The Shreveport economy is powered by great people and great skills, a responsive city government and abundant local resources.
The Office of Economic Development plays an integrated role in city government, with a four-part focus:
support and engender regional workforce development;
ensure the City’s regulatory practices protect citizens while remaining responsive to local business;
work with and support growth within our local employers, and those who would like to become local; and
develop and enhance our city-owned economic resources and assets.
The broad mandate of the Office is to support development of more jobs at a higher average regional wage, and thereby broaden the City tax base. It provides advisory counsel to the Mayor, City Council, and all officers, departments, commissions, boards, and agencies of the City of Shreveport.
Is the “project owner” for local business-focused site development initiatives.
Represents the City in broad workforce development and business-recruitment endeavors.
Engages directly with companies and other organizations in development of economic opportunities.
Solicits, shapes and leads initiatives that improve the economic health of the City.