About LED

About Louisiana Economic Development

Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state's business environment and creating a more vibrant Louisiana economy.

Vision: Louisiana consistently outperforms the South and U.S. for job creation and economic opportunity.

Mission: Cultivate jobs and economic opportunity for the people of Louisiana, LED is aggressively pursuing eight integrated economic development strategies:

  • Improve our state economic competitiveness
  • Improve the competitiveness of our communities
  • Identify and cultivate top economic development assets in each region of our state
  • Place special focus on business retention and expansion
  • Develop comprehensive national-caliber business recruitment capacity
  • Cultivate innovation, entrepreneurship, and small business
  • Develop robust workforce solutions
  • Aggressively tell our story

With dedicated and knowledgeable professionals committed to Louisiana's economic future, LED strives to help businesses find the resources they need to make relocation and expansion a successful, profitable endeavor.

Public Records Requests: Contact Ron Thibodeaux, Press Secretary, 225.342.5145 (fax: 225.342.9390)

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LED's services receive recognition from various groups around the world.



Louisiana Economic Development is led by a dedicated team of experienced professionals who believe in Louisiana's potential.



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LED's services receive recognition from various groups around the world.

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