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Louisiana Offers Competitive Business Costs

In Competitive Alternatives 2016, KPMG assessed the general cost competitiveness of more than 100 cities in 10 nations. KPMG ranked Louisiana as the lowest-cost U.S. state for businesses. The report compares a variety of cost factors faced by companies in each country and city. These factors include location-sensitive costs such as taxes, labor costs, facility costs, transportation and distribution, and utilities. Three Louisiana cities rank in the Top 4 for lowest costs in the Southeast region of the U.S.: Shreveport (No. 1), Baton Rouge (No. 2) and New Orleans (No. 4). 

“Louisiana is a great place to do business today —and it’s getting even better.”

Glen Post

CEO (1992-2018)