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Union Pacific Supports Regional Development

Published Friday, November 2, 2018

The Alliance Foundation received a check in the amount of $5,000 from Union Pacific to support its initiatives. This donation is the 2018 grant from the Union Pacific Railroad Foundation to the SWLA Alliance Foundation’s SWLA on the Move campaign.  The current plan of work under the SWLA on the Move Campaign is to address the critical issues facing our region: workforce development, business recruitment, business retention and expansion, regional marketing, and building a single voice for a true regional partnership.  

Pictured:  George Swift, the Alliance's President & CEO; Drew Tessier, Director of Public Affairs for Union Pacific Railroad for Louisiana & Arkansas; and Morgan Turpin, Alliance Foundation Director. 

The Chamber and the SWLA Alliance Foundation are part of the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance.  As part of the funding for the SWLA Economic Development Alliance, SWLA on the Move promotes economic development in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis Parishes.


About The Union Pacific Foundation

Union Pacific Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Union Pacific Corporation and Union Pacific Railroad. Union Pacific believes that the quality of life in the communities in which its employees live and work is an integral part of its own success. Originally created as the Union Pacific Railroad Foundation in Omaha, Neb., the Foundation has distributed funds since 1959 to qualified organizations in communities served by Union Pacific. The Foundation is not endowed, but is funded each year from the operating profits of Union Pacific Corporation. The Union Pacific Foundation has been a supporter of the SWLA Economic Development Alliance since 2009.


About the SWLA Alliance Foundation

The SWLA Alliance Foundation is the only 501c3, non-profit agency in the Southwest Louisiana region devoted solely to the economic development of our region.  The Foundation’s mission is to organize missions/events for the purpose of educating the world about the economic opportunities available in the Southwest Louisiana region; to work with area governments relating to business and economic development; produce and support economic activities and publications relating to our region; educate our general public of the need for economic development and the benefits gained thereafter; and to coordinate with other non-profit organizations for the economic development of the Southwest Louisiana region.

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