Economic Development


Louisiana Central

The mission of the Louisiana Central is to help people prosper in vibrant, thriving communities. Louisiana Central focuses on three major areas: major employers, innovation & entrepreneurship, and education & training. Louisiana Central is an organization which consists of the economic development entities from the parishes (counties) of Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon and Winn.

England Airpark and Community

England Airpark and Community is a 3,000-acre award winning master-planned industrial park, commercial airport, and community that offers office, hangar, warehouse, and distribution space ready for occupancy with over 1 million square feet currently occupied.  An attractive component of the Airpark is a certified Mega-Site, comprised of more than 1,500 contiguous acres.  England Airpark has the infrastructure, business climate, communications, quality of life and strategic location in the heart of Louisiana to make sure your business will grow and succeed as part of Louisiana’s Transportation and Business Center.


Tools for Business Success

Tools for Business Success offers extensive information for starting and growing your business.  Everything from business planning and assistance; disaster planning and recovery; marketing and selling resources; loan and business programs; to industry specific resources, it’s all located in one place

Louisiana Economic Development

Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state's business environment and creating a more vibrant Louisiana economy.  Its mission is to cultivate jobs and economic opportunity for the people of Louisiana through nine economic development strategies.



Cleco is more than an electricity provider, they are an economic development partner.  From its SmartSites® program to connecting you with the right people to help you make critical decisions, Cleco is a strategist for helping customers achieve their business goals.