Report: Louisiana Gets a B For Logistics, C For Manufacturing

MUNCIE, Indiana – Louisiana earned a “B” in logistics and a “C” in manufacturing, says an annual report from Ball State University.

The also received a “C” for global Position, and liability Gap; “D+” in tax climate; “D” in diversification categories; and “F” in human capital. The state improved its grades from “D” to “D+” in the Productivity and Innovation category. The state declined from “B” to “C+” in its Benefits Costs.

The 2019 Manufacturing Scorecard from Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) analyzes how each state ranks among its peers in several areas of the economy that underlie the success of manufacturing and logistics.

These specific measures include: manufacturing and logistics industry health, human capital, cost of worker benefits, diversification of the industries, state-level productivity and innovation, expected fiscal liability, tax climate, and global reach.

Visit the Manufacturing Scorecard project website to view the performance history for each state and an archive of past reports with insight into the manufacturing industry: mfgscorecard.cberdata.org

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