Incentives

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ANGEL INVESTOR TAX CREDIT

Up to a 35 percent tax credit for individual investors who invest in early stage, wealth-creating businesses that seek start-up and expansion capital.

COMPETITIVE PROJECTS PAYROLL INCENTIVE PROGRAM

The Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program provides an incentive rebate of up to 15 percent of a participating company's new payroll for up to 10 years.

DIGITAL INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE

Provides a 35 percent tax credit for in-state labor, coupled with a 25 percent credit for eligible production expenses.

ENTERPRISE ZONE

A $2,500 tax credit for each certified net, new job created and either a 4 percent sales/use tax rebate on capital expenses or 1.5 percent refund on capital investment.

INDUSTRIAL TAX EXEMPTION

100 percent property tax abatement for up to 10 years on a manufacturer's new investment and annual capitalized additions.

MOTION PICTURE INVESTOR TAX CREDIT

A 30 percent transferable tax credit for qualified motion picture production expenditures and an additional 5 percent payroll tax credit for in-state labor.

MUSICAL AND THEATRICAL PRODUCTION TAX INCENTIVE

A robust 25 to 35 percent tax credit on qualified production or infrastructure development expenses with additional tax credits available for payroll and transportation.

QUALITY JOBS

Up to 6 percent rebate on annual payroll expenses for up to 10 years and either a 4 percent sales/use tax rebate on capital expenses or a 1.5 percent investment tax credit for qualifying expenses.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDIT

A tax credit up to 40 percent to existing businesses with operating facilities in Louisiana to establish or continue research and development within the state.

RESTORATION TAX ABATEMENT

A five-year 100 percent property tax abatement for the rehabilitation of an existing structure.

SOUND RECORDING INVESTOR TAX CREDIT

A 25 percent refundable tax credit for qualified production expenditures on state-certified sound recording projects.

TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION TAX CREDIT

A 40 percent refundable tax credit for companies that invest in the commercialization of Louisiana technology and a 6 percent payroll rebate for the creation of new, direct jobs.

BONDING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Provides access to quality bid, payment and performance bonds at reasonable rates from surety companies when bonding capacity is needed on public or private jobs.

CEO ROUNDTABLES

Peer groups that give executives the opportunity to discuss business practices and management strategies with other executives who deal with similar growth challenges.

ECONOMIC GARDENING INITIATIVE

Provides customized core business strategies, market research, qualified sales leads and improved internet and technology tailored to your growing needs.

HUDSON INITIATIVE

Certification program offers greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities at the state government level.

LOUISIANA CONTRACTORS ACCREDITATION INSTITUTE

Provides construction businesses construction management information in preparation for the General Contractors State Licensing Exam.

SMALL BUSINESS LOAN AND GUARANTY PROGRAM

Provides loan guarantees to banks and other small business lenders in association with the SSBCI ranging from $5,000 to $1.5 million.

SMALL AND EMERGING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Provides for developmental assistance, including entrepreneurial training, marketing, computer skills, accounting, legal and industry-specific assistance.

VETERAN INITIATIVE

Helps veteran-owned and service-connected disabled veteran-owned small businesses gain greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities at the state level.