Primary MetalsA Primary Location for Metal Business
A Refined Ecosystem for the Metal Industry
If you’re a primary metal manufacturer, you’ll be in good company in Louisiana.
Nucor Steel and likeminded businesses tap into the interstate availability, deep-water ports and key talent for smelting and refinement of nonferrous metals throughout Cleco’s service territory. Louisiana FastStart also helps companies develop customized training programs to suit their business needs. And, the service territory offers easy access to scrap material from nearby Louisiana oil and gas industry leaders.
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You’ll Be in Good Company in Louisiana.
Across Cleco’s service territory there are acres of development-ready land available for primary metal manufacturers. The region offers proximity to extensive water shipping capabilities from the Port of New Orleans and Port of Lake Charles, while six interstate highways present access to growing manufacturing markets in Texas and the southeastern U.S. Additionally, scrap from oil, gas, shipping and recycling industries provide a potential source for refining materials.Check Out Available Sites
Louisiana’s workforce for the primary metals industry is strong, with nearly 40,000 related jobs in the Cleco service territory. In 2022, there were nearly 1,000 employed in the processing of ferrous and nonferrous metals. The state’s award-winning LED FastStart program provides a source of customized training for businesses to realign talent from Louisiana’s robust chemicals and plastics industry.Learn More About The State’s Workforce
Primary metal manufacturers have access to an array of incentives, from industrial tax exemptions to the nation’s #1 workforce training program, LED FastStart. Qualifying companies can customize for the skills they need through FastStart, while the Louisiana Quality Jobs rebate allows businesses to receive a cash refund on the annual gross payroll of new direct jobs created for up to ten years.Explore Cleco’s Rates & Incentives
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Cleco Power Recognized in Annual Economic Development Organization Awards
June 15, 2023