The 2013 state-level ACCRA cost of living index ranked Louisiana as the 4th-lowest cost of living in the country.
Expanding? Relocating? Starting up? Louisiana's tax credits and incentive programs can give your company a competitive edge.
The 2015 Legislative session made significant changes to many of the state's incentive programs. Click here for a high-level overview of the changes.
Up to a 25.2 percent tax credit for individual investors who invest in early stage, wealth-creating businesses that seek start-up and expansion capital.
Peer groups that give executives the opportunity to discuss business practices and management strategies with other executives who deal with similar growth challenges.
An incentive rebate of up to 15 percent of a participating company's new payroll for up to 10 years, and a rebate of sales and use taxes on capital expenditures or a 1.2 percent project facility expense rebate.
Up to a 35 percent refundable tax credit for in-state labor, coupled with up to a 25 percent refundable credit for eligible production expenses.
A $2,500 tax credit for each certified net, new job created and either a 4 percent sales/use tax rebate on capital expenses or 1.5 percent investment tax credit for qualifying expenses.
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.
100 percent property tax abatement for up to 10 years on a manufacturer's new investment and annual capitalized additions.
Up to a 30 percent transferable tax credit for qualified production expenditures and an additional 10 percent tax credit for Louisiana labor expenditures.
A unique tax credit on qualified production or higher education infrastructure development expenditures with additional tax credits available for payroll.
Up to a 6 percent rebate on annual payroll expenses for up to 10 years and either a 4 percent sales/use tax rebate on capital expenses or a 1.5 percent investment tax credit for qualifying expenses.
A tax credit up to 40 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
An 18 percent tax credit issued as a rebate for qualified production expenditures on state-certified sound recording projects.
A refundable tax credit of 28.2 percent for companies that invest in the commercialization of Louisiana technology and a payroll rebate of 4.32 percent for the creation of new direct jobs.
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 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.
Provides loan guarantees to banks and other small business lenders in association with the SSBCI ranging from $5,000 to $1.5 million.
Provides for developmental assistance, including entrepreneurial training, marketing, computer skills, accounting, legal and industry-specific assistance.
Helps veteran-owned and service-connected disabled veteran-owned small businesses gain greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities at the state leve