10 GREAT PARISHES

1 GREAT REGION

The Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) 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. The mission of the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance is to help people prosper in vibrant, thriving communities.

We Choose Central Louisiana Because...

  • " We did a thorough review of several geographies and opportunities to accommodate our growth as a company. When you consider all the variables such as transportation logistics, workforce availability, community support and business support from both the state and local level, it made no sense to expand our primary business anywhere but right here in Central Louisiana. "
    - Bill Clark Chief Operating Officer - Eclectic Products, Inc
  • " In the decision process to select Central Louisiana, CLEDA played an instrumental role. "
    - Wayne Simmons CEO - Sundrop Fuels
  • " I've been doing this for over 25 years ... I've never seen a more economic friendly, and an organization more committed to business success than CLEDA "
    - Jim Myers SVP Customer Operations- Sutherland Global Services

Info & Announcements

England Airpark Announces 1,600 Acre Certified Megasite
Friday, September 11, 2015

The next time a “game changing” industry wants to take a hard look at locating in Central Louisiana, stakeholders need to be ready. That was the big takeaway for local and state economic developers when the area narrowly missed out on a Continental Tire Plant .......
GOVERNOR JINDAL AND INVESTIMUS FORIS CHAIRMAN ARUNAS LAURINAITIS ANNOUNCE $265 MILLION AMMONIA PLANT IN GRANT PARISH
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Project in Pollock will result in 85 new direct jobs, 584 new indirect jobs at former Vanguard Synfuels site.......
Plastipack Packaging Announces Expansion Plans
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

PINEVILLE, La. -  July 1, 2015 — Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Plastipak Packaging President and CEO William C. Young announced the company will make a $9 million capital investment to expand production capacity at its manufacturing facility in Pineville. A leader in the production .......