EATEL Business chose to locate their Tier III Data Center in the heart of downtown Shreveport at the site of a former historic department store. Following a $20 million-dollar redevelopment project, the property was converted into Louisiana’s only Tier III data center – the highest certification for any data center in Louisiana.
As the 3rd largest city in Louisiana (MSA population of 436,341), we are positioned uniquely to save Information Technology companies in both startup costs and ongoing operating costs.
Louisiana has the most aggressive incentives for software development companies in the nation? Software Development companies can get a 25% tax credit on their payroll. There are no caps and no minimum requirements. Tax credit can be applied to state income tax liability and the state will refund any overages Applicants can opt for 85% of the value earned as a cash rebate any time during the year.
More than 1,000 people in the Shreveport area are employed in Information Technology. The supply of workers is constantly being updated as area universities award nearly 200 baccalaureate degrees in Computer Science every year.
The Shreveport area is served by multiple transport providers with 1,000 Mbps speeds.
AEP-SWEPCO has more than 1,000 MW of availability capacity with average industrial rates 33.3% less than the national average.
Higher education providers in Shreveport provide specialized training with degrees available in Computer Science, Interactive Software Development, and Cyber Engineering.
When it comes to information technology, availability to a skilled workforce is pivotal. Shreveport boasts a highly talented workforce for data center operations as evidenced by the following workforce data:
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Cyber Innovation Center, located in Bossier City, Louisiana, serves as the primary support for the development and expansion of a knowledge-based workforce throughout the Shreveport region.
Louisiana Tech University’s Center for Secure Cyberspace assists faculty in cyber-related research, while supporting federal, state, and private sector cyberspace security needs. in collaboration with the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) in Bossier City, Louisiana.
The Core Research Team have experience working in the following areas:
Additionally, Louisiana Tech offers a degree program in Cyber Engineering with a focus on preparing students to be technical leaders in cybersecurity through integrating computer science, electromagnetic sciences, and mathematics with engineering fundamentals.
Shreveport is located along the intersection interstate 20 and 49, two and a half hours east of Dallas. We have access to two Class I railroads (KCS and UP), a river port with barge and rail access, as well as Shreveport Regional Airport, which is recognized as the second busiest air cargo airport in the State of Louisiana
Shreveport is located along Interstates 20 & 49.
Union Pacific and KCS both provide Class I service to our MSA.
Located on the Red River Waterway just south of Shreveport, Louisiana, The Port has immediate access to barge, rail, motor freight and air transport providing a robust network of distribution. The port has multiple greenfield sites.
We have flights to Denver, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Destin, & Orlando