Partners

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
Calcasieu Parish (cal-ca-shoo) is governed by a 15 member body known as the Police Jury. In the heart of Southwest Louisiana, our parish combines a dynamic economy with cultural traditions unique to this region to make our area a wonderful place to live and work.

City of Lake Charles
The
City of Lake Charles, with beautiful natural habitat areas, fresh water marshes, scenic rivers, inviting sunsets on the lakefront, warm sandy beaches, coupled with smiling faces and warm hearts is an inviting place to call home.

City of Sulphur
The
City of Sulphur encourages business growth by providing assistance to a prospective business or industry. This includes Enterprise Zones and bond programs, as well as technical assistance. The Louisiana Department of Economic Development offers business incentives in the form of tax exemptions.

Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association
The mission of the
Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association is to ensure the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is maintained, operated and improved to provide the safest, most efficient, economical and environmentally-sound water transportation route in our nation, serving petrochemical facilities, refineries, farms, mines, ports, commercial fisheries, recreation and more.

Lake Area Industry Alliance (LAIA)
The mission of LAIA is to provide a forum to inform the public about industry issues, to foster strong industry-community relations, and to build a positive business environment.

Louisiana Department of Economic Development
Louisiana is a state of opportunity for people striving to build successful businesses, and
Louisiana Economic Development (LED) can be a valuable partner. LED’s staff of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals helps guide business owners and entrepreneurs through the process of starting or expanding a business.

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Develoment
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.

Louisiana Workforce Development Council
The mission of the
Louisiana Workforce Investment Council is to lead the state’s workforce development enterprise by supporting and guiding agency partners in building a well-educated, highly skilled and productive Louisiana workforce.

Meyer & Associates
For 40 years, Meyer & Associates has provided a broad range of professional management and technical services to Local, State and Federal Governments and the Private Sector. The range of services provided by the Meyer Project Team has been applied primarily to Environmental Projects, Utility Infrastructure Projects, Water Resources Projects, Industrial & Commercial Infrastructure Projects and Transportation Infrastructure Projects including highways, roads, bridges, airports, railroads and marine facilities.

Port of Lake Charles
The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District (Port of Lake Charles) was created under Act 67 of the Louisiana Legislature of 1924. The District encompasses 203 square miles in Calcasieu Parish and accommodates 5 million tons of cargo annually at its public facilities; it owns and operates two marine terminals, the City Docks, Bulk Terminal No. 1, and also 2 industrial parks (Industrial Canal and Industrial Park East). The Port of Lake Charles is the 11th largest seaport in the U.S.

Port of Mermentau
The Port of Mermentau 
is located one mile north of U.S. Hwy 90 and one mile east of the Village of Mermentau on the Mermentau River.   The Mermentau River Harbor and Terminal District was created by Act No. 196 of the 1976 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature. It is governed by board of commissioners consisting of 7 members who serve for a 5-year term. The Mermentau River Harbor and Terminal District is a political subdivision of the state of Louisiana, and its territorial limits extend to the limits of Ward 5 of Acadia Parish.

Ports Association of Louisiana
The Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL) was founded in 1984 to aid in the advancement of Louisiana ports. PAL is a nonprofit trade association representing voluntary member ports and affiliated organizations. PAL helps to encourage economic development within the State of Louisiana.

Southland Aviation
Southland Field is located in Southwest Louisiana, 10 minutes south of Sulphur, Louisiana. The airfield is just 6 minutes from Interstate 10 and 20 minutes from Lake Charles. Southland is just minutes away from several major petro-chemical industries such as CITGO, Conoco, Cit-Con, Vista, PPG, and many more. Southland is also just minutes from several major hotels and award winning restaurants.

SWLA Partnership for Economic Development
The new SWLA Economic Development Alliance is part of an overall vision to build the best chamber in the state and the best economic development organization in the state.

West Calcasieu Association of Commerce
The
West Calcasieu Assocation of Commerce supports businesses, churches, schools in the communities of Sulphur, Vinton, and Westlake.

West Cameron Port Commission
The Port is located on the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with territorial limits and jurisdiction of all the area comprising Wards 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the Parish of Cameron, Louisiana.  The West Cameron Port Commission was created in 1968 by R.S. 35:2551 with jurisdiction comprised of Wards 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the Parish of Cameron, Louisiana.