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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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Opportunity Zones can spur redevelopment

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

There are four designated Opportunity Zones in Southwest Louisiana. Each of these areas provides investors, property owners, government and business leaders a pathway to impact and improve struggling communities in our area realizing a tax benefit.

An Opportunity Zone is defined by the Internal Revenue Service as “an economically distressed community where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment.”

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Health care vital to families and business

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Healthcare is a major issue nationwide and especially in the workplace. Every business, large or small, struggles with providing health coverage to their employees. Having healthy workers on the job is vital to the operation of a business. Without quality healthcare, workers cannot be productive. Businesses suffer.

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