Business Support Resources

The St. Tammany Corporation works with the State of Louisiana to offer companies an opportunity to take advantage of programs that can help support and accelerate business growth and job creation.

Louisiana Economic Development’s (LED) Business Support mechanisms consist of:

LED FASTSTART®

The nation’s No. 1 workforce training program, FastStart creates customized employee recruiting, screening and training solutions — at no cost to eligible companies.

ANGEL INVESTOR TAX CREDIT

Up to a 25 percent tax credit for individual investors who invest in early stage, wealth-creating businesses that seek start-up and expansion capital.

GDIT, Bossier City

ENTERTAINMENT JOB CREATION PROGRAM

A 15 percent or 20 percent tax credit on annual wages to qualified entertainment companies (QEC) that create a minimum of five well-paid net new jobs for Louisiana residents.

Opportunity Zones

FEDERAL OPPORTUNITY ZONES

Provides a federal tax incentive for investors to re-invest their capital gains into Opportunity Funds.

INDUSTRIAL TAX EXEMPTION

Property tax abatement for up to 10 years on a manufacturer’s new investment and annual capitalized additions.

LIVE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTION PROGRAM

Up to 25 percent tax credit for musical and theatrical productions, refundable or transferable on a one-time basis.

MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION PROGRAM

Up to a 40 percent tax credit on eligible in-state production expenditures, including resident and non-resident labor.

MUSIC JOB CREATION PROGRAM

A 10 percent or 15 percent credit on annual wages to qualified music industry-related companies (QMC) that create a minimum of three well-paid net new jobs for Louisiana residents.

QUALITY JOBS

Up to a 6 percent rebate on annual payroll expenses for up to 10 years and either a state sales/use tax rebate on capital expenses or a 1.5 percent project facility expense rebate for qualifying expenses.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDIT

A tax credit up to 30 percent to existing businesses with operating facilities in Louisiana to establish or continue research and development within the state.

RESTORATION TAX ABATEMENT

A 100 percent property tax abatement for up to 10 years for the rehabilitation of an existing structure.

SOUND RECORDING PROGRAM

A production credit of 18 percent for eligible production expenditures.

 

Click here for a master list of program eligibility.

For more information, contact Jack Nickens, Coordinator of Business & Technical Services and Land & Sites, at 985-809-7874 or jnickens@sttammanycorp.org.