Welcome to Opportunity!
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!
The Bureau of Economic Analysis lists the Lake Charles MSA with the fastest growing GDP in Louisiana
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.