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Entergy Helping Create More Vibrant Economy in Capital Region

04/22/2021

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BATON ROUGE — Entergy Louisiana is continuing to partner with regional organizations to help the state, including Greater Baton Rouge, grow through economic development.

The company recently provided nearly $235,000 to the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) to help fund the organizations’ efforts to support workforce development, retain businesses in the region and attract new ones to the area and, ultimately, create a more vibrant economy in the Capital Region.

“Entergy has been an integral partner in our work for decades,” said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of BRAC. “Not only does Entergy support BRAC’s mission financially, it also engages deeply in our business development work, provides volunteer leadership to head committees, and serves as a trusted thought partner on our attraction and retention efforts.”

Through its Business and Economic Development team, Entergy Louisiana works with state and local government agencies, economic development organizations and community partners to support businesses from site selection to groundbreaking, including those operating at the national and global level.

To help businesses determine where to locate or expand, Entergy developed and maintains the Louisiana Site Selection Center, an online database of certified sites, or sites that are ready for development. The database includes details about shovel-ready land, including available utilities and transportation access. Entergy also helps market and promote sites through informative displays and videos like the ones found on the Livingston Industrial Park page, the River-Plex Mega-Site of Louisiana page and this page featuring a site in West Baton Rouge Parish (go to the Documents & Images section and select “Interactive 360 Degree Property Flier”).

To support site development, Entergy Louisiana provides in-depth research and analyses regarding workforce availability, construction and transportation, to name a few. To learn more about the services provided by the company’s business and economic development team, visit GoEntergy.com.

“Our team is dedicated to helping businesses looking to expand in or move to Louisiana,” said Perry Pertuit, Entergy Louisiana new business development manager. “Helping our state grow through economic development is what we do, and we’re proud to further that mission through strong governmental, regional and community partners like BRAC. I thank them for helping us create a more vibrant economy, one that provides opportunities for our friends and neighbors where they live.”

Over the last decade, Entergy has actively participated in 173 announced economic development projects in Louisiana, totaling nearly $101 billion in capital investments and creating approximately 21,280 new direct jobs. For 13 years running, Site Selection magazine has named Entergy Corporation as one of the nation's top utilities in economic development.

In addition, Area Development magazine recognized Louisiana with a silver shovel award for local economic development efforts and Business Facilities magazine placed Louisiana first for lowest industrial electricity rates and workforce development and talent attraction in their 16th annual rankings. 

To learn more about how Entergy Louisiana partners with LED and regional organizations to help the state grow through economic development, visit the Entergy Newsroom.

Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electric service to more than 1 million customers and natural gas service to more than 93,000 customers in the greater Baton Rouge area. It has operations in southern, central and northern Louisiana.

Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) is an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production, transmission and retail distribution operations. Entergy delivers electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest large-scale U.S. power generating fleets with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 8,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and more than 13,000 employees. Learn more at entergy.com and follow @Entergy on social media.

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