Real Estate Incentives

  • Potential incentives to make space lease free for up to 2 years
  • Potential to flex into space which reduces lease payments
  • Potential site preparation cash if you would prefer to build your own facility
  • Property tax abatement which last up to 10 years

Cash Incentives

  • Up to 6% payroll rebate for up to 10 years
  • Cash provided to you to move or finance equipment
  • Forgivable loans at lower interest rates than traditional bank financing
  • Equity investment potential
  • Cash to install and rig production lines

Ongoing Incentives

  • State corporate income tax credits
  • Workforce training incentives designed to help you recruit, screen, and train labor

Electric Power Incentives

  • AEP – SWEPCO has an incentive with the maximum benefit of a 3-year demand charge reduction of 40% in year 1, 30% in year 2, and 20% in year 3 for projects over 1MW and that create more than 31 jobs.

R&D Incentives

  • Provides up to a 30% tax credit on qualified research expenditures incurred in Louisiana — with no cap and no minimum requirement.

Digital Media & Software

The strongest of its kind in the nation — is helping innovative digital media and software development companies of all sizes gain a competitive edge

  • Provides a 25% tax credit on qualified payroll for in-state labor and 18% for qualified production expenditures.
  • No cap and no minimum requirement.
  • Tax credit can be applied to state income tax liability and the state will refund any overages OR applicants can opt for 85% of the value earned as a rebate any time during the year.