Our region continues to lead the nation in industrial projects. Over $44 billion in projects are completed or wrapping up. We are anticipating a second wave of projects to begin this year, keeping in mind, our region is impacted by international events. The Lake Charles MSA (which is Calcasieu and Cameron parishes) is projected to lead the state in job growth the next two years.
If you have thought about opening a business or have a business idea you want to explore, or if you operate an existing business that needs expansion or re-imaging, then next month in SW La. is for you.
To compete internationally our best shot is to keep the regional approach. As has been said …to succeed we must think globally, act locally.
Successful resolution to many issues we face in Southwest Louisiana will require participation in the government process by citizens and the business community, large and small. The Chamber SWLA, part of the Economic Development Alliance, has a very proactive agenda for this first year of a new decade.