Consistent with the request of industry leaders, our mission is to be a trusted source of industrial communications, while advocating for future investment and industrial growth that is the backbone of Louisiana.
Who We Are
Industry Makes. is a campaign born out of collaboration and a need to present a united industrial front in the face of coordinated anti-industrial messaging. We understand that anti-industrial messages may target one company or several, but they hurt the entire manufacturing industry, which is the economic backbone of Louisiana.
Louisiana's manufacturing sector and the businesses that support them can no longer stand aside and let others tell their story. Industry Makes. is a co-branding tool kit that all businesses and associations can use in complement with their own advocacy and branding efforts to show a united front and a shared benefit from industry's presence in the community.
From the shoes on our feet to the products essential to our healthcare, Louisiana’s industries are in the business of making it all. Our industries not only make the products the world needs but they engineer the innovations the world demands for a safer and more sustainable future, all the while creating quality jobs, a predictable and stable tax base, better schools, and a better quality of life for our state.
a positive perception of industry in Louisiana
Be a bold voice
for Louisiana's industry and the countless small businesses that support and thrive on continued industrial growth in their communities
Initiate research to help other advocacy efforts
the streamlined solutions to the Industrial Tax Exemption Program for both industry and local taxing authorities
A positive perception of industry in Louisiana.
OUR JOURNEY ...
SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE INDUSTRIAL TAX EXEMPTION PROGRAM (ITEP)
Governor John Bel Edwards changed rules of the ITEP through an executive order that reduced the amount and duration of exemption as well as the approval process. This move caused confusion among businesses and industries requesting exemptions and the taxing authorities suddenly expected to understand the process. This confusion reverberated throughout board rooms, forcing potential investments in Louisiana to look elsewhere.
INDUSTRY COMMUNICATIONS COLLABORATION GROUP (ICCG) FORMED
After several public ITEP rejections from local governments, industry leaders requested that established entities and associations unite to educate the public and to actively advocate for the exemption itself. Out of this need came the ICCG.