Useful Links

Explore related websites that assist in providing information associated with the economic development efforts and progress in Northeast Louisiana.

Official website for the State of Louisiana. Provides links for services, business, government and emergency weather. Provides links for many other sites such as state employees, school information, unemployment insurance, State Government telephone numbers, unclaimed property, agency index, branches, departments, boards, commissions and other contacts.

Renewal Louisiana

Renewal Community information, facts, Q&A’s, form links and much more about the Renewal Community Inititive in Louisiana.

Louisiana Community Progress

This site is a source for information about Northeast Louisiana and economic opportunities in the region.

Louisiana Economic Development

Website portal provides Louisiana Economic Development. Businesses can be registered online, a directory for Louisiana businesses for rebuilding contracts, seek and offer business assistance, search for available commercial buildings for business relocation, you can list your business property and find Louisiana business experts.

Website provides invaluable links for pilots looking for airports, destination airports and availability of fuel and price, navigation maps of local area, FAA information, hotel and taxi links, and navaid information.

US Census

A great website that provides quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography, census information, health insurance, housing, business and industry economic census, help from economic indicators, government, survey of business owners, maps, NAICS, foreign trade and exports, minority links, census bureau’s data and emergency preparedness, fed stats,, newsroom releases, training, teachers and students and many more helpful links.

Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives website promotes the improvement of management skills, techniques and proficiency of Chamber Executives, to encourage the training of present and prospective executives, and to act as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of improved methods, practices, and plans for administration of such organizations.

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

Great website to find news and links for medical services. The mission of the Department of Health and Hospitals is to protect and promote health and to ensure access to medical, preventive, and rehabilitative services for all citizens of the State of Louisiana. The Department of Health and Hospitals is dedicated to fulfilling its mission through direct provision of quality services, the development and stimulation of services of others, and the utilization of available resources in the most effective manner.

Internal Revenue Service

This official website for the Internal Revenue Service. You obtain forms, check on your refunds, and get your tax questions answered. You can also file your taxes through this website and make your tax payments.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Website provides wealth of information on homes for sale, mortgage payment calculators, file a fair housing complaint, get rental assistance, receive counseling on foreclosure avoidance, and apply for grants.

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

LA DOTD exists to serve the transportation and water resources needs of the public. They are committed to teamwork, quality, integrity, professionalism, innovation and excellence in serving their customers. Website provides many links to traffic cameras, quick links to traffic issues, ferry information, and news about special projects that may be in progress.

Louisiana Certified Public Accountants

Website is for society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. There are many resourceful links such as information on continuing education for CPAs and a link to news and features such as the new Louisiana withholding tax tables, new IRS withholding tax tables. Webcasts/Webinars are also available.

Louisiana Department of Revenue

Louisiana Department of Revenue website. A results-based, innovative and focused organization that is capable of rapidly responding to the needs of its citizens/stakeholders. Website provides state tax forms, publications, laws and regulations, FAQs, and reporting tax fraud. The site is useful for individuals, business, and professionals.

Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal

Their mission is to protect life and property from the hazards of fire or explosion, to ensure the safety of citizens in the constructed environment, to provide equal access to disabled individuals and promote the efficient use of energy in commercial buildings. There are many links available and one can find the fire code and regulations.

Louisiana Legislature

Website provides all information about Louisiana Legislature sessions, bills approved/disapproved, index to act cites, acts from the 2009 regular legislature session, effective dates of acts, proposed constitution amendments, final disposition of all House and Senate bills and future session dates. One can also find who their senators and representative are and how to contact them. There is also a link to all newspapers published all over the state.

Louisiana Municipal Association

Great website for exploration of areas for possible industry development. Provides links to building and sites database, parish and community profiles, geospatial data download, maps download, and geographic suitability.

Louisiana Workforce Commission

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is an indispensable provider of workforce solutions. The Louisiana Workforce Commission lead the development of the system that delivers the workforce Louisiana’s current and future employers need. Provides links of information for both individuals and businesses. Links allow for job search, resume’ help and posting, and the ability to apply for unemployment online. For businesses there are links to post for jobs, incumbent employee training, and worker’s compensation. Their online resources connect trained workers with available jobs.

Louisiana Secretary of State

The Secretary of State’s office is a role model for government in their openness and accessibility to their data and remain responsive to their customer’s needs and the citizens of Louisiana. The Louisiana State Archives, a division of the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office, is mandated to identify, to collect, to preserve, to maintain, and to make available those records and artifacts that enhance our endeavors to understand the dynamics and nuances of our state’s remarkable history. The secretary of state is the official keeper of the Great Seal of the State of Louisiana. While that’s one of the traditional roles of the secretary of state, under recent leadership this office also has become the home of several innovative programs. From the Uniform Commercial Code to GeauxBiz, the secretary of state is committed to providing programs that help the state’s citizens better understand and take advantage of the services available to them.

Naked Ownership

Website is Naked Ownership – All things Legal in Louisiana. Provides links for laws and statutes, prescription, Westlaw, Lexis, naked ownerships maps, and court rules. For State and federal court, bankruptcy court, Bar Association, law libraries, and law schools.

