Incentives Overview

Helping Your Business Thrive

Louisiana offers competitive incentives to help your business thrive. Louisiana Economic Development’s team of industry experts ensures a seamless application process to help you determine your company’s eligibility.

Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive (Cppi)

Provides a payroll rebate of up to 15% in target sectors for up to 10 years and either a state sales/use tax rebate on capital expenditures or a facility expense rebate equal to 1.2% of capital expenditures, excluding tax-exempted items.

Technology Commercialization Credit and Jobs Program

Provides a refundable tax credit of 28.8% for individuals or businesses that invest in the commercialization of Louisiana technology and a payroll rebate of 4.32% for the creation of new direct jobs.

Digital Incentive Media And Software Incentive

Provides a 25% refundable tax credit for Louisiana resident labor expenditures and up to a 18% tax credit on qualified production expenditures.

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Industrial Property Tax Exemption Program

With local approval, provides up to 100% property tax abatement for an initial term up to five years and the option to renew for up to three additional years at up to 80% tax abatement on a manufacturer’s qualifying capital investments.

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Enterprise Zone Program

Provides a tax credit of up to $3,500 per certified net new permanent, full-time job and either a state sales/use tax rebate on qualifying expenses or an investment tax credit equal to 1.5% of capital expenditures, excluding tax-exempted items.

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Quality Jobs

Provides a cash rebate of up to 6% on annual gross payroll for new, direct jobs for up to 10 years.  It can also provide a state sales/use tax rebate on capital expenditures or a 1.5% project facility expense rebate for qualified expenses.

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Led Faststart

Provides workforce recruitment, screening and training to new and expanding Louisiana companies at no cost.

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Research and Development Tax Credit

Provides up to a 40% tax credit for Louisiana businesses (based on employment) that conduct research and development activities in Louisiana.

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Restoration Tax Abatement

Provides 100% abatement for up to 10 years for the rehabilitation of an existing structure based on assessed valuation of property prior to beginning of improvements.

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