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Louisiana: New Frontier for Opportunity

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.”

A Tech Buildup on the Bayou

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.


Powerhouse In the Making

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.

Workers (and business) unite!

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.

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