It shares the title with Alabama. This is the seventh year since 2007 that Louisiana has won the magazine's title for best economic development results in the south.
According to GNO Inc., “State of the Year honors are calculated based on jobs and investment. Alabama (88.7 ppm) and Louisiana (88.0 ppm) finished in a dead heat, leading to the shared State of the Year title. Other regions in Louisiana that were honored included: Baton Rouge - Major Market of the Year; Lake Charles - Small Market of the Year; Iberville Parish - Rural Market of the Year (under 50,000); and, St. James and St. Charles Parishes - Honorable Mention Rural Market of the Year.”
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