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CLECO Supports Regional Development

Published Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Pictured from left:

·         R.B. Smith, Vice President of Business & Workforce Development for the SWLA Economic Development Alliance

·         Katie Chiasson, EDFP, PCED, IOM; Senior Business Developer for CLECO

·         George Swift, President & CEO; SWLA Economic Development Alliance


CLECO has donated $5,000 to the SWLA Alliance Foundation to address the critical issues facing our region: business recruitment, and business retention and expansion.


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 Jefferson Davis parishes.



Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC is a regional energy holding company that conducts its business operations through its subsidiaries, Cleco Power LLC and Cleco Cajun LLC. Cleco Power is a regulated electric public utility company that owns 10 generating units with a rated capacity of 3,360 MWs and serves approximately 290,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi.  Cleco Cajun is an unregulated utility company that owns 14 generating units with a rated capacity of 3,379 MWs, and wholesale contracts serving nine Louisiana cooperatives, three wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility.  For more information about Cleco, visit us at

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