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Four Economic Development Groups Ask for Unified Federal Aid

Friday, September 10, 2021

Four Regional Economic Development organizations in the hurricane impacted areas of Southeast and Southwest Louisiana have joined together to support efforts for a unified disaster aid appropriation for southeast and southwest Louisiana’s recovery. The four groups urge the U.S. Congress to join with the Louisiana Congressional Delegation to secure funding so the area can rebuild. In two years, Louisiana’s citizens and businesses located along the Gulf of Mexico have been devastated by Hurricanes: Laura (Category 4), Delta (Category 2), Zeta (Category 3), and Ida (Category 4).

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New Regional Network Announced

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Vexus Fiber, a leading fiber service provider in Louisiana and Texas, announced that it is bringing its 100% fiber-to-the-home network to Lake Charles, Sulphur and Westlake, LA. 

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Recovery, Rebuilding After Storms

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Calcasieu Parish Hurricanes Laura and Delta Long-Term Community Recovery Plan is an excellent blueprint for our region’s recovery and sustainability for generations to come. The over-riding issue to solve is that of affordable housing.

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Major disasters compel federal action

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Hurricane Ida and its trailing impacts have left most of Southeast Louisiana and the Northeast US devastated. The images of destruction and human suffering bring our thoughts back to the aftermath of Hurricanes Laura and Delta in Southwest Louisiana. Our region continues to rebuild and recover with thousands of houses still in disrepair. Lack of insurance settlements, lack of contractors, and lack of building supplies are adding to delays in rebuilding. Several thousand of our residents are still displaced because of lack of affordable housing. One positive note is that the businesses and homes being rebuilt in most cases are being strengthened and will be better and stronger than before.

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