The Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance was founded in 2006 to create a singular regional voice for Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron & Jeff Davis parishes. The SWLA Alliance Foundation is the only organization working to encourage and support industrial and economic growth in for the SWLA region. We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors and financially sustained through a public/private partnership.
The SWLA Alliance Foundation funds the economic development arm of the SWLA Economic Development Alliance and is responsible for presenting a diversified economic base for the area, as well as, aggressively marketing the region for business and industry development. To promote economic growth, we have created the SWLA Economic Development Network, comprised of representatives from various agencies involved in the region's economic development. These individuals meet regularly to discuss different community aspects and issues that might affect business and industry locations in the area.
The Foundationís current program of work includes retaining and attracting new business and industry to the region, creating and maintaining a trained workforce to meet the human resources needs of the area, enhancing the regional image nationally and internationally and nurturing entrepreneurialism through the Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development Center.