With a qualified and skilled workforce, the Northeast Parishes continue to set the standard in many of the employment fields in the state of Louisiana.
Government officials of Parishes throughout Northeast Louisiana are dedicated to serving the public with the best transportation possible.
Through our industrial parks, communities and businesses are cooperating to increase economic gains and improving environmental quality.
Long known as the sportsman’s paradise, Northeast Louisiana has many venues to offer the thrill seeker and outdoorsman.
Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 1:21 PM
LA BEOC Situation Report: TS Karen (10 AM 10.4.13)
TS Karen continues to have the potential to bring heavy rainfall and TS force winds to Southeast Louisiana evening Friday through Saturday.
The LA BEOC is monitoring the situation and plans to provide its stakeholder members information as the storm progresses. Please share this report with your association membership and staff as you see necessary.
Below is the information gathered during the 9:30 a.m. (10.4.13) conference call with GOHSEP.
National Weather Service Briefing (0800 10.4.13):
Tropical Storm Warning/Hurricane Watch: Morgan City to the Pearl River (modified at 0930 by NWS from 0800 report)
Posted on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 12:34 PM
The Louisiana Senate just release the latest "Louisiana Positives" information sheet on July 22, 2013. You can download or read a copy of it here.
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 12:08 PM
Companies from eight regions of the state earn honors for quality and community service
BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Louisiana Economic Development honored the 2013 Lantern Award winners during a private reception held at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion. Lantern Award winners demonstrate excellence in manufacturing and outstanding service to their communities through the involvement of their businesses and employees.
“Each year, we celebrate Louisiana-based manufacturers who demonstrate quality in their work processes and a commitment to their local communities,” LED Secretary Stephen Moret said. “With a focus on improvement, growth and innovation, the contributions of the Lantern Award winners are helping us position Louisiana as the best state for business investment and job creation. We congratulate them on their accomplishments and are grateful for the career opportunities they provide to the people of our state.”
Lantern Award winners are selected by Louisiana's eight Regional Planning and Development Districts, with selection based on the contributions of the manufacturers to their communities, including investments in employment growth and facility expansion. Each business also must demonstrate sustainability by remaining in operation at least three years prior to the nomination.
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:22 AM
Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance (NELEA) held its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 20 at the Delhi Civic Center, Delhi, Louisiana. NELEA hosted economic development partners and business persons from all of the 10 parishes the organization represents: Union, Ouachita, Caldwell, Morehouse, West Carroll, East Carroll, Tensas, Madison, Richland, and Franklin Parishes.
Guest speaker Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Secretary Stephen Moret stated Northeast Louisiana is positioned to be the beneficiary of the state’s aggressive marketing efforts. The new strong business standing Louisiana has in relation to other states and the existing developed sites, including Franklin Farm and others give us a stronger competitive edge. Though there have been no new assembly plants built in the U.S. in the last 5 years, that industry is ramping up and LED is targeting that industry among others for strong job creation in NE Louisiana. Secretary Moret referenced Governor Jindal’s tax reform program and alluded to new opportunities for new jobs as Louisiana becomes even more business oriented.
Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 6:47 PM
Have you always wanted your own Clean-tech or Energy Efficient business? You could win $100,000 from the Department Of Energy!
For the first time ever, MegaWatt Ventures - a $100,000+ prize competition for small businesses in clean tech - is coming to the entire Southeast! This exciting accelerator-based competition provides seed funding, top notch mentors, and business boot camps over six months, to enable companies to inevitably compete in a grand finale event. This final forum pits highly competitive small businesses to pitch their technology and business model in front of a prestigious judges panel, comprised of renowned institutional investors as well as energy industry executives.
Posted on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 1:55 PM
Employment opportunities expand
Northeastern Louisiana's economy will get continuing boosts in 2013 from ongoing expansions and fresh blood.
CenturyLink in Monroe and ConAgra's Lamb Weston sweet potato processing plant near Delhi have expansions on the boards, and the recently announced timber processing plant in Morehouse Parish will provide the new injection.
Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret said ConAgra informed him last week that it is committed to a $55 million capital expansion of its existing plant that's expected to create about 225 new jobs by the end of 2015.
ConAgra already employs about 275 workers at its $156 million Delhi plant that opened in 2006.
"The company is well ahead of its original payroll commitment and has already expended some of the capital required in the Phase 2 expansion," said Moret, referring to ConAgra's obligation after accepting up to $37.5 million in incentives from the state.
CenturyLink also will continue its growth with a commitment to create 800 new jobs at its Monroe headquarters by 2016. It will also break ground in 2013 on a $30 million headquarters expansion on U.S. 165 North.
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 5:36 PM
November 5-6, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
General Session on November 5-6
The Lyceum Ballroom
124 Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA
Awards Banquet on November 5
Shaw Center for the Arts Gallery
100 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge, LA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 5:31 PM
Wednesday, October 16
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
IBERIA Bank Meeting Facility
2900 Ridgelake Dr.
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Wednesday, September 18
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Central LA Chamber of Commerce
1118 Third Street
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Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance is a private, not-for-profit corporation utilizing local, state, federal and private resources and programs to enhance the available economic elements present in our region to promote and grow the regional resources leading to a vibrant economy.
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