#37 Louisiana


#31 in Taxation and Regulation

#46 in Workforce Quality

#46 in Living Environment

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Regional Profile – Southeast

STATE
OVERALL REGIONAL RANK
TAXATION & REGULATION REGIONAL RANK
WORKFORCE QUALITY REGIONAL RANK
LIVING ENVIRONMENT REGIONAL RANK
Alabama
7
6
7
8
Florida
1
2
6
5
Georgia
5
4
2
3
Kentucky
8
7
8
7
Louisiana
10
9
9
9
Mississippi
11
10
10
11
North Carolina
2
5
3
1
South Carolina
4
3
5
2
Tennessee
3
1
1
4
Virginia
6
8
4
6
West Virginia
9
11
11
10

Key Industries

Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Agribusiness, Automotive, Energy, Entertainment, Processing, Software, Water Management

Key Companies

CenturyLink

Conrad Industries

IberiaBank

Shaw Group

Turner Industries

Advantages

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is planning a 1,200-room hotel and entertainment district upriver. This could help drive new business to New Orleans.

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday signed an executive order extending protection to state employees and contractors against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. It also bans state agencies from discriminating in the services they provide.

Challenges

The Louisiana House also gave the convention center taxing authority to pay for the planned expansion.

The Louisiana treasury has continued to pay out more to corporations in tax rebates this year than it has collected from them in tax receipts, according to the Dept. of Revenue.

Key Contacts

Economic Development

Don Pierson, Secretary
225-342-0107
1051 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5239

Don.Pierson@la.gov
http://www.opportunitylouisiana.com/

CEO Comments

“The Louisiana litigation environment is awful; tort and legacy liability litigation appears to be a major industry.”

Current Developments

2015 Regional Report: The Southeast
October 8, 2015

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