- 10.11.13 Jogler Announces Relocation Of Manufacturing Facility And Headquarters To Baton Rouge Company will create 60 new direct jobs at manufacturing facility for liquid level gauges and accessories
- 9.26.13 Governor Jindal And IBM Senior Vice President Colleen Arnold Break Ground On New 800-Job Technology Center In Downtown Baton Rouge IBM Services Center: Baton Rouge, already operating at a temporary site, represents Louisiana’s largest software development project to date, with innovative public-private partnerships in higher education and urban development
- 9.25.13 ChenMed Announces New Healthcare Software Development Center In New Orleans Healthcare provider will expand software subsidiary, ChenTech, creating 50 new direct jobs focused on user-friendly applications for senior healthcare clinics and other customers
- 9.24.13 Governor Jindal And Shell Announce Company’s Selection Of Ascension Parish For A Potential World-Scale, Gas-To-Liquids Facility
- 9.19.13 Wingspan Portfolio Advisors Announces 532 New Direct Jobs For Northeast Louisiana
- 9.16.13 Gov. Jindal And Benteler Steel/Tube Break Ground On $975 Million Manufacturing Site At The Port Of Caddo-Bossier
- 9.13.13 Teleperformance Announces Shreveport Center Growing With 740 New Jobs
- 9.12.13 BASF Announces $42.6 Million Investment In New Polyurethanes Blending Facility
- 9.5.13 Juniper GTL Announces $100 Million Natural Gas-To-Liquids Plant Investment In Southwest Louisiana
- 8.27.13 The Dow Chemical Company To Make $1 Billion-Plus Investment In Plaquemine Site
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.