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Swiss companies boost Louisiana’s FDI leadership

Swiss companies have played a notable role in Louisiana’s FDI leadership, with 6 projects since 2015 accounting for over $100 million in capital expenditures and over 270 new direct jobs.

Notable Investments

  • SGS North America Inc. and SGS Petroleum Service Corporation – Manufacturing facility service & inspection
  • Viking Cruises – 368 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 780 new jobs in the Southeast Region of the state

Trade Between Switzerland and Louisiana

USATrade 2022
Exports to Switzerland
Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax$39.4 million
Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd$7.2 million
Organic Chemicals$6.9 million
Plastics And Articles Thereof$984,925
Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts$639,194
Rubber And Articles Thereof$535,425
Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts$492,620
Essential Oils Etc; Perfumery, Cosmetic Etc Preps$347,485
Nickel And Articles Thereof $346,935
Animal, Vegetable Or Microbial Fats And Oils Etc$177,812
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Imports from Switzerland
Organic Chemicals$385.6 million
Fertilizers$29.4 million
Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof$12.5 million
Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts$6.6 million
Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc$1.3 million
Miscellaneous Chemical Products$1.1 million
Pharmaceutical Products $792,707
Plastics And Articles Thereof$557,447
Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts$539,368
Clocks And Watches And Parts Thereof $420,861

Louisiana Representation in Switzerland

Louisiana has a local representative, Geert Hovens, operating in Switzerland.

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Cultural Ties and Resources

Founded in 1855, the Swiss American Society of New Orleans is one of the oldest Swiss organizations in the United States. The Society promotes friendship, history, learning, and Swiss culture for ex-patriots, descendants, and anyone with an interest in Switzerland. Learn more here. 

Switzerland’s Zurich Insurance Group is the marquee sponsor of Louisiana’s premier golf tournament, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Learn more here.

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