On behalf of
the Southwest Louisiana Alliance Foundation and the Southwest Louisiana
Economic Development Alliance, the global business community is invited to
visit our region and investigate why so many major corporations have invested
in our region and why so many small-to-medium businesses flourish here.
The SWLA Alliance Foundation, a division of the SWLA
Economic Development Alliance, is the regional leader for business and
workforce development resulting in improved quality of life for all residents
