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Louisiana Directory of Economic Development Organizations

Louisiana Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards

  • Capital: Baton Rouge
  • Population (2015 Est.): 4,670,724
  • Largest Cities (2014): New Orleans, 384,320; Baton Rouge, 228,895; Shreveport, 198,242; Metairie, 144,239; Lafayette, 126,066
  • Targeted Industries: Software Development, Energy, Automotive, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Process Industries, Agribusiness, Water Management, Entertainment
  • Key Incentives: LED FastStart, Digital Interactive Media & Software Development Incentive, Quality Jobs, Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program, R&D Tax Credit, Industrial Tax Exemption, Enterprise Zone, Angel Investor Tax Credit, Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit
  • GDP (All Industry 2014): $251.7 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce


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The Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance

George Swift
President & CEO
P.O. Box 3110
Lake Charles, LA 70602

Southwest Louisiana: We are equipped for opportunity! We have six ports, two major airports, and numerous shovel-ready sites, buildings, plants, and petrochem facilities available for development!

Southwest Luisiana Economic Development Alliance logo.

State Listings


Utility Listings

  • AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company

    Frank E. Crockett, CEcD
    Manager, Economic Development (Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana)
    428 Travis Street
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    P: 318-673-3170
  • Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives (ALEC)

    Randall C. Pierce
    10725 Airline Highway
    Baton Rouge, LA 70816
    P: 800-355-3450
  • Entergy

    Eduardo "Ed" Jimenez
    Director Business and Economic Development
    446 North Boulevard
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    P: 225-339-3233


Regional Listings


County Listings


City Listings

  • Baton Rouge Area Chamber

    Kyle Zeringue
    Senior Vice President of Business Development
    564 Laurel Street
    Baton Rouge, LA 70801
    P: 225-381-7158
  • City of Monroe Economic Development

    Dwight D. Vines
    Economic Development Officer
    400 Lea Joyner Expressway
    Monroe, LA 71201
    P: 318-329-2250
  • City of Ruston

    Kristi Lumpkin
    Economic Development Administrator
    401 North Trenton Street
    Ruston, LA 71270
    P: 318-251-8643
  • Downtown Development District

    Leigh M. Ferguson
    Director of Economic Development
    201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3912
    New Orleans, LA 70170
    P: 504-561-8927
  • Greater New Orleans, Inc.

    Michael Hecht
    President & CEO
    1100 Poydras Street, Suite 3475
    New Orleans, LA 70163
    P: 504-527-6900
  • Iberia Industrial Development Foundation

    Michael J. Tarantino
    President & CEO
    101 Burke Street
    New Iberia, LA 70560
    P: 337-367-0834
  • Port of New Orleans

    Chris Bonura
    Director, Business Planning & Commercial Development
    1350 Port of New Orleans Place, P.O. Box 60046
    New Orleans, LA 70160
    P: 504-528-3222
  • Shreveport Department of Community Development

    Bonnie Moore
    401 Texas Street
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    P: 318-673-5900