Louisiana’s job-training program has been named the best in the country by Business Facilities magazine for the second year in a row.
Louisiana FastStart, a workforce training program launched in 2008 by the Louisiana Economic Development department, is often a key part of the state’s economic incentive package for new or existing businesses looking to grow Louisiana operations.
“We continue to be impressed with the diversity and coordination of economic development efforts across the state of Louisiana,” Jack Rogers, editor-in-chief of Business Facilities in a statement.
The remaining Top 10 finishers in the Workforce Training Leaders category behind Louisiana are: Georgia, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nebraska, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Nevada and Maine.
Through FastStart, the state offers potential companies looking to Louisiana a flexible and trained work force faster than any other state in the country, said Stephen Moret, secretary of Louisiana Economic Development.
“Additionally, FastStart is helping position Louisiana to successfully attract and cultivate leading digital media and software development companies, which represents a new economic growth frontier for Louisiana.”