State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 605.1
State-Local Tax Burden
Rate (%): 7.8%
Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.9%): -2.11%
Development Trend Indicator: Positive
Its high-tech side emerges by landing major IBM site for Baton Rouge.
“Louisiana has worked very diligently to change the business environment through lower taxation on the business community. They have worked with the education community to address workforce needs specific to the business demand and created programs to enhance specific areas of shortage.”
“Louisiana has made significant progress in becoming more business friendly in the last four years. They have made a remarkable turnaround in the perception of the state in the U.S. business community.”
“Louisiana has been very supportive of our current and future business goals. The state has consistently supported the business’ aim of maintaining manufacturing in Southeast Louisiana. Louisiana Tax Incentives are generally the best that I have found.”
“Louisiana continues to improve on drawing big business to LA outside the usual spectrum of LA industry. Software, entertainment, manufacturing, aerospace and more. It’s all happening now. It opens the door for a wider range of clientele for my line of work.”
“Louisiana offers the most custom packages of any state. And Faststart is awesome. Quality K-12 education and having “right to work” is very important.”
A survey of 300+ CEOs conducted in early May shows declining confidence in business conditions, even as economy reopens in many parts of the country and around the world. But there could be a silver lining.