Category Archives: Louisiana

Louisiana earns 2015 Silver Shovel Award for sixth time.

BATON ROUGE, La. — Area Development magazine awarded Louisiana a 2015 Silver Shovel Award for posting one of the best economic development performances in the U.S. during the past year, based on 10 of the state’s most significant projects. The 2015 Go ...

H&M brings style, new store to Oakwood Center.

NEW ORLEANS — Fashion retailer H&M has opened a 22,000-square-foot store at Oakwood Center in Gretna. It is the third H&M in Louisiana. The others are in Shreveport and in the French Quarter in New Orleans. The company hired 30 employees for the ...

EuroChem plant sited in St. John the Baptist Parish.

BATON ROUGE, La. – The global agrochemical company EuroChem Group has selected a site in St. John the Baptist Parish for a natural gas-based fertilizer plant and distribution center. Since announcing its intention to build a facility in Louisiana nearly ...

Textron hiring 250 to build military vehicles.

NEW ORLEANS – Textron Systems will hire up to 250 workers to build amphibious vehicles for the U.S. Navy at its Slidell and New Orleans facilities. Textron recently secured an $84 million contract with the U.S. Navy Naval Sea Systems Command for “air ...

PVC Giant Shintech to Expand in Louisiana.

PLAQUEMINE, La. – World PVC giant Shintech, along with Gov. Bobby Jindal announced, a $1.4 billion capital investment to bring new ethylene production capacity to Iberville Parish facilities. Shintech, a North American subsidiary of Japan-based Shi ...

Louisiana workers among most engaged in America.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Workers in Louisiana are more enthusiastic about their work and passionate about their jobs than most Americans, according to a Gallup Poll. At 36 percent, Louisiana was one of the top three states with the highest level of employee e ...

Tulane set to welcome entrepreneurship center.

NEW ORLEANS — Albert Lepage, a graduate of Tulane University, has committed $12.5 million to the university’s A.B. Freeman School of Business to establish a center for entrepreneurship. Through his foundation, he will establish the Albert Lepage C ...

Monster Moto rides into Ruston with jobs, new facility.

RUSTON, La. — Monster Moto will establish a headquarters and manufacturing facility in Ruston for the assembly of minibikes, go-carts and other youth-oriented vehicles. The project will include a minimum $4 million capital investment as part of a publi ...

Boise Cascade announces $43M expansion, jobs in Florien.

FLORIEN, La. — Boise Cascade’s Mike Brown, Wood Products operations manager, and Gov. Bobby Jindal announced the company will make a $43 million capital investment to upgrade and increase the capacity of its Florien, Louisiana, plywood mill located in ...