Since 2013, Louisiana has secured projects that are creating more than 92,000 new direct and indirect jobs, as well as more than $109 billion in new capital investment. With its strategic central location, Louisiana’s transportation access is second to none—it’s home to the world’s largest port complex, seven commercial service/primary airports, three international airports and six major interstate highways.
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The Port of South Louisiana handled more than 295 million short tons of cargo in 2016. More than 4,500 oceangoing vessels and 59,700 barges call at the Port of South Louisiana annually, making it the top ranked in the country for export tonnage and total tonnage.
Louisiana is one of only three states in the nation where six of North America’s Class 1 rail lines converge. Louisiana has more than 2,699 miles of track in freight service.
Louisiana’s strategic location equals cost-effective distribution, providing access to suppliers and markets on both coasts.
Louisiana is home to two companies on the Fortune 500 list: Entergy and CenturyLink.
Louisiana ranks #1 per capita among all states in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), with more than $60 billion in FDI projects since 2008.
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