Sunshine Project will make St. James Parish the new home for Formosa Plastics Group
Posted on 4/23/2018 3:01:00 PM.
Huge economic development news as Formosa selects a site in St. James Parish near the Sunshine Bridge to build a $9.4 billion chemical manufacturing complex. State Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says the 2,400 acre site is branded as the Sunshine Project and it would create 1,200 jobs.
Economic development, Sunshine Bridge, Formosa Plastics Group

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.

Don Pierson, LED, Fast Start, economic development

New LED Secretary begins statewide tour today
Posted on 1/25/2016 3:03:00 AM.
New Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson begins meeting today with local economic development groups to emphasize small business success in the state. Pierson says Governor John Bel Edwards has made small business growth a priority.  
Louisiana, economic development, Don Pierson, small business

Jindal tours state to highlight economic development achievements
Posted on 12/8/2015 5:55:00 AM.

Governor Bobby Jindal will be in Shreveport today to begin a tour around the state highlighting his economic development wins during his two terms in office. Jindal will tour the Benteler Steel/Tube facility and visit with employees. Tomorrow, he’ll be at CenturyLink in Monroe. His former Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret says Jindal worked hard a bringing jobs into Louisiana.

Bobby Jindal, economic development, Stephen Moret

Monster Moto to establish headquarters and manufacturing facility in Ruston
Posted on 4/15/2015 5:17:00 PM.
Governor Bobby Jindal and Dallas-based Monster Moto announce the company will establish a headquarters and manufacturing facility in Ruston.  The project includes a $4 million investment to build a 100,000 square foot facility at the former site of Ruston's municipal airport.  
Ruston, Louisiana, Monster Moto, economic development, Ronny Walker

Jindal announces economic development trip to Europe
Posted on 1/8/2015 11:05:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
On his continued quest to bring more business to Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal announces he's planned a trip to Europe seeking new foreign trade and investment. Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret says they want to go global in efforts to attract new jobs to Louisiana.
bobby jindal, europe, economic development, stephen moret

State seeing huge, years-long construction boom
Posted on 11/25/2013 1:29:00 PM.
 Louisiana is seeing the beginnings of a construction boom that may last through 2016 and beyond. Figures from the Associated General Contractors of America shows Louisiana had an 8.3% increase in construction jobs over the past 12 months; the 3rd-highest in the nation. LSU economist Dr. Loren Scott says the boom is just beginning.
economic development, Dr. Loren Scott, construction boom

Officials Break Ground on Big IBM Tech Service Complex in Downtown Baton Rouge
Posted on 9/27/2013 4:07:00 AM.
Governor Jindal and other officials held groundbreaking ceremonies Thursday, for a huge new technology center that will employ hundreds. Mr. Jindal says preliminary construction has already begun on the IBM  site, facing the Mississippi River.
IBM, economic development, Bobby Jindal, Baton Rouge

Business Site Selection Trade Names BR Number One in the Country for Economic Growth Potential
Posted on 8/4/2013 4:01:00 PM.
Baton Rouge is ranked at the top of a list of American cities with great economic growth potential. The ranking is from "Business Facilities", a trade publication. Adam Knapp is president of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (of commerce). He says it's great to see the Capitol City at the top of a "good list".
Baton Rouge, BRAC, Adam Knapp, economic development

Jindal: Honeywell to Invest $208-Million to Expand Four Louisiana Plants
Posted on 7/15/2013 11:09:00 AM.
Governor Bobby Jindal was on hand in Gonzales today, for the announcement that a major industry will expand its existing operations in Louisiana. Mr. Jindal says Honeywell will invest $208-million to expand four of its performance materials and technology sites here,
Bobby Jindal, economic development, Honeywell

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