LED Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

2019 Awards and Rankings

No. 1 State Workforce Training Program

Business Facilities magazine

LED FastStart® was ranked by Business Facilities magazine as the best state workforce development program in the U.S. for the 10th consecutive year. Louisiana also earned Top 10 rankings for economic growth potential, chemicals manufacturing and trade activity.

Top 10 State for Doing Business

Area Development magazine

Louisiana ranked No. 8 in Area Development magazine’s annual Top States for Doing Business report, its ninth consecutive Top 10 ranking. The state also placed No. 3 in the nation for leading workforce development program.

No. 2 in the South

Southern Business & Development magazine

Louisiana ranked No. 2 for best economic development results in the South, with Lake Charles ranking No. 1 as Small Market of the Year and New Orleans tying Nashville for No. 1 as Major Market of the Year, with Baton Rouge ranking No. 3 among Major Markets.

Community Impact Award

14th Annual Corporate Investment and Community Impact Awards

Trade & Industry Development magazine

Trade & Industry Development magazine recognized LaSalle Lumber Co. in Urania in its annual Corporate Investment and Community Impact (CiCi) Awards.

2018 Awards and Rankings

#2 For Infrastructure Investment Supporting Economic Development

Site Selection magazine

According to Site Selection magazine, Louisiana earned a No. 2 ranking among all U.S. states in 2018 and 2019 for infrastructure investment that supports economic growth. In the magazine’s Global Groundwork Index, nations and states were evaluated for significant investment in corporate facilities combined with significant investment in roads, bridges, airport, pipelines, railroads and more.

2018 Silver Shovel

Area Development magazine

Louisiana was awarded the Silver Shovel for one of the best economic development performances in the U.S. during 2017, based on the state’s most significant economic investments.