Louisiana Economic Development

Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state's business environment and creating a more vibrant Louisiana economy. 

Vision: Louisiana consistently outperforms the South and U.S. for job creation and economic opportunity.

Mission: Cultivate jobs and economic opportunity for the people of Louisiana, LED is aggressively pursuing eight integrated economic development strategies:

  • Improve our state economic competitiveness
  • Improve the competitiveness of our communities
  • Identify and cultivate top economic development assets in each region of our state
  • Place special focus on business retention and expansion
  • Develop comprehensive national-caliber business recruitment capacity
  • Cultivate innovation, entrepreneurship, and small business
  • Develop robust workforce solutions
  • Aggressively tell our story Improve our state economic competitiveness

With dedicated and knowledgeable professionals committed to Louisiana's economic future, LED strives to help businesses find the resources they need to make relocation and expansion a successful, profitable endeavor.

Contact Louisiana Economic Development

Steven Moret
1051 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70802-5239
Phone: 225.342.3000
Toll Free: 800.450.8115
Fax:  225.342.9390


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Louisiana

Office Locaters

Project Updates for Economic Development

Successful Conservation Partnership Keeps Bi-State Sage-Grouse Off Endangered Species List

Partnership among California, Nevada, Federal Agencies, & Landowners Helped Conserve Key Habitat, Reduce Threats to Bird.

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Related Success Stories for Louisiana Economic Development

American Heritage Rivers Initiative
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Appalachian Mountain Club Maine Woods Initiative
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Atlantic Station Redevelopment
Innovative Smart Growth practices alleviate air pollution and foster development that combats sprawl and supports economic development.

Community Floodplain Buyout Partnership
Missouri watershed project used to buyout more than 100 frequently flooded residences and businesses in Piedmont. In their place are a park and a hiking trail.

Defense Mapping Agency Center/National Imagery and Mapping Agency
Formerly used Defense site is being restored for economic development and conservation of significant wetland areas.

Envision Utah
Envision Utah, an unparalleled public-private partnership, educates citizens about urban growth and methods for maintaining quality of life and natural beauty.

Evolution of the Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC)
Maui Invasive Species Committee, an informal private-county-state-federal partnership, works to prevent serious alien plant and animal invasions threatening Haleakala National Park.

Indian Creek Restoration/City Center Revitalization
Caldwell’s downtown revitalization plan uses restoration of Indian Creek as the catalyst for a sustainable community with ecological integrity and economic vitality.

Kaskaskia Watershed Association, Inc.
Federal, State and local partners joined together to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for restoration and management of the Kaskaskia River watershed.

Lewiston Initiates Community Investment with Bates Mill Redevelopment
The City of Lewiston, Maine cleaned up and redeveloped a former textile mill using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields funding. Existing structures were conserved.

McKenzie Creek Watershed Project
The project consists of voluntary acquisition of frequently flooded properties in the City of Piedmont and development of a habitat enhancing greenway.

Nebraska Partnership for All-Bird Conservation
Partners promote coordinated & voluntary land stewardship that will conserve, improve, and expand habitat for all bird species in Nebraska.

Soap Lake Science and Community Collaborative
Science and education are bridging environmental goals and community economic development interests for the benefit of a unique natural resource.

Southern Appalachian Elk Restoration
Restoration of elk to its historic eastern range is underway in the southern Appalachians, with elk populations in Kentucky now exceeding 5,550.

Trout Pond
The Trust for Public Land and its partners created a 2,660-acre community forest in Freedom, New Hampshire.

Upper Klamath Basin Working Group
A community stakeholder group created by Senator Mark O. Hatfield in 1996 to develop consensus solutions to complex agricultural and endangered species issues associated with water allocations.

White Mountain Apache Tribe
The White Mountain Apache Tribe has created innovative strategies for balancing economic development and resource conservation.

Woodlands Trail and Park, Inc.
As an American Heritage Rivers “Keystone” projects for Louisiana, Woodlands Trail and Park, Inc. is uniting the river communities of Orleans and Plaquemines Parish with a series of greenways.