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Entergy named a top utility in economic development for 15 years
NEW ORLEANS – Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans remained major players for economic growth for the region by working closely with community partners to support the local economy in the communities we serve. For the 15th year in a row, Site Selection magazine has honored Entergy Corporation, the parent company of Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans, as being among the top electric utilities in economic development for job creation and capital investments.
“When you have roots in the region for more than 100 years like we have, you stay committed to everyone in it,” said Ed Jimenez, Entergy Louisiana vice president of business and economic development. “Entergy plays an important role in attracting new businesses and driving economic growth that positively impacts our local communities. We’re pleased to be recognized as a top utility in economic development for 15 straight years, and we look forward to many years of continued success for our communities.”
“This recognition is a testament to the support we’ve given for existing businesses and the recruiting work we’ve done each year to attract companies to our area,” said Taurus Wright, Entergy New Orleans director of business and economic development. “We continue to seek out opportunities for new businesses to relocate and expand to deepen the talented workforce across our service territory.”
Entergy was recognized for helping drive around $13.4 billion in corporate facility investments and create more than 6,700 jobs across its service territories.
Some recent notable economic development projects include:
- Air products’ blue hydrogen clean energy project
- Amazon’s robotics fulfillment center
- Biolab’s chlorine manufacturing plant
- Breeze Airways’ airline operations
- Calucem’s specialty cement facility
- Continental Structural Plastics’ manufacturing facility expansion
- ElementUS’ rare earth elements project
- Intralox’s manufacturing facility expansion
- Lineage Logistics cold-storage facility expansion
- Louisiana Green Fuel’s renewable diesel plant
- Shintech’s manufacturing facility expansion
- Weyerhaeuser’s sawmill modernization
Criteria used by Site Selection magazine for its rankings include the use of innovative programs and incentives for business, website tools and data and each utility’s job-creating infrastructure and facility investment trends.
Entergy’s state-of-the-art site selection website, louisianasiteselection.com, empowers communities with the tools they need to market commercial and industrial properties. Giving access to powerful features for property searches and the ability to customize platform to promote the communities brand and regional assets.
In addition to Entergy’s continuous support to local communities and workforce development, the company is a utility industry leader in sustainability and has committed to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Entergy’s Economic Opportunity and Empowerment program was recognized by the U.S. Chamber Foundation, and the utility also received the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award.
Site Selection magazine’s profile of Entergy may be viewed in the September 2022 print issue and on their website.
Entergy provides companies with access to essential information needed to locate, expand and promote their business within our four-state region. In addition, Entergy provides companies with services in site selection, project management, large projects and contracts. Learn more how Entergy generates business growth for our entire region at goentergy.com/our-region/louisiana/.
About Entergy Louisiana
Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electric service to more than 1 million customers in 58 parishes and natural gas service to more than 94,000 customers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Entergy Louisiana is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, 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 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and approximately 12,000 employees.
About Entergy New Orleans
Entergy New Orleans, LLC provides electricity to more than 209,000 customers and natural gas to more than 110,000 customers in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
Both Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans are subsidiaries of Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR), a Fortune 500 company headquartered in New Orleans. Entergy Corporation powers life for 3 million customers through its operating companies across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy is creating a cleaner, more resilient energy future for everyone with our diverse power generation portfolio, including increasingly carbon-free energy sources. With roots in the Gulf South region for more than a century, Entergy is a recognized leader in corporate citizenship, delivering more than $100 million in economic benefits to local communities through philanthropy and advocacy efforts annually over the last several years. Our approximately 12,000 employees are dedicated to powering life today and for future generations.