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Swiss companies boost Louisiana’s FDI leadership

Agribusiness, IT and hospitality – these are just a few of the industries that Swiss companies have invested in across Louisiana, creating an outsized impact on the state. 

NOTABLE SWISS INVESTMENT IN LOUISIANA

  • Asea Brown Boveri (ABB Inc.) – Power and automation technology group, $4.40 million investment
  • SGS North America Inc. and SGS Petroleum Service Corporation – Manufacturing facility service & inspection  
  • Weatherford International – Oilfield & natural gas services and equipment 

Trade Between Switzerland and Louisiana 

EXPORTS TO SWITZERLAND

Petroleum & Coal Products $12.4 million
Chemicals $8.25 million
Machinery $3.53 million
Other $2.90 million

Total

$27.1 million



IMPORTS FROM SWITZERLAND

Chemicals $227.5 million 
Fabricated Metal Products $7.4 million
Machinery $3.5 million
Other $6.1 million

Total

$244.6 million


LOUISIANA REPRESENTATION IN SWITZERLAND

Louisiana has a local representative, Geert Hovens, operating in Switzerland. If you would like to reach him, email geert.hovens@la.gov or call +31 478 50 81 65.

CULTURAL TIES AND RESOURCES

Honorary Consul: Alexandra Mora
322 Lafayette Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Tel: 504.566.0233
neworleans@honrep.ch

Founded in 1855, the Swiss American Society of New Orleans is one of the oldest Swiss organizations in the United States. The Society promotes friendship, history, learning, and Swiss culture for ex-patriots, descendants, and anyone with an interest in Switzerland. Learn more here. 


Switzerland’s Zurich Insurance Group is the marquee sponsor of Louisiana’s premier golf tournament, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Learn more here.