Light & Advanced Manufacturing

From specialized packaging to Mars rockets, New Orleans' light and advanced manufacturing is as diverse and interesting as the city itself.

With thousands of acres of land available, much of it with immediate access to rail, road and deep-water port facilities, doing business in the Crescent City works for manufacturers big and small.

In addition to connectivity and a world-renowned resilient spirit, we offer one of the nation’s lowest cost of doing business, and a large pipeline of educated workers combined with the nation’s top workforce development programs.

New Orleans Rankings


Site Selection, 2018

#2 for Infrastructure that supports economic development / Louisiana/ Site Selection, 2018


happiest workers

#9 Happiest Workers, Louisiana / Sokanu, 2018


lowest income tax in the nation

Lowest corporate income tax in the nation / City of New Orleans/ KPMG, 2016



lowest cost of doing business

# 2 Lowest Cost of Doing Business/ City of New Orleans/ Business Facilities, 2018



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