Why North Louisiana

On The Leading Edge Of Economic Development

A strategically located region primed for growth

North Louisiana’s workers are unmatched in their productivity, rates of high retention, strong work ethic, and willingness to succeed. Louisiana’s customized workforce training program, LED FastStart, has been ranked the number one program in the nation since 2009.

Regional Data

Accessible Geographic Location

Dedicated Workforce

Top Education & Training Programs

High Quality of Life & Low Cost of Living

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Competitive Advantages

Low Cost of Doing Business

Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Offers Distribution to A Broad Customer Base

Expedited Permitting

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Incentives for New & Existing Businesses

Local Incentives

PILOT (Payment In Lieu Of Taxes), Industrial Tax Exemption Program, Restoration Tax Abatement, Performance Based Grants, On the Job Training (OJT), Sales Tax Exemption, Reduced Utility Rates

State Incentives

Louisiana Quality Jobs Rebate Program, Enterprise Zone Tax Credit, Research & Development Tax Credit, Digital Media & Software Incentives, Restoration Tax Abatement, Incumbent Worker Training Programs, Angel Investor Tax Credit, and LED FastStart — A Nationally Recognized Workforce Training Program.

Federal Incentives

New Market Tax Credit, Opportunity Zones, Work Opportunity Tax Credits, Foreign Trade Zone, Research & Development Tax Credit, EXIM Loans and Guarantees, Small Business Administration Loans, and USDA Rural Development Grants.

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