LA #7 Top State for Doing Business


Area Development has ranked Louisiana No. 7 in the magazine’s annual Top States for Doing Business report, with the state earning a Top 10 position for the eighth consecutive year.

Louisiana also placed No. 3 in the nation for Leading Workforce Development programs, and No. 6 in three other categories: Favorable General Regulatory Environment; Business Incentive Programs; and Cooperative and Responsive State Government. Further, Louisiana posted several other Top 10 rankings in the report. These include: No. 7 for Most Improved Economic Development Policies; No. 9 for Overall Cost of Doing Business; No. 10 for Access to Capital and Project Funding; and No. 10 for Shovel-Ready Sites Program.

Area Development surveys the nation’s top site selection consultants to produce the annual report. You can read the full report here.