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Abundant natural resources
Superior transportation infrastructure
Competitive business climate

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KELSEY SHORT

Director of Agribusiness
short@la.gov
225.342.5892

Advantages to Grow Agribusiness 

Agribusiness advantages abound in Louisiana, thanks to the state's vast natural resources, transportation infrastructure and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico.

Widely known agribusiness companies such as Boise Inc., ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston, Georgia-Pacific LLC and Roy O. Martin Lumber Company LLC, have established or expanded operations in Louisiana and are benefiting from the state’s unique advantages.

"Louisiana, for a long time, has had all of this amazing potential. If you look at where it sits, if you look at where the highways run, if you look at where the Gulf is, on paper, it is tough to beat. It is different from the rest of the country."
- Dan Feibus, CEO, Zagis/Gulf Coast Spinning Co.

At the core of Louisiana's competitive advantages is the strength of its business climate. In recent years, the state has enacted reforms to create an atmosphere that Forbes magazine calls "America's new frontier for business opportunity." Louisiana now ranks in the Top 10 states in the country for business climate according to several national publications including Area Development, Business Facilities and Site Selection magazines.

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