Agricultural Processing & Food ManufacturingEstablishing Success Through Supply
We Grow Food Businesses in Louisiana
Agribusinesses thrive in Cleco regions thanks to its advantageous location, talented workforce supply and strong support network.
In the next five years, beverage manufacturing is expected to grow employment by 20%, while dairy product manufacturing will grow over 10%. Whether it’s companies like the fourth-generation, family-owned crawfish business Bieber Farms in the Alexandria metro region or Sterling Sugars in the Lafayette area, food processing companies are in high demand.
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Statewide Services for Success
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture’s Office of Marketing and Agricultural Development helps agricultural businesses gain access to financial assistance and incentives, and offer business development assistance by providing connections to government and educational institutions. The Louisiana Agricultural Commodities Commission offers a grain inspection program with cost-effective services for producers and grain companies. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture also conducts research through several horticulture, crop and water conservation programs.
Food processors and manufacturers have access to robust infrastructure of highways, airports and maritime ports, which creates the optimal environment for supply chains. Available talent runs throughout the state as well, with both Louisiana State University and Louisiana Tech University offering programs in agribusiness, natural resource management, production, processing and marketing.
Extensive research in the agricultural industry is available through the Louisiana Department of Agriculture’s partnership with Louisiana State University’s AgCenter. The center’s experiment station helps develop new knowledge and technology for food processors and producers throughout the state.
Cleco Power Recognized in Annual Economic Development Organization Awards
June 15, 2023