Louisiana Police Juries

State portal for police juries. Provides links to state and parish directories, parish and government structure, directory for parish officials, Uniform construction code, and grant resources.


Website can be used to locate people in Louisiana. Select parish and then enter name. It usually comes up with the name searched; however, to get all their information you much join the website and pay.


Useful website for locating physicians, their offices, and telephone numbers.

Business Retention and Expansion International

Business Retention and Expansion International. BR&E is an economic development strategy that focuses on the retention and expansion of existing businesses. Programs are designed to help support existing business develop and expand in today’s global economy.

Entergy Louisiana

Provides customer service, options to pay bills, safety, storm center, outages, how to save on energy, and energy answers. For business there are links to customer service, managed accounts, customized commercial & industrial programs, builder standards, energy saving tips and contractor safety.


MEPOL is the conduit for information on manufacturing, on marketing, on training, on research. MEPOL resources are invaluable to small businesses. Connecting manufacturers with the contacts and resources they need to get the job done is one of the perks to working with MEPOL. Through the nationwide MEP network, and their partnerships in government and private industry, they increased the scope of their services to make it easier than ever to get the help you need to stay competitive in the global marketplace.

Louisiana Small Business Development Center

Louisiana Small Business Development Center. They are the only state-wide organization that provides services to entrepreneurs at the local level through free confidential counseling and low-cost training. For example, learn about the services offered by the Greater New Orleans & Bayou Region. They are a resource for community and economic development efforts in rural areas and inner cities, as well as provide assistance to small businesses through economic recovery programs. They are a nationally accredited program and a member of the Association of Small Business Development Centers with access to the best nationwide practices.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business”

SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Louisiana Public Facilities Authority

Louisiana Public Facilities Authority. The primary mission of the LPFA is to further education, healthcare, economic development, and job creation in Louisiana in order to make Louisiana a better place to work, live, and raise our families.

Louisiana Community and Technical College System

Louisiana Community and Technical College System. The mission of the LCTCS is to improve the quality of life of the State’s citizens through educational programs offered through our colleges.  LCTCS strives to increase the opportunities for Louisiana’s workforce to succeed through skills training programs.

Louisiana Delta Community College

Louisiana Delta Community College is an open-admissions college that offers two-year degree programs, certificates, and courses for personal or professional growth. Since it began offering classes in 2001, Delta has consistently ranked among the best in the nation in student satisfaction.

Delta Regional Authority

The Delta Regional Authority works to improve life for the residents of 252 counties and parishes in parts of eight states. Led by a federal co-chairman appointed by the president and the governors of the eight states, the DRA fosters partnerships throughout the region as it attempts to improve the Delta economy. DRA funds can be used to leverage other federal and state programs.

USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural America is full of promise, and USDA Rural Development is helping fulfill the promise and overcome the problems of the nation’s rural heartland.

Neighborhood Scout

Neighborhood Scout is a research-quality neighborhood search engine for home buyers.

National Association of Counties

A data resource for counties and parishes. It also offers news and information on grants.

U.S. Census Bureau Demographic Profiles

Provides demographic data by state. Another link to census bureau.

2000 Louisiana County Demographics

Demographic and race tools provided by

Louisiana Census Data

Louisiana census data by parish.

U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis

Bureau of economic statistics for regional economic sites.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bureau of Labor statistics. The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program publishes a quarterly count of employment and wages reported by employers covering 98 percent of U.S. jobs, available at the county, MSA, state and national levels by industry.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Main Page)

Bureau of labor statistics. The Employment Projections Program develops information about the labor market for the Nation as a whole for 10 years in the future.

Virtual Labor Market Information Web Portal

Virtual Labor Market Information Web Portal is an interactive site that gives users access to the latest Louisiana labor force, wages, population, industry employment, training schools, training programs, Scorecard for completion rates, Youth Web Portal, projections, demographics, nonfarm employment, employer database, unemployment claimants, industry staffing patterns, licensed occupations, demand occupations and career products.

Economic Policy Institute

Economic Policy Institute. Poverty, income, and health insurance trends.

U.S. Census Fact Finder

Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data.

U.S. Census American Community Survey

American Community Survey – another site for Census information.

U.S. Census Rankings and Comparisons Population and Housing Tables

Rankings and Comparisons Population and Housing Tables.

U.S. Census Demographic Trends in the 20th Century

Demographic Trends in the 20th Century – Census 2000 Special Reports.

Louisiana Division of Administration, Statistics on Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas

Statistics on Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas, Population estimates for U.S. metro areas.

Federal Information Processing Codes

Federal information processing (FIP Codes). Gives all of the codes for Louisiana.

U.S. Census, 1990 Louisiana Geographic Census Entities

1990 Louisiana geographic census entities

U.S. Census, Changes to Geographic Entities for Census 2000

Changes to Geographic Entities for Census 2000

U.S. Census Louisiana Planning Districts

Louisiana planning districts. Gives location, telephone numbers and email addresses, and population statistics.

