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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: Tomakk Glass Launches Manufacturing Facility In Shreveport, to Hire 50

Development News | August 13, 2020

Tomakk Glass Partners will make a $1.95 million investment to launch a glass manufacturing facility in Shreveport. more >>


LA: SchoolMint to Move HQ to Lafayette, Creating 178 New Jobs

Development News | July 28, 2020

Education software company SchoolMint will consolidate its U.S. operations in Lafayette, Louisiana, including transferring its headquarters from San... more >>


LA: Firm Wins $25M for Cyber Protection for Port Fourchon, to Create 23 Jobs

Development News | July 21, 2020

Stephenson Technologies Corp., LSU’s applied research entity, has won a $25 million federal contract for work to protect Louisiana’s energy... more >>


LA: Hood Container Announces $50 Million Mill Expansion

Development News | July 13, 2020

Hood Container of Louisiana LLC announced the company’s paper mill in West Feliciana Parish will complete a $50 million upgrade and capacity... more >>


LA: Cabot Corp. to Invest $90M in Ville Platte, Creating 60+ Jobs

Development News | July 8, 2020

Cabot Corporation will make a $90 million capital investment to enhance the performance of its plant in Ville Platte, 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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