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Locating or growing your business in Southwest Louisiana can begin with the following links:
Site Selection and Business Incentives
Doing Business in Southwest Louisiana
Major Construction Projects Announced or Underway
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SWLA Means Business!
Bureau of Economic Analysis figures for the latest year show personal income in the Lake Charles MSA grew by 6.5%, ranking it 56th out of 384 MSAs in the country, and 1st in Louisiana. The percentage change of per capita income was +6.1%, ranking it 35th in the United States. -- November 2019
SWLA Boasts Lowest Cost of Living in State -- American Press, June 14, 2019
"Lake Charles is expected to resume its role as the fastest growing MSA in the state, adding 3,000 jobs (+2.5%) in 2020 and another 3,800 jobs (+3.1%) in 2021." -- The Louisiana Economic Outlook: 2020 and 2021, Dr. Loren Scott, Professor Emeritus in Economics at LSU -- Sept. 2019
Ranked Top Economy in Louisiana 2017, 2018, and 2019; Ranked Top Workforce in Louisiana 2017, 2018, and 2019 -- AreaDevelopment.com
Southwest Louisiana leads the nation with $107 Billion in industrial projects recently completed, underway, or announced -- SWLA Economic Development Alliance, October 2019