Louisiana Earns Seventh Consecutive Top 10 Spot in Site Selection Rating of Best States
|LSU’s economic impact on Louisiana supports nearly $3.9 billion in Louisiana sales,
$1.5 billion in new statewide earnings and an estimated 36,757 direct and indirect
annualized jobs. For every dollar provided by the state, LSU provides a return $5.08
of economic activity.
- The total economic impact of local LSU institutions on the Baton Rouge metropolitan
statistical area, or MSA, is $2.1 billion in sales, $764 million in earnings and more
than 21,400 jobs.
- LSU Alexandria employs approximately 290 full-time workers and generates about $52.7
million in sales, $17.6 million in earnings and about 640 jobs.
- LSU Eunice supports $47.2 million in sales, $17.1 million in earnings, and 515 jobs.
- LSU institutions in the Shreveport-Bossier area result in $535.7 million in sales,
$214.8 million in earnings and 2,082 jobs.
- LSU instituions in the New Orleans area supported about $887.8 million in sales, $391.2
million in earnings and approximately 6,900 jobs.
|New Orleans has been named the "#2 Best City in North America” by Travel + Leisure
magazine. Further, New Orleans was named #2 in the nation for dining, and #1 in the
world for nightlife.
Louisiana Sea Grant had its Program Review in October 2015, conducted by the National
Sea Grant Office/NOAA. The Louisiana Sea Grant College Program was rated as “exceeds
expectations by a substantial margin in some areas/aspects."
|LSU Health Shreveport’s two mobile screening vans provide screenings for breast, prostate,
cervical and colon cancer in 23 parishes, including many rural areas of northeast
Louisiana. They do about 4,500 screenings per year in 23 parishes.
|The LSU AgCenter worked on a collaborative project to identify behavioral health needs
of Orleans Parish residents and share best practices for improving community behavioral
|LSU Health New Orleans offers community training, has developed intervention and prevention
strategies, and has enhanced accessibility for children and families post-Katrina.
|By embedding psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and telemedicine resources
into primary care clinics in the areas most affected by the Deepwater Horizon Gulf
Oil Spill, LSU Health New Orleans developed a new standard of care that reduced both
mental health and general medical symptoms in people affected by the tragedy.
|A research advisory committee convened by Pennington Biomedical challenged the state
to reduce childhood obesity prevalence to 23.3% by the year 2020, which means a 20%
drop in current levels of childhood obesity.
|LSU Health New Orleans’ Louisiana Tumor Registry is one of only 17 population-based
registries in the U.S. that comprise the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance,
Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, which is the premier source for cancer
statistics in the nation. With these stats, data-driven cancer prevention and control
programs can be implemented to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality. This data provides
the foundation for studies evaluating clinical therapies, health care planning, cancer
screening and early-detection programs, and research.
|Orthopedic surgeon and Air Force Veteran Dr. Meredith Warner has created The Healing
Sole, a unique flip flop designed to help people recover faster from heel pain including
plantar fasciitis. While earning her MBA at LSU, Dr. Warner designed The Healing Sole
as part of her philosophy to provide an accessible and affordable health care solution
for the millions of people affected by heel pain.