Bold business is nothing new to South Louisiana. Home to McIlhenny Company and its legendary TABASCO® pepper sauce, the region is known for nurturing generations of mold-breaking brands. This legacy continues with fresh newcomers like Bayou Rum and food delivery startup Waitr.
Both companies are experiencing significant growth out of the gates. After an exceptional pilot run, Waitr secured a $10 million capital investment, prompting the expansion of its software engineering department. Likewise, Bayou Rum has become buzzworthy — handmade from Louisiana sugarcane in the largest privately owned rum distillery in the US, it’s America’s most decorated rum.
Launching startups is just the beginning.
Between South Louisiana’s diverse infrastructural network and its nationally ranked workforce development program, the region is ripe for expansion. This dynamic pairing allows tech companies like CGI Group, Perficient, and Global Data Systems to flourish alongside international manufacturers like Stuller Inc. and Frank’s International.
One thing is certain — when you do business here, you’re in good company.
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With a talent pipeline fueled by more than 75,000 postsecondary students and backed by the nationally ranked LED FastStart program, we’ve turned workforce recruitment and development into a science. If you’re looking to complete your dream team, you’ve come to the right place.
Fit to Flourish
According to Business Facilities, companies from a variety of industries benefit from being in one of the most cost-effective places for doing business — in the nation. That fact, coupled with the region’s robust selection of business incentives, provides a fertile foundation for both startups and expansion.
If your company is looking to expand, relocate, or grow, Louisiana’s tax credits and incentive programs can give your company a competitive edge. South Louisiana values its target industries, and will align state and local resources to provide custom incentive packages.
Driven to Succeed
Finding success is a natural result of South Louisiana’s pro-business climate. But don’t take our word for it. Check out companies that are thriving in South Louisiana.