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Economic Development

Southwest Louisiana (SWLA) has seen over $100 Billion in investments in the past 10 years, mostly in heavy industrial projects.

Major local industries include petrochemical products, timber/forest products, gaming, hospitality, & tourism, fisheries & maritime services, farming & agriculture, and aviation & aerospace.

Our diversified economy and population of nearly 300,000 hard-working, resilient people helps lead Louisiana's economic growth.


 

 

Certified Sites in Southwest Louisiana 

Bel Industrial Park Beauregard Airport Industrial Site Chennault Site #2
Chennault Site #5 DeQuincy Industrial Park H.C. Drew Development Area
Industrial Park East -- Port of Lake Charles Tract #175 Lake Charles Regional Airport Site #1 Port of Vinton Lot #11
T.O. Allen Industrial Park North T.O. Allen Industrial Park South West Cal Port


 


 

 

 

 

 

 


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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