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Regional Partnership Awarded $50M Federal Grant to Create Clean Hydrogen Cluster in South Louisiana

One of 21 national winners chosen by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, will allow 25 partner organizations to develop energy innovation across the state This morning, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded a $50 million federal grant to H2theFuture, a 25-organization partnership with representation from across South Louisiana.  H2theFuture will develop a new energy […]

Cargill To Invest $34 Million To Modernize Salt Processing Facility
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Cargill To Invest $34 Million To Modernize Salt Processing Facility

Cargill, a major international supplier of food, agricultural and industrial products with operations in 70 countries, is upgrading its St. Martin Parish facility that produces food, water conditioning and salt products for a variety of industries. The $34 million modernization project to replace dated equipment and add safety enhancements will enable Cargill to retain 70 […]

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Aviation Exteriors Announces $2.5 Million Expansion of Acadiana Aircraft Facility

NEW IBERIA, La. – Aviation Exteriors Louisiana, which has long specialized in the painting of commercial aircraft, will add aircraft maintenance and conversion services with an expansion at its Iberia Parish facility. With the addition, Aviation Exteriors will create 100 new direct jobs at an average annual salary of $56,867, plus benefits, while retaining 83 […]

ASH Industries Announces 85-job Expansion in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, La. – ASH Industries, a custom molding manufacturer that produces specialized products ranging from surgical devices to laser light show components, will invest $5 million to expand its Lafayette Parish facility. The project will create 85 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of $40,600 plus benefits while retaining 67 jobs. Louisiana Economic […]

Jefferson Davis Parish Named Louisiana Development Ready Community

JENNINGS, La. – Louisiana Economic Development recognized Jefferson Davis Parish as the state’s newest Louisiana Development Ready Community in a presentation Friday at the Gator Chateau. The parish becomes the 51st participant in the community development program, now in its 14th year. The Louisiana Development Ready Communities program helps participants become more competitive for new […]

What is FastStart?

What is FastStart?

Your management team is considering the relocation of the company. Will there be a workforce ready to fill vacant positions? How quickly can you staff them? More importantly, does your target location have a program in place to accommodate your business? If you’re considering South Louisiana, it does—and FastStart is its name. Get a Head […]

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Louisiana Earns 2022 Silver Shovel Award for Economic Development Wins

Area Development magazine recognizes Louisiana for job creation and business investment BATON ROUGE, La. – One of the nation’s leading economic development trade publications has presented Louisiana with a 2022 Silver Shovel Award, recognizing the state as one of the nation’s leaders in statewide capital investment and job creation during 2021. The announcement by Area […]

Savings on Set : Film Incentives in South Louisiana
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Savings on Set : Film Incentives in South Louisiana

It’s no secret that Louisiana was home to productions like 1989’s “Steel Magnolias” or 2019’s “Christmas in Louisiana,” but the state’s film industry is much broader than what meets the eye. South Louisiana has been the site of an increasing number of star-studded films, including “The Secretariat” in 2010 and the upcoming time-bending story “57 […]

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