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South Louisiana Propels Business

South Louisiana’s access to the Gulf of Mexico is only one reason significant marine operations relocate here to thrive.

Ranging from significant shipbuilding operations to offshore telecommunications, maritime businesses are propelled in this centrally located region. We’re home to companies like Metal Shark Boats, which specializes in the design and production of boats and ships for national defense clients and Global Data Systems, an industry leader in communications, IT, and security solutions to the maritime services industry.

Maritime operations take advantage of:

  • 4th lowest state for industrial electricity rates
  • #7 Best cost of doing business in the nation
  • Access to a growing workforce pipeline fueled by specialized classroom instruction and practical training at institutions like South Louisiana Community College and LSU Eunice
  • Available industrial sites to locate and grow
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