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Louisiana: Climbing the business and economic development charts (Area Development Magazine)

March 22, 2015 by  
Filed under Articles and Features

Louisiana area developmentFrom the Port of New Orleans to the manufacturing facilities of the Shreveport area, Louisiana has been experiencing tremendous economic growth at a time when much of the nation has remained stagnant. Manufacturing, energy, transportation, and agribusiness continue to lead the state’s economy, while software development and biotech are blossoming into important sectors.

Louisiana has made impressive strides in recent years to create – according to Area Development’s recent survey of location consultants (2013 Top States for Doing Business) – one of the most business-friendly environments in the nation. Economic development leaders say generous tax incentives, a well-trained work force, relatively low operating costs, and a robust transportation infrastructure – that includes world-class ports, six interstate highways, and access to all six Class 1 railroads – make Louisiana a great place to locate.

Read the full story by Craig Guillot at Area Development.

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