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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

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Good to Go! These Designated and Certified Sites Will Get Businesses Rolling

Article | January 14, 2020

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LA: Ampirical to Build Corporate HQ near Covington, to Create 400 Jobs

Development News | January 10, 2020

Ampirical Solutions will build a 78,000-square-foot corporate headquarters near Covington, La., creating 400 new direct jobs. more >>


LA: AFCO Industries to Expand In Alexandria, Creating 16 Jobs

Development News | December 26, 2019

AFCO Industries will make a $3.62 million investment to expand its manufacturing facility in Alexandria, La. more >>


LA: RoyOMartin Announces $25 Million Investment In Two Louisiana Facilities

Development News | December 24, 2019

Forest products company Martco LLC announced the company will invest a combined $25 million to modernize its production facilities in Louisiana. more >>


LA: Medline to Build Distribution Center in St. Tammany Parish, Creating 460+ Jobs

Development News | December 20, 2019

Medline Industries Inc. will build an 800,000-square-foot distribution center and create more than 460 new direct jobs in St. Tammany Parish, near... more >>


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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 >>


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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 >>


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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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