Regional Economic Development Organizations
Name Description Region Acadiana Economic Development Council
211 E. Devalcourt St.
Lafayette, Louisiana 70596
The Acadiana Economic Development Council is a nonprofit organization founded by local economic developers and incorporated in 2004. AED represents the primary economic development organizations in the Acadiana parishes of Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion.
Acadiana Baton Rouge Area Chamber
564 Laurel St.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801
Adam L. Knapp
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) is a nonprofit, investor-driven organization with over 1,500 member businesses, civic organizations, education institutions, and individuals. Its mission is to lead economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge metropolitan area.
Capital Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
1118 Third St.
Alexandria, Louisiana 71301
The Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) is an organization which consists of the economic development entities from the parishes of Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon and Winn. The mission of CLEDA is to advance the knowledge and understanding of economics and to develop economic planning and development.
Central Greater New Orleans Inc.
365 Canal St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Greater New Orleans Inc. serves as the catalyst for wealth creation in the Greater New Orleans region. GNO Inc. has an aggressive agenda of business development (marketing the region), product development (improving regional business conditions through policy) and workforce and research initiatives. Southeast North Louisiana Economic Partnership
400 Edwards St.
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
North Louisiana Economic Partnership is a nonprofit economic development marketing organization, promoting North Louisiana as a desirable and profitable business location. The organization and its partners work with both existing and prospective employers to encourage incremental capital investment and job creation as a way to build a strong and thriving economy. The parishes served include Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Jackson, Lincoln, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Red River, Sabine, Union and Webster.
Northwest Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance
903 Louisiana Ave.
Ferriday, Louisiana 71334
Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance is a private, nonprofit corporation utilizing local, state, federal and private resources and programs to enhance the available economic elements present in the region to promote and grow. It provides technical assistance, loan programs, technical communication, education and preside as the Coordinating Responsible Authority for the Northern and Central Renewal Communities. By partnering with agencies, educational resources and our members, we will carry out the elements of economic development and initiatives for the betterment of our region and the creation of jobs. Northeast South Louisiana Economic Council (SLEC)
P.O. Box 2048-NSU
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70310
The South Louisiana Economic Council is a regionally focused economic development agency servicing the parishes of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary and Terrebonne. Formed in 1983, SLEC provides industrial assistance and programs designed to create economic growth for the Bayou Region.
Bayou Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
120 West Pujo St.
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601
The Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance is the umbrella organization of the Chamber/SWLA, the SWLA Alliance Foundation and the Southwest Louisiana Partnership for Economic Development. These regional economic development organizations, each with its own board of directors, have combined resources to strengthen the business recruiting and retention efforts for Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis parishes.