Louisiana’s diversified economy boasts robust traditional sectors like energy, manufacturing and agribusiness, and vibrant emerging sectors like technology, life sciences and aerospace.
Nearly 7% of Louisiana residents work in the state’s thriving manufacturing sector, which is vital to global supply chains.
Louisiana’s aerospace legacy began with NASA’s early Apollo missions and evolved into a diverse sector with a statewide footprint.
Fueled by nearly 30,000 farms spanning 8 million acres, Louisiana agribusiness sector is a staple of the state economy.
“All-the-above” sector pairs support for legacy oil and gas companies with unique advantages for new energy investments.
Incentives for motion picture production, digital media, live performance and sound propel a billion-dollar industry.
Biotech startups and established institutions are powering Louisiana's emergence as a major hub of scientific research and innovation.
Military-related spending in Louisiana creates nearly $10 billion in annual economic impact and supports nearly 80,000 jobs.
Louisiana has nearly 500 facilities that process raw materials into vital ingredients for manufacturing a vast array of products.
Software development, cybersecurity and information technology companies are transforming Louisiana’s workforce through higher education partnerships.
Massive restoration and risk reduction efforts underway along Louisiana’s coast are driving historic investments in climate resilience.
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