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The Louisiana Advantage
Strategically located at the confluence of the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana has become a U.S. leader in foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction and a key trade and investment destination for international companies. Business-friendly policies, an abundance of talent, a unique culture and an unrivaled infrastructure make Louisiana an ideal partner for international companies.
In 2014, Louisiana's business climate was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. by Business Facilities magazine. In addition, The Economist called LED FastStart® "the most notable statewide workforce-development initiative." According to a landmark independent study published by the Tax Foundation and KPMG, Louisiana offers the lowest state/local tax burden in the U.S. for new manufacturing operations, and the state boasts some of the lowest natural gas and electricity costs in the nation. Louisiana is also one of 10 states that earned an "A" in Pollina's 2011 evaluation of state business incentives, considering value, application process, flexibility and risk. And with the largest port complex by tonnage in the Western Hemisphere (and six deepwater, 13 inland and eight coastal ports); singular concentrations of rail, highways and pipelines; and a growing database of development-ready sites, Louisiana provides unmatched access to U.S. and international markets.
Choosing the right location is an essential aspect of expanding your business to the United States. Utah's central location, consistent business-friendly regulation policies, and dynamic workforce make it a prime destination to start capitalizing on the U.S. Market.
Utah has a stable and predictable business-friendly climate. Our state has been ranked "#1 State for Business and Careers" by Forbes, for 2010, 2011, 2012 and "#3 Business Climate" by Business Facilities. Utah has attracted Fortune 500 and globally recognized companies. It consistently receives recognition for its low operating costs, high economic growth, and excellent governance. Businesses that make large capital investments have access to competitive funding thanks to Utah's thriving financial industry. Utah offers tax rebate incentives to companies that make capital investments in the state and create jobs. Utah also offers an unparalleled quality of life and has been named the "Happiest State in the U.S. Whether you are looking for a place to buy, relocate, sell, or invest, Utah is the place to be.
As one of the nation's leading states for business Colorado has pursued policies that help cultivate an atmosphere of business friendliness and success. Financing, low tax rates, a highly educated and skilled workforce, and an accessible regulatory environment all make Colorado one of the best states for business. Led by Governor John Hickenlooper, Colorado's dedication to the private sector and pro-business policies have helped Colorado foster a culture devoted to progressing small business and free enterprise. Averaging over 300 days of sunshine a year and ranking amongst the healthiest states in the nation, with a landscape sprawling from the plains to the Rocky Mountains, there is no substitute for Colorado as a place to work, live and play.
Why Invest in Florida
Competing in today's global markets is challenging. Your business location should not be. Florida offers a business-friendly environment with competitive costs, streamlined regulation, global access and a talented workforce to help your company succeed. Many leading companies are already benefiting from Florida's business advantages and exceptional quality of life. We invite you to take a closer look at Florida.
Long renowned for its excellent infrastructure, low tax rates, qualified workforce and mild climate, Georgia has become the economic center of the booming Southeastern United States.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the division of state government responsible for economic development and industrial recruitment. Headquartered in Atlanta, this department supports new and expanding industries. Georgia's European office in Munich promotes international business recruitment through a range of complimentary information and no-cost business location services.