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Information current as of Feb. 7, 2014.
Incentives: Quality Jobs

Economic Development, Business Incentives

The Quality Jobs (QJ) program provides a cash rebate to companies that create well-paid jobs and promote economic development.

  • The Program provides a 5% or 6% cash rebate of annual gross payroll for new, direct jobs for up to 10 years.
  • Could provide a 4% sales/use tax rebate on capital expenditures or a 1.5% investment tax credit for qualified expenses


Business must be in one of the following industries:

  • Bioscience, Manufacturing, Software, Environmental Technology, Food Technology, Advanced Materials or Oil & Gas Field Service


Must have at least 50% of annual sales out-of-state and/or to in-state customers or buyers if the product or service is resold by the purchaser to an out-of-state customer or buyer or to the federal government


  • Must be located in an area designated by Louisiana Economic Development as a distressed region. A distressed region is either of the following:
  • A parish that is within the lowest 25% of parishes based on per capita income – view table here.
  • A census tract block group that is below the state median per capita income, based upon the latest federal decennial census – view block group here.

For additional, comprehensive rules and details on eligibility as well as application materials, please review the information on the LED website and contact the program administrator using the information provided on the website.

Contact Information
Frank Favaloro
( 225 ) 342 - 5402
Economic Development, Louisiana Department of
Physical Address
1051 North 3rd St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Mailing Address
PO Box 94185
Baton Rouge, LA 70804 - 9185
Primary Phone Number: ( 225 ) 342 - 4320
Secondary Phone Number: ( 800 ) 450 - 8115
Fax Number: ( 225 ) 342 - 6820
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed