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The Future Is Now

Posted by: George Swift on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

At a recent economic development conference, attendees heard from Technology Futurist Jack Shaw, who provided a glimpse into the rapidly changing technology world. Technology has advanced so fast that many of us cannot fathom what will happen in the next few years. Not in 20 or 30 years but in three, five, and 10 years. Many of us have heard of the coming changes but brushed those ideas aside because we thought it would only affect future generations. Wrong. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will transform most aspects of our life. Autonomous vehicles, replacement of routine tasks and jobs with automation and robotics are here and moving rapidly into the workplace. Shaw said two of the major impacts would come about as a result of 3D Printing Technology and Blockchain.

SW La.by land, sea and air

Posted by: George Swift on Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Infrastructure is a word tossed around a lot these days, but nowhere is it more important than here in Southwest Louisiana. With our area leading the nation in industrial growth and job creation, the pressure on our infrastructure is growing daily. It’s becoming a crisis situation and our region deserves priority from the state and federal government to help us solve these issues. We have been overlooked for too long. 

Second wave of industrial construction coming

Posted by: George Swift on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

As we begin 2019, construction of several large industries is nearing completion and they are beginning operation. This is the goal for long-term and sustainable growth for our region. The permanent jobs created after construction is when our region gets tremendous benefits, not only in taxes to our local governments, but in high-paying jobs for our residents.

Losing opportunity?

Posted by: George Swift on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

There are no certainties in the field of economic development.  

Pitch us your business concept

Posted by: Adrian Wallace on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

• Are you a small business owner who needs funding to grow your business?

• Do you have what you believe is a good business concept?

• Do you want an opportunity to promote your business?

Interstate 210 Bridge Construction Work in Lake Charles, Louisiana Will Impact the Community and Business Sector...the question is 'How Much?'

Posted by: Eric Cormier on Tuesday, January 8, 2019

It has begun.

On January 7, 2019, private contractors started the highly anticipated Interstate 210 construction project that is desperately needed in order to make sure the structure is safe for motorist.

SW La. needs more STEAM

Posted by: George Swift on Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Our region needs more S.T.E.A.M. in the New Year. That is, we need more emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. And the “A” stands for arts. Future jobs and the future of our region depend on education and training in these categories. 

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