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LED Sec. Don Pierson Interview (Dec. 2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-12-21

Duration: 00:08:37

Subjects: Pierson, Don | Louisiana. Department of Economic Development | Economy


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Pierson, Don Interviewee


This segment from the December 21, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s in-studio interview with Secretary Don Pierson of the Louisiana Department of Economic Development (LED). He discusses: the drop in oil prices; the impact of tariffs on agriculture and the state’s ports; the approval of a $1.4 billion property tax exemption for the Driftwood LNG project in Calcasieu Parish; diversifying the state’s economy; the accreditation of LED; their FastStart program’s ranking as the best state workforce training program in the United States; and their work in helping the local economies around the state.