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The Future of Work

October 22, 2019
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Maximize Your Membership

October 31, 2019
Maximize the value of your Chamber Membership Membership Orientation is a perfect
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Chamber SWLA Announces Two New Staff Members

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance/Chamber of Commerce SWLA recently welcomed two new additions to their sales and members services staff.  Ana Denison and Ashley Register will assist new members, sharing the benefits of their membership. 

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Chamber SWLA Releases I-10 Bridge Task Force Recommendations for the Replacement of the Interstate 10/Calcasieu River Bridge

Friday, January 25, 2019

“Replacing this bridge has been topic of concern and debate for decades,” said I-10 Bridge Task Force Chairperson Keith DuRousseau. “The bridge is vital to the economic fabric of our region and we cannot afford to wait while the state and federal government continue to delay and to allocate funds to projects in other areas. Our research was very eye-opening on the various delays and made us even more determined to find a solution.”

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Donít take our visitors for granted

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Our region has well over five million visitors annually according to the SWLA Convention and Visitors Bureau. Most of those numbers are a result of our five casino resorts. Because of those casino resorts and the large number of new hotel rooms in our area, we now total about 9,000 hotel rooms in our five parishes.

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LNG outlook remains strong

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Recent news reports indicate that some LNG projects will be delayed due to world market conditions and potential tariffs on China.

Recently, Dan Groft has joined McNeese State University as director of the H.C. Drew Center for Business and Economic Analysis, assistant professor of economics, and economist for The Alliance. Groft, an economist with a Ph.D. in economics from LSU, has worked with Louisiana Economic Development and most recently with the La. Department of Revenue.

We asked Groft about the current LNG market:

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