On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Governor Edwards announced the availability of a new state-led loan program to provide loans to Louisiana small businesses in response to COVID-19. The Louisiana Loan Portfolio Guaranty Program (“LPGP”) is a partnership of the Louisiana Economic Development (“LED”), the Louisiana Bankers Association (“LBA”) and the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (“LPFA”).
Finally…Final Revisions to the ITE Program
By Angela Adolph on
Posted in Louisiana In General, State and Local Taxation
The Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP) is a key tax incentive for manufacturers looking to expand or build facilities in Louisiana. The property tax exemption is authorized in the Constitution and is administered by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development (LED). Historically, exemption contracts were approved at the state level and manufacturers enjoyed ten years…