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Louisiana is a Strategic Location for Agribusiness

Louisiana is well situated for both inbound and outbound logistics. The state is home to:

  • Six interstate highways
  • Six Class 1 railroads
  • Six deep water ports
  • Seven primary airports 

View how Louisiana’s development-ready certified sites intersect with inbound and outbound logistics, view demographic information and more in the Site Selection Center.

Louisiana Offers an Extensive Selection of Strategic Sites

When it comes time to find an ideal location, Louisiana has an extensive selection of development-ready sites searchable in the Sites and Buildings Database.

The LED Certified Sites program qualifies industrial sites based on zoning restrictions, title work, environmental studies, soil analysis and surveys.

Expedited Permitting Reduces Start-Up Time

Louisiana understands that a company’s ability to ramp up quickly and efficiently is a significant factor in its location decision. To maximize time and efficiency for companies, the state has created an expedited environmental permit-processing program, which enables Louisiana to issue permits more quickly and efficiently than just about any other state in the country.

“We feel that the expedited permit process has significantly shortened permit-processing time, helping G-P turn projects around often much faster than G-P mills in neighboring states.”

Keith Wahoske
Vice President — Port Hudson Operations