The 2013 state-level ACCRA cost of living index ranked Louisiana as the 4th-lowest cost of living in the country.
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Expanding? Relocating? Starting up? Louisiana's tax credits and incentive programs can give your company a competitive edge.
LED's real time, searchable database for incentives data, FastLane manages the applications for select incentive programs.
Reports on select LED incentives including program activity, usage trends and performance.
Up to a 25 percent tax credit for individual investors who invest in early stage, wealth-creating businesses that seek start-up and expansion capital.
A 25 percent tax credit for in-state labor, and an 18 percent credit for eligible production expenditures.
Either a $3,500 or $1,000 tax credit for each certified net, new job created and either a state sales/use tax rebate on capital expenses or 1.5 percent investment tax credit for qualifying expenses.
A 15 percent or 20 percent tax credit on annual wages to qualified entertainment companies (QEC) that create a minimum of five well-paid net new jobs for Louisiana residents.
Provides a federal tax incentive for investors to re-invest their capital gains into Opportunity Funds.
Property tax abatement for up to 10 years on a manufacturer's new investment and annual capitalized additions.
Up to 25 percent tax credit for musical and theatrical productions, refundable or transferable on a one-time basis.
Up to a 40 percent tax credit on eligible in-state production expenditures, including resident and non-resident labor.
A 10 percent or 15 percent credit on annual wages to qualified music industry-related companies (QMC) that create a minimum of three well-paid net new jobs for Louisiana residents.
Up to a 6 percent rebate on annual payroll expenses for up to 10 years and either a state sales/use tax rebate on capital expenses or a 1.5 percent project facility expense rebate for qualifying expenses.
A tax credit up to 30 percent to existing businesses with operating facilities in Louisiana to establish or continue research and development within the state.
A 100 percent property tax abatement for up to 10 years for the rehabilitation of an existing structure.
A production credit of 18 percent for eligible production expenditures.
From entrepreneurial startups to small business growth and expansion, Louisiana offers a comprehensive array of educational, managerial and financial programs that cultivate small business opportunities.
Provides access to quality bid, payment and performance bonds at reasonable rates from surety companies when bonding capacity is needed on public or private jobs.
Peer groups that give executives the opportunity to discuss business practices and management strategies with other executives who deal with similar growth challenges.
Provides customized core business strategies, market research, qualified sales leads and improved internet and technology tailored to your growing needs.
Certification program offers greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities at the state government level.
Offers seminars and courses to small and emerging construction businesses that assist in building a solid foundation of knowledge within the construction industry.
Provides training to give veterans the tools needed to develop their business ideas, including business planning, marketing, financing, capital formation and other aspects of business development.
Connects Louisiana-based small and emerging businesses to technical and developmental assistance provided by mentor companies.
Provides for developmental assistance, including entrepreneurial training, marketing, computer skills, accounting, legal and industry-specific assistance.
Provides loan guarantees to banks and other small business lenders in association with the SSBCI ranging from $5,000 to $1.5 million.
Provides financial awards to state and territory governments to assist small businesses with export development.
Helps veteran-owned and service-connected disabled veteran-owned small businesses gain greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities at the state level.