Entergy has been named one of the nation’s Top 10 utilities in economic development for 2013 by Site Selection magazine. The company was chosen for its efforts to help attract nearly $21 billion in projects, which could result in as many as 9,200 jobs across its four-state service territory of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Louisiana accounted for the bulk of that: $17.1 billion in projects and 2,434 jobs

“We’ve dramatically stepped up our economic development efforts through the formation of a corporate business and economic development department that reinforces and supports the efforts our local economic development employees are making in attracting new business, retaining existing companies and helping them grow,” said Ed Jimenez, Entergy’s director of business and economic development in Louisiana.

Some of the Louisiana team’s recent wins include providing 200 megawatts of additional power to Sempra Energy’s proposed Cameron LNG liquefaction project in Hackberry; supplying up to 30 megawatts of electric power to Methanex USA’s new methanol facility in Geismar; and supplying up to 200 megawatts of electric power for Sasol North America’s proposed ethane cracker and derivatives project in Westlake.