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Expand or Relocate to Louisiana

Louisiana Business Data

Relocate or Expand to Louisiana

LA business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of local communities

Business Data for Louisiana


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 11/13/2017. All other data updated on 11/13/2017. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
Corporate Income Tax
Graduated: 4% on 1st $25,000; 5% on 2nd $25,000; 6% on next $50,000; 7% on next $100,000; 8% on net income over $200,000.

Sales Tax
4%. Exemptions include: Manufacturing machinery & equipment.

Property Tax
Levied annually by local and county authorities. No state property tax. 15% of assessed Fair Market Value of the company's capital assets and 10% of Fair Market Value of land. State offers 10-year 100% abatement for qualified companies.

Leading Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
16% Chemicals and allied products
15% Industrial machinery and equipment
11% Fabricated metal products
10% Food and kindred products
8% Transportation equipment

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
CenturyLink, Inc. (Monroe) - 2,000
Dow Chemical Co., The (Plaquemine) - 1,600
Oceaneering International, Inc. (Morgan City) - 1,400
Exxon Mobil Refining & Supply (Baton Rouge) - 1,300
Westlake Chemical Corp. (Lake Charles) - 1,250
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Lafayette - 22,559
East Baton Rouge - 20,629
Jefferson - 13,040
Calcasieu - 12,988
Orleans - 12,972

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Baton Rouge - 18,494
New Orleans - 12,014
Lafayette - 11,090
Houma - 11,041
Shreveport - 9,140

Mfg. Related Business Incentives
• Industrial Tax Exemption
• Modernization Tax Credit
• R & D Tax Credit
• Restoration Tax Abatement
• Economic Development Award Program
• Enterprise Zones
• Louisiana Fast Start (workforce development)

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