 28, 2021

Gramercy companies plan to immediately bring up to 25 jobs to its New Orleans location. 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 >>