Louisiana Economic Development



A highly skilled manufacturing workforce, the nation’s lowest taxes for new manufacturing operations and competitive incentive programs make Louisiana an ideal location for advanced manufacturing. A right-to-work state with a strong, pro-business climate, Louisiana also offers companies a superior transportation infrastructure and the nation’s No. 1 state workforce development program. To find out more about Louisiana’s manufacturing advantages, visit OpportunityLouisiana.com/manufacturing.


Louisiana offers services at no cost to companies considering new operations in the state, including:




"We are pleased to select Louisiana as the site for Benteler Steel/Tube's first U.S. production plant. The talented workforce, welcoming business climate and important geographic proximity to North America's energy corridor were all important factors in our decision to locate here."
- Matthias Jaeger, CEO, Benteler Steel/Tube

"Louisiana is a state that wants to help business succeed."
- Ron Sedley, Owner, Ronpak

“Businesses relocating to Louisiana can be certain they will have strong support from the state in acquiring and training skilled workers.”
- Jack Rogers, Editor in Chief, Business Facilities