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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
Contact Gus Fontenot, Project Coordinator, at 337.433.3632, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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
Lake Charles MSA named "Small Market of the Year" for the ninth-consecutive year in Southern Business & Development magazine -- July 2019
Southwest Louisiana leads the nation with $107 Billion in industrial projects recently completed, underway, or announced -- SWLA Economic Development Alliance, October 2019
"Southwest Louisiana is a shining star in Louisiana’s economy because it’s blessed by great natural and cultivated resources" -- Don Pierson, Louisiana Economic Development Secretary, March 2018
SWLA Economic Development Alliance named "Top 10 Economic Development Group" by Site Selection Magazine 4 times in the last 6 years.