Top States for Doing Business 2014

September 16 2014 | Latest News
In “Top States for Doing Business 2014,” its annual survey of national site selectors, Area Development has ranked Louisiana in the Top 10 in multiple categories:

#6 Overall Top State for Business

#1 Incentive Programs

#2 Workforce Development Program

#3 Cooperative State Government

#3 Favorable Regulatory Environment

#3 Competitive Utility Rates

#4 Overall Business Environment

#4 Speed of Permitting

#5 Overall Cost of Doing Business

Area Development writes: [Louisiana] has combined a business-friendly approach with enduring advantages such as a highly productive and well-trained workforce and a modern transportation infrastructure. Since 2008, the state has secured projects that are creating more than 83,000 new direct and indirect jobs and more than $54 billion in new capital investment, along with hundreds of millions of dollars in new sales for Louisiana’s small businesses.

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