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Grants and Economic Development Department

310 West Second St.
P.O. Box 5418
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70302
Office: (985) 446-7606
Fax: (985) 493-8756

Sarah Arceneaux - Director

Business Incentives
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State Incentives

The City of Thibodaux is a great place to be for business.  We understand however that often times the presence of certain support is required, especially when there are major infrastructure components incorporated into the project.  The City of Thibodaux can assist your company in putting together an incentives package that meets your needs.  Browse the list of incentives below to learn more.

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These business incentives are funded by the State of Louisiana to attract and cultivate business. Find out about the Enterprise Zone, Quality Jobs, Restoration Tax Abatement and Industrial Tax Exemption programs.

The LED Board of Commerce & Industry administers these incentives.

Enterprise Zone
The Enterprise Zone (EZ) Program is a JOBS incentive program that provides Louisiana Income and Franchise tax credits to a business hiring a minimum number of net new employees.

  • Requires an Advance Notification form.
  • Must increase employment by 10% within the first 12 months;
  • Or, add at least 5 new jobs in the first two years.

Quality Jobs
The Quality Jobs Program promotes economic development by encouraging businesses to create well-paid jobs.

  • Requires an Advance Notification form.
  • Must be in one of the following industry clusters: Bio-Science, Manufacturing, IT, Environmental Technology, Food Technology, Advanced Materials or Oil & Gas Field Service;
  • Or, must have at least 75% of sales out-of-state;
  • Or, must have at least 50% of annual sales out-of-state;
  • And, must provide a basic health care insurance plan.

Restoration Tax Abatement
The Restoration Tax Abatement (RTA) Program encourages the expansion, restoration, improvement and development of existing commercial structures and owner-occupied residences in specified districts.

  • Requires an Advance Notification form.
  • Applies to municipalities and local governments to develop existing structures in Downtown Development Districts, Economic Development Districts or Historic Districts.

Industrial Tax Exemption Program
Available exclusively to manufacturers, the Industrial Tax Exemption Program is Louisiana's original incentive program for capital investments.

  • Special circumstances may require an Advance Notification form.
  • Applies to capital investments for new or existing Louisiana manufacturers only.

Research & Development Tax Credit
The Research & Development Tax Credit encourages existing businesses with operating facilities in Louisiana to establish or continue research and development activities within the state.

  • Applies to businesses that encourage development, growth and expansion within the state;
  • And, encourage new and continuing efforts to conduct research and development activities in the state.

Industry Assistance Program
The Industry Assistance Program provides a tax exemption when manufacturers and their contractors give preference and priority to Louisiana manufacturers or Louisiana suppliers, engineers, contractors and labor.

  • Must be a Louisiana manufacturer with facilities in the state;
  • And, maintain current employment;
  • And, commit to significant investment to continue doing business in Louisiana.

Tax Equalization Program
The Tax Equalization Program attracts, retains and encourages the expansion of manufacturing establishments, headquarters, warehousing and distribution establishments to Louisiana that would not do so in Louisiana due to a higher tax burden.

  • Must be a manufacturing establishment, headquarters or warehousing and distribution establishment planning an expansion;
  • The competing site in another state must offer comparative advantages to Louisiana.

Federal Business Incentives

Federal money has been made available to businesses through such programs as the Gulf Opportunity Zone, Renewal Communities and New Markets Tax Credits Incentives and more.

Renewal Communities
Renewal Communities (RCs) are distressed areas in urban and rural communities that the federal government has targeted for development and where businesses are eligible for billions of dollars in tax incentives.
New Markets Tax Credits
Investors in qualified projects can obtain a tax credit of five or six percent of the amount invested for each year the investment is held, for up to seven years of the credit period.


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