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 OR applicants can opt for 85% of the value earned as a rebate any time during the year. Employees must be in-state.
Shreveport/Bossier has an established commitment towards the development of Software/Digital Media/Cybersecurity operations in Shreveport. Click here to read about Louisiana’s commitment towards North Louisiana being a “Cyber-Tech Corridor”
Located in Shreveport, Moonbot Studios was the first major animation studio to locate in Louisiana. Notably, they received critical acclaim and won the 2012 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. Two of their widely praised productions include The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and its work for Chipotle Mexican Grill titled The Scarecrow.
Located in Shreveport, Twin Engine Labs has developed a critically acclaimed digital media and smartphone app. The firm has also previously partnered with another Shreveport based studio, Moonbot Studios, that landed their app on The New York Times Top 10 Apps of the Year.
Located in Bossier City, General Dynamics IT has a focus on cyber security with approximately 1,100 employees. The company is located operates three centers -- a customer engagement center, the Cyber Innovation Center and the Integrated Technology Center.
When it comes to software development, availability to a skilled workforce is pivotal. Shreveport/Bossier boasts a highly talented workforce for software operations as evidenced by the following workforce data:
LED FastStart the nation’s No. 1 state workforce development program, provides customized services for software development companies locating or expanding in the state – all at no cost to the company. FastStart begins by partnering with each company’s subject matter to determine unique workforce requirements. FastStart then works to attract the innovative talent required by each specific company. Previous successful partnerships include GE and IBM.
Shreveport/Bossier 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- Bossier 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-Bossier, 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