Economic development magazine Area Development has ranked Louisiana No. 8 in the magazine’s annual Top States for Doing Business report, with the state earning a Top 10 position for the ninth consecutive year. Area Development surveys the nation’s top site selection consultants to produce the annual report. In addition to the overall business climate ranking, Louisiana posted several other Top 10 rankings in the report. Those include: No. 3 in the nation for Leading Workforce Development programs, No. 6 for Favorable Utility Rates, No. 7 for Business Incentive Programs, and No. 8 for Favorable General Regulatory Environment and Speed of Permitting.
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