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The Bureau of Economic Analysis names the Lake Charles MSA as the


"Like Secretariat, Lake Charles is far in front of all the other MSAs in the state" -- Dr. Loren Scott, LSU economist

Lake Charles MSA named "Small Market of the Year" for the eighth-consecutive year in Southern Business & Development magazine -- July 2018

Southwest Louisiana leads the nation with $108 Billion in industrial projects recently completed, underway, or announced -- SWLA Economic Development Alliance, April 2018

"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. 


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