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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: Raistone Capital Launches Financial Tech Hub In NOLA, to Hire 50

Development News | March 11, 2020

Raistone Capital is expanding to New Orleans with the establishment of an office in the city’s Central Business District. more >>


LA: Crafty Apes Expands VFX Production To Louisiana, to Create 14+ Jobs

Development News | March 6, 2020

Visual effects and post-production industry leader Crafty Apes has expanded to Baton Rouge under Louisiana’s Entertainment Job Creation Program. more >>


LA: Expansion at Southland Steel Means 70 New Manufacturing Jobs to Fill

Development News | March 3, 2020

Southland Steel Fabricators Inc., supported by LED FastStart, will conduct a job fair on Wednesday, March 18, to identify potential employees. more >>


LA: Base Craft Creating Entertainment Jobs In Jefferson Parish

Development News | February 26, 2020

Base Craft, a motion picture equipment leasing company, will expand its operations in Harahan, La., under Louisiana’s Entertainment Job Creation... more >>


LA: E.I. Williams Industries Announces 100-Job Manufacturing Facility

Development News | February 18, 2020

E.I. Williams Industries will establish a Louisiana facility to manufacture industrial sound-control equipment in Webster Parish. 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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