Additional U.S. Census Info

Gives 2000 population statistics by census tracts for Louisiana.

U.S. Census Quick Facts

Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography. Provided by Census Bureau to give quick facts about each state.

U.S. Census Rankings and Comparisons Population and Housing Tables

Rankings and Comparisons Population and Housing Tables

Louisiana Population Projections

Louisiana Population Projections.

BEA Regional Facts

BEA Regional Facts—BEARFACTS—consists of computer-generated narratives for states, counties, metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), and BEA Economic Areas. The narratives describe an area’s personal income using current estimates, growth rates, and a breakdown of the sources of personal income.

U.S. Census Housing Information

All aspects of housing facts furnished by the census.

U.S. Census Poverty Information

Detailed information on poverty provided by the U.S. Census.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics main web page. Full of news worthy information.

U.S. Census Business Patterns

Census facts on parish business, metro, and zipcode business patterns.

Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry

Committed to working with the farmer and forester, producer and processor and all others to ensure our food is safe, our fiber production among the best and our animals strong and healthy.

Louisiana Division of Administration

Division of Administration. As the state’s chief budget officer, Commissioner of Administration Angele Davis is leading the effort to implement Governor Bobby Jindal’s major reforms to increase fiscal restraint and accountability to taxpayers.

Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism is to preserve and enhance Louisiana’s unique heritage and natural landscape; provide cultural, informational, and recreational resources; and promote the use of these resources by our diverse citizens and visitors.

Louisiana Department of Education

Louisiana Department of Education works to ensure higher academic achievement for all students, eliminate all achievement gaps, and prepare students to be effective citizens in a global market.

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality 

This large population of facilities is predominantly small businesses representing over 70 percent of facilities permitted or otherwise regulated by the Air and Water programs of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LADEQ).

Louisiana Department of Insurance

Louisiana Department of Insurance. Provides many useful links to consumers and insurance professionals. You can also use this website to file a complaint.

Louisiana Attorney General

Louisiana Attorney General’s website. Provides press releases generally about crime, consumer complaints can be filed, ask for opinions, investigates all programs under this office.

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

LA DOTD exists to serve the transportation and water resources needs of the public. We are committed to teamwork, quality, integrity, professionalism, innovation and excellence in serving our customers.

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Governor’s office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to lead Louisiana to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from, all natural and manmade emergencies and disasters.

Louisiana Map

Louisiana map is the official mapping portal for Louisiana government. With this site, anyone can interactively create, view, and print high-quality maps for any location within Louisiana – for free. The geographic data available from this site is managed and maintained by local, state, and federal agencies.

North Delta Regional Planning & Development District

Programs conducted by North Delta Regional Planning & Development District, Inc. include planning (OCOG, FHWA, Reapportionment, etc.), elderly assistance (Area Agency on Aging and Ombudsman) and economic development (revolving loan programs, EDA, grantsmanship, etc.) to name a few.

Louisiana Site Selection Center

Building sites, parish profiles, data download, mapping, and manage properties.

Port Association of Louisiana

Port Association of Louisiana. 35 public authorities with wide ranging charters, Deep-draft, coastal, and inland. The deep-draft ports focus on freight movements with national and international connotations. The coastal ports concentrate on the oil and gas (O&G) service industries, shipbuilding, and O&G fabrication. The inland ports service local markets relative to cargo movement, manufacturing, and related service industries.

Kansas City Southern Railroad

Kansas City Southern Railroad. To be a strong, independent transportation company that consistently delivers exceptional service to our customers, challenging careers to our employees and increasing value to our shareholders.

Norfolk Southern Railroad

Norfolk Southern Railroad. Norfolk Southern’s mission is to enhance the value of our stockholders’ investment over time by providing quality freight transportation services and undertaking any other related businesses in which our resources, particularly our people, give the company an advantage.

Union Pacific Railroad

Union Pacific Railroad. Our vision symbolizes the Union Pacific experience for all the people whose lives we touch. It connects the importance of UP’s rail transportation to America’s economy, honors the generations that preceded us and is the promise for the generations that will follow us.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Our vision is to realize the tremendous potential of BNSF Railway by providing transportation services that consistently meet our customers’ expectations.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) Railroad

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) Railroad. To be the safest and most respected rail service provider in the world.


A global resource for aviation. Provides information on airports, search feature, products, and aviation forms.

Flight Plan for Louisiana Airports

Flight Plan for Louisiana Airports. Information includes the town/city, airport ID, name of airport. You may click on any airport and receive FBO and flight services available. Latitude and Longitude, and length of runway. They also provide a telephone number, fax number, and frequency.

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Compare Hospitals

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, a system to compare the quality of care hospitals providers.


Grades your physicians, hospitals, and nursing homes.

Leap Frog Group

A hospital comparison site.


A hospital comparison site.

United States Government

Official information and services from the U.S. government. Whatever you want or need from the U.S. government, it’s here on You’ll find a rich treasure of online information, services, and resources.

National Institute of Corrections

National Institute of Corrections. The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons.