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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: Oceaneering Announces Expansion in Morgan City

Development News | April 12, 2012

Growth will add 200 new direct jobs and 407 new indirect jobs. more >>


LA: Houston Plating & Coatings Announces 9$ Million Investment in Scott

Development News | January 16, 2012

Recently, Gov. Bobby Jindal, joined by CEO William Howard of Houston Plating & Coatings LLC, announced that HP&C will invest more than $9 million in... more >>


LA: Gov. Jindal and Music Mountain Water CEO Marcus Wren Announce Major Capital Investment in Shreveport

Development News | July 27, 2011

Recently, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Music Mountain Water Company CEO and President Marcus Wren III announced Music Mountain Water will invest $9.3... more >>


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2010 CiCi Awards - Corporate Investment Top 15

Article | February 28, 2010

Using the words of Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, the 15 winners of our Corporate Investment awards “buck national economic trends.”  ... more >>


Research and Development is BIG Business - Locally and Nationally

Article | December 31, 2009

The term ‘research and development,’ or more commonly, ‘R&D,’ refers to “creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to... 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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