Louisiana Named Top 10 Business State For Eighth Consecutive Year
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Area Development magazine ranks Louisiana No. 7 among business-friendly states
BATON ROUGE, La. — Area Development ranked Louisiana No. 7 in the magazine’s annual Top States for Doing Business report, with the state earning a Top 10 position for the eighth consecutive year. Area Developmentsurveys the nation’s top site selection consultants to produce the annual report. Louisiana, which ranked No. 5 in 2016 and 2017, also placed No. 3 in the nation for Leading Workforce Development programs, and No. 6 in three other categories: Favorable General Regulatory Environment; Business Incentive Programs; and Cooperative and Responsive State Government.
“The consistent strength of Louisiana’s business climate leads to a sense of confidence that business leaders, from corporate executives to small business owners, place in our state,” said Gov. John Bel Edwards. “The Area Development ranking of Louisiana as a Top State for Doing Business affirms what many companies and site selectors already know – Louisiana continues to be a friendly, welcoming state for business investment and job creation. We owe that reputation in no small part to our well-trained workforce, our strong transportation infrastructure, and the shared goals of our state, regional and local officials.”
These insights are brought to you by Bill Rodier, Executive Director, and Brandy Ledot, Economic Development Specialist III, of St. Landry Parish Economic Development.