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Economic Development

A great location for manufacturing and distribution!


Site Selection and Business Incentives

Available Sites and Buildings


Business Incentives


Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP)


Opportunity Zones


Permit Timeline


Permit Fees



Economic Data

Unemployment Rate for Lake Charles Metro (MSA)


Unemployment Rate by Parish


New Business Filings


Housing Information


Tax Collection Data



Doing Business in Southwest Louisiana

Workforce Development Program FastStart


Major Employers


 Lake Charles MSA Employment Outlook


Cost of Living


Small Business Resource Guide


The Southwest Louisiana Port Network


Regional Links of Interest


SWLA Weather & Climate



Major Construction Projects Announced or Underway

Projects Report Summarized


Projects Report Detailed


Map of Mega Projects


Call Gus Fontenot, Project Coordinator, at 337.433.3632, or email gfontenot@allianceswla.orgAlso visit McNeese State University's H.C. Drew Center for Business & Economic Analysis.


Contact Information

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