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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: Champion Home Builders to Hire 40 For Leesville Facility

Development News | June 29, 2020

Champion Home Builders, supported by LED FastStart®, will conduct a job fair to hire 40 employees for its manufacturing facility in Leesville,... more >>


LA: Etheredge Industrial Services Expanding Near Lake Charles

Development News | June 25, 2020

Etheredge Industrial Services is creating a new machine maintenance, repair and overhaul facility near Lake Charles. more >>


LA: South Louisiana Rail Facility To Develop Rice Mill, Creating 35 Jobs

Development News | June 12, 2020

The South Louisiana Rail Facility will develop an $11.6 million rice mill in Jefferson Davis Parish, resulting in 35 new jobs in Louisiana’s... more >>


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Louisiana Hits New Heights

Article | March 18, 2020

Louisiana’s industrial growth strikes a recurring theme, with strong performance in foreign direct investment. In the past decade, Louisiana is one... more >>


LA: Iriapak To Open $7M Plant In New Orleans, Creating 25 Jobs

Development News | March 12, 2020

Iriapak will make a $7 million capital investment to establish a packaging film manufacturing facility in eastern New Orleans. 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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