Area Development ranks Louisiana No. 5 in Top States for Doing Business survey
Posted on 9/14/2017 2:06:00 AM.
Louisiana remains one of the most business-friendly states in the nation, ranking No. 5 in Area Development magazine’s annual Top States for Doing Business survey. LED Secretary Don Pierson says this is a great third party endorsement they can reference to show that Louisiana is a great place to do business, for many reasons.
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Louisiana could be contender for new Amazon headquarters
Posted on 9/8/2017 11:00:00 AM.

Amazon seeks a location for a new corporate headquarters, as the online mega retailer plans to open a second corporate location. State Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says Louisiana has a lot of strengths to offer should we throw our hat in the ring, and its likely we will.
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LED's FastStart named best workforce training program
Posted on 7/24/2017 2:22:00 AM.

Louisiana’s FastStart workforce training program has been named the best in the nation by Business Facilities magazine for a record eight years in a row. Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says this can help LED bring more companies to the Bayou State.
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LED creates business startup program for military veterans
Posted on 5/26/2017 11:45:00 AM.

Louisiana Economic Development, along with several partners, has created a business startup program for military veterans. LED Secretary Don Pierson says many soldiers have a desire to start a small business once returning home.

 
He says the idea for the Louisiana Veteran Entrepreneurship Program came after hearing LSU’s Baton Rouge campus was helping disabled veterans in a similar way.
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Chinese chemical company announces plans for chemical plant to be built in Louisiana
Posted on 4/11/2017 3:17:00 AM.

A Chinese chemical company chooses Louisiana over Texas to build a 1.1 billion dollar manufacturing complex. State Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says this announcement will help Louisiana grow as a global leader in chemical manufacturing and he says the project by Wanhua Chemical Group will bring 170 new direct jobs to the state.
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LED announces Lotte Chemical moves from Houston to Lake Charles
Posted on 4/7/2017 5:33:00 AM.

Louisiana Economic Development announces Lotte Chemical is moving their headquarters from Houston to Lake Charles. LED Secretary Don Pierson says Lotte already has a chemical plant under construction at the junction of Interstates 10 and 210. He says this is a big win for the Bayou State.
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Louisiana on its way to being a top state for computer science graduates
Posted on 3/6/2017 4:27:00 AM.

Louisiana is on track to become one of the top states for computer science graduates. State Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says by using a digital media incentive, Louisiana was able to attract major players in the IT business to the state.
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Auto jobs coming to Shreveport
Posted on 1/4/2017 12:49:00 PM.

GLOVIS America announces a new inland distribution center for imported vehicles will be located in the old General Motors plant in Shreveport.
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CSRA opens new integrated technology center in Bossier City
Posted on 11/16/2016 6:11:00 AM.

CSRA has opened a new integrated technology center in Bossier City, which is good news for economic development in northwest Louisiana. LED Secretary Don Pierson says CSRA isn’t a household name like IBM and CenturyLink, but it’s still a major information technology company.
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Louisiana ranks in Top 10 Best States for Business
Posted on 11/4/2016 10:07:00 AM.

For the seventh straight year, Louisiana is in the top 10 for Site Selector’s Best States for Business, coming in at number 7. The report looked at factors that allows a business to thrive in Louisiana, including tax burden. Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says this could help bring more national companies to the Bayou State.
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