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Real Cajun MeansInnovation.

South Louisiana’s nine-parish region, known locally as “Acadiana,” is substantially diverse — a melting pot of business growth and good times, steeped in tradition and powered by progress. Here, we are enriching companies and communities alike through a variety of integrated economic development initiatives.

Conveniently located midway between Houston and New Orleans, we offer you the workforce talent, pro-business climate and infrastructure needed to launch everything from global satellites to solo startups.

Why South Louisiana?

Learn why companies like CGI, McIlhenny Company (makers of TABASCO® products), and more choose South Louisiana for their base of operations.


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Case Study


Launched in a basement in 1976 with only one phone and a single client, Montreal-based CGI today stands as the fifth-largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. The company’s continuous growth is a testament to its strong partnerships with the clients and communities it serves. With operations in 40 countries across the globe, and with a current worldwide employment of 77,500, CGI’s carefully planned acquisitions and attention to evolving trends solidified the company as a global leader in its field.

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