Pictured from left:
- George Swift, President & CEO; SWLA Economic Development Alliance
- Devon Hyde, CEO, Lake Charles Memorial Health System
- Michelle McInnis, Director of Major Events & Workforce Development
Work to advance Southwest Louisiana's Economic and Workforce Development initiatives is supported by donations from companies like Lake Charles Memorial Health System which donated $25,000 to the SWLA Economic Development Foundation. The Alliance / Chamber SWLA has worked with local, state, federal and private partners to develop dozens of projects. In 2021, a total of $75 billion in projects are either under construction or in the final approval phase.
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.
About Lake Charles Memorial
Lake Charles Memorial Health System has grown to be the largest, community-owned full-service healthcare system, run by a board of local volunteers. The System is an elite group of health facilities that belongs to the people of Southwest Louisiana and serves everyone regardless of age, race, gender or financial status. Lake Charles Memorial Health System consists of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women, Moss Memorial Health Clinic, Archer Institute and the Memorial Medical Group.