New Orleans joined Baton Rouge, Shreveport and Houma-Thibodaux in receiving honorable mention recognition for top markets of the year. Lakes Charles earned the magazine’s 2015 Small Market of the Year.
The magazine looks at large employment projects that create 200 or more jobs and capital investments projects valued at $30 million or more during 2014. Louisiana led the region with the most points per million.
The magazine named Kentucky as the 2015 State of the Year.
Louisiana earned honorable mention honors with a variety of project announcements in 2014, such as CSC’s 800-job technology center in Bossier City, Cheniere Energy’s $6 billion expansion of its LNG project in Cameron Parish, Venture Global’s $4.25 billion LNG complex at the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Cameron Parish, CGI’s 400-job technology center in Lafayette and Yuhuang Chemical’s 400-job, $1.8 billion methanol manufacturing complex in St. James Parish.