Amazon seeks a location for a new corporate headquarters, as the online mega retailer plans to open a second corporate location. State Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says Louisiana has a lot of strengths to offer should we throw our hat in the ring, and its likely we will.
“We think we’ve got a lot of features in terms of technology solutions, logistics, distribution characteristics, great locations for corporate office space,” Pierson said.
Amazon is reportedly looking for a metropolitan area with more than a million people near an international airport with access to mass transit. New Orleans could be a perfect fit. Pierson says the number one rated LED Fast Start program can also offer skilled employees.
“You can count on it that no matter what company it is, they are really focused on a talented workforce, and we can provide that in Louisiana,” Pierson said.
Pierson has said a prime location could be between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. He says the Bayou State has a lot of unique features to offer, like plenty of transportation infrastructure with two major interstates and particularly the I-10 corridor.
“We also would count among those six class one rails, and here we are with an entire Gulf array of ports. Moving cargo is always an important element for commerce,” Pierson said.