Globally connected and centrally located, 14 parishes (counties) in North Louisiana offers many competitive business advantages, including:
Ranked as the #1 most cost competitive place to do business in the nation and in North America by Forbes.com and KPMG Competitive Alternatives, respectively, North Louisiana offers both value and quality. Competitive utility rates, low labor costs, and a pro-business tax structure allow companies to compete globally.
Strategically located in the Central U.S., 14 parishes in North Louisiana are connected to the rest of the world by a multimodal transportation system by Class 1 Rail, air, interstate and four ports with access to deep water.
As a right-to-work state, North Louisiana boasts a dedicated workforce, which many employers tout as highly productive and loyal (low turnover rate). Employers in North Louisiana can also access NLEP’s workforce marketing program, NEON, to help recruit qualified talent for your company. Other free workforce training programs available to qualified businesses include the nation’s No. 1 workforce training program, LED FastStart.
North Louisiana is a great place to live and work. The quality of life in North Louisiana offers a great work-life balance. Smog-free communities with no traffic congestion make the average commute time anywhere from 15-30 minutes. The cost of living ranges from 92.7% to 95.7% of the national average. The median home sale price ranges from $129,000-$172,156 in some of the most stable real estate markets in the nation.