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Louisiana produces more than 850 million pounds of seafood each year.
Poultry production is the largest animal agricultural industry in Louisiana, valued at $2 billion.
In 2020, Louisiana launched PAVE to assist veterans who start small businesses.
Louisiana is one of the largest fur producers in the U.S.
In 2019, 12,000 new jobs were added in Louisiana along with $8 Billion in Capital Investment.
Forestry is the number one agricultural industry in the state, being valued at $3.6 billion.
Seafood is key to Louisiana’s economic survival.
One of every 70 jobs comes from the seafood industry, and this industry has an economic impact of more than $2.4 billion each year in the state.
The production of soybeans contributes nearly $230 million annually to Louisiana’s economy.
Louisiana is No. 2 in crude oil production and No. 3 in natural gas production in the nation
53.2 million domestic and international visitors came to Louisiana in 2019.
Jazz was born in New Orleans, while Southwest Louisiana is home to Cajun and zydeco music.
The highest point in Louisiana is Driskill Mountain, which is 535 feet above sea level.
New Orleans is the state’s lowest point, at eight feet below sea level.
John Bel Edwards is the 56th Governor of Louisiana.
Louisiana has 400 festivals each year
Louisiana joined the Union on April 30, 1812.
It was the only state to enter the Union with non-English speakers as the popular majority.
Louisiana is considered the “happiest” state in the United States.
Six Louisiana cities were ranked in the top 10 of happiest cities in 2014, according to researchers.