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Chamber SWLA: Number 1 In the State

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2022

The Chamber SWLA - representing Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis Parishes - was named Large Chamber of the Year by the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives (LACCE) at their annual meeting held on November 7 and 8.

“To receive this recognition from our peers is an honor and a credit to the hard work of the staff and the support of our Board of Directors and volunteers. This plaque represents all of the efforts we have made over the past 12 months to help our region rebound and continuously improve and promote our region as a great place to live and work,” said George Swift, President/CEO of the Chamber SWLA/SWLA Economic Development Alliance.


Chamber SWLA Trip to Washington, D.C.

Published Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Our Recent Trip to Washington D.C.


Hurst-Trahan Named Vice Chair of Business Development and Inclusion Task Force

Published Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The Chamber SWLA has announced that Velika Hurst-Trahan has been appointed Vice Chair of the agency’s Business Development and Inclusion Task Force.


Annual Award Renamed in Honor of Chamber Board Member

Published Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The Chamber SWLA has renamed the award -- that recognizes businesses that exhibit inclusion practices in day-t0-day operations – after a former board member.


Dean Brings Experience, Enthusiasm to SWLA Economic Development

Published Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance has hired Jonathan Dean, CLED, PCED, as its Vice President of Economic Development.


CORTEZ NAMED LEGISGATOR OF THE YEAR at 17th Annual LegisGator Luncheon

Published Friday, August 19, 2022

Louisiana Senate President Page Cortez was awarded this year’s LegisGator of the Year for his outstanding work in the Louisiana House and Senate over the years.


ENTERGY Supports Regional Development

Published Monday, August 15, 2022

As part of Entergy’s ongoing support of the SWLA Alliance Foundation, the company recently donated $122,500 on November 23, 2021. Their donation was from an economic development grant which will help address the critical issues facing our region: business recruitment, and business retention and expansion. 


Business Pitch Winners of 2022

Published Tuesday, May 3, 2022

The SEED Center hosted the 10th Annual Business Pitch competition. Winners in each division were awarded $5000 and in-kind counseling in accounting and marketing. 

“The Business Incubator Business Pitch Competition is a premier showcase for up-and-coming entrepreneurs.  The diversity of ideas on display clearly demonstrates that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and flourishing in Southwest Louisiana.  This year's competition is confirmation of that fact. The winners and finalists will now move forward to take advantage of the resources available to them in the Incubator on SWLA Alliance for Economic Development" Adrian Wallace, Executive Director, The SEED Center Business Incubator 


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