- 6.18.13 Lantern Awards Recognize Manufacturing Excellence In Louisiana Companies from eight regions of the state earn honors for quality and community service
- 5.21.13 Danos Announces New Louisiana Headquarters And Manufacturing Expansion Energy firm's $30 million capital investment will result in nearly 1,300 new Louisiana jobs
- 5.20.13 RoyOMartin Announces $20 Million Expansion At Chopin Plant Plywood project will retain 686 jobs and result in 80 new direct and indirect jobs
- 5.15.13 Wolverine Terminals Announces $30 Million Crude Oil Terminal Project In St. James Parish Company will create 20 new direct jobs and provide 425,000-barrel capacity for storage, blending and domestic shipping
- 5.15.13 LED And SBA Honor 2013 Small Business Award Winners Event honors Louisiana small business leaders and their contributions to the state's economy
- 5.7.13 Louisiana Earns Its Highest Ranking Ever In CEO Survey Of State Business Climates Up 33 spots since 2009, Louisiana ranks No. 11 in Chief Executive's Best & Worst States for Business
- 5.2.13 Gov. Jindal And Boise Inc. Announce $111 Million Investment At DeRidder Paper Mill Project will create 54 new direct jobs and result in 222 new indirect jobs while retaining 440 employees
- 5.1.13 Idaho Timber Announces Plans To Reopen Mill In Coushatta Project in Red River Parish will create 90 new jobs and result in 289 new indirect jobs
- 4.25.13 Methanex Announces $550 Million Methanol Plant Project In Louisiana Two relocated plants will result in more than 1,300 new direct and indirect jobs
EQ: Louisiana Economic Quarterly
Louisiana in the News
Forbes describes Louisiana as “America’s new frontier for business opportunity” in a commentary about the state’s economic development efforts. With a dramatic economic transformation since 2008, Louisiana is attracting major business investment in both traditional and emerging industries, “…luring in dozens of economic development projects that are creating more than 63,000 jobs and over $28 billion in new capital investment.”
NEW ORLEANS—Barrett Conrad had plenty of chances to leave this city after earning a degree in computer science from Tulane University in 2002. Instead, the creator of a smartphone app for trivia buffs now urges computer programmers from across the country to move here.
When everyone on the team is focused like a laser on the only possible outcome, the team will deliver. Gov. Bobby Jindal made economic development his top campaign issue when running for Louisiana's chief executive officer position a few years ago, and that focus is paying off.
EARLY next month Barack Obama plans to speak about jobs. There are not enough of them, and frustration on that subject got a boost this month when Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, entered the Republican presidential race. Mr Perry's best selling point is that, since June 2009, Texas has created 40% of America's net new jobs.