As part of Cameron LNG’s ongoing support of the SWLA Alliance Foundation, the company recently presented a check for $12,000 on March 9, 2022. These monies include their Chamber SWLA membership dues, sponsorships, and a $5000 donation to the Alliance’s Foundation. Their donation will help address the critical issues facing our region: business recruitment, and business retention and expansion.
“2021 was another year of challenges for our region. At the Chamber and the Alliance Foundation we were kept on task due to the steady leadership from last year’s Chair, Jim Giffin. While we were unable to show our appreciation to Mr. Giffin at our Annual Banquet due to quarantine precautions, we were happy that we got this chance to property thank Mr. Giffin for his service to the Chamber SWLA Board and the Southwest Louisiana business community as a whole,” said Chamber SWLA / SWLA Economic Development Alliance President and CEO George Swift.
Last week, the United States Small Business Administration’s Regional Administrator (SBA) for the South Central Region Ted James visited the SEED Center to share insights on agency operations and outreach efforts.
The most frequent question we get at The Chamber SWLA and Economic Development Alliance is “What’s Up With the Bridge?” Of course, these questions center around the progress in getting a new I-10 Bridge in Lake Charles. The current bridge is well past its lifespan and is the weakest link on the I- 10 corridor between California and Florida. This bridge is structurally sound according to Louisiana Department of Transportation and, if not, would be closed. A lot of money is spent annually to keep the bridge in acceptable shape.