Louisiana Ranks in Top 10 for Site Selection Governor’s Cup Rankings


Louisiana ranks No. 3 in the U.S. on a per capita basis and No. 10 overall for states that gained the most new and expanded corporate facilities in 2011, according to Site Selection magazine’s annual Governor’s Cup rankings.

The Governor’s Cup measures the quantity of significant business development projects for the calendar year.

In its 2011 Governor’s Cup awards, Site Selection also recognized several metro areas in Louisiana. Baton Rouge placed first among metropolitan areas with populations between 200,000 and 1 million. This is the second year in a row the Capital Region topped the Site Selection list in its category. Shreveport-Bossier City was tied for ninth place in the same category. Lake Charles was tied for fourth among metropolitan areas with populations between 50,000 and 200,000, and Morgan City was tied for eighth among micropolitan areas with populations between 10,000 and 50,000.

Read more about the Governor’s Cup rankings.