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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

LA: Gaming Company Keyword Studios Commits to New Orleans Office

Development News | January 6, 2021

Keyword Studios recently announced a $50M Acquisition of High Voltage Software, with offices in Hoffman Estate, Ill., and New Orleans, La. more >>


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Louisiana Fuses Energy Strengths into Climate Leadership

Article | January 5, 2021

In a year of rapid change, 2020 marked a watershed for clean energy and climate solutions in Louisiana. Private- and public-sector initiatives make... more >>


LA: Amazon Set to Open First Fulfillment Center in State, Creating 500+ Jobs

Development News | December 29, 2020

Amazon plans to open its first fulfillment center in the state of Louisiana, in the town of Carencro, creating over 500 new, full-time jobs. more >>


LA: Stewart Enterprises to Add 115 Jobs in Jefferson Parish

Development News | September 4, 2020

Stewart Enterprises will create 115 new direct jobs based at the Stewart offices in the Elmwood area of Jefferson Parish. more >>


LA: Cajun Traditions Announces New Processing Facility in Church Point, to Hire 35

Development News | August 18, 2020

Cajun Traditions Food Processors will develop a new meat processing and packaging facility in Church Point, 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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