The 13th annual LegisGator Luncheon Aug. 24 at L’Auberge Casino Resort was a tremendous success. In addition to a packed house, there was a full complement of federal and state elected officials. Governor John Bel Edwards kicked off the program with optimism that the state’s financial condition has stabilized. As did most of the speakers, the Governor heaped praise on area businesses and elected leaders for the outstanding amount of industrial growth that is leading the state.
Built in 1952, The I-10 Bridge has outlived its structural capacity and usefulness in today’s fast paced national and international business climate. Studies by the National Bridge Inventory and Louisiana officials have established that the bridge does not meet traffic capacity standards which can impede commerce and create safety concerns.
Several years ago when The Alliance was planning for the coming year, the incoming board chair, Ken Broussard, suggested a need to work on the quality of life in our area.
Recent comments from visitors and economic development consultants are very encouraging about the current and future economy of our region.
We’ve heard repeatedly from sources outside our area that the dollar amount of current and future industrial projects is unprecedented and not something to take for granted, compared to other areas of our state and nation.
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With the re-zoning of 12,000 acres of private property in West Calcasieu, our region is now in the process of planning for another potential gamechanger, a huge megasite. By definition and practice, a megasite is a large contiguous tract of land for big industrial operations. To remain competitive among industrial sites around the world, Southwest Louisiana needs these large properties.
Two recent developments have given encouragement to solving some of the infrastructure issues in Southwest Louisiana.
The city of Lake Charles is positioning itself for new economic development with a strategic targeted array of incentives for the Interstate 10 Corridor, Enterprise Boulevard, and the Lakefront.
Chamber SWLA officials have announced the creation of a task force as part of its effort to facilitate the replacement of the Interstate 10/Calcasieu River Bridge.
SEED Center Business Incubator was Rural Incubator for May 2018
Education has always been the key to mobility. As technological advances change the workforce landscape, getting an education is the one task that will keep a person viable.
The widespread and constantly growing use of computer-based technology in our daily lives is creating new industries with new opportunities for careers.
Excellent infrastructure is imperative to our region, state and country. What we ask is for government to respect the people and businesses who pay the taxes in order for the public structures to be built.
The word infrastructure is getting a lot of attention these days.
With a strong local economy forecast, there is great potential for our region to prosper.
Earlier this month Site Selection magazine released its Governor’s Cup rankings and Louisiana ranked eighth on a per capita basis for states with the most new and expanded facilities during 2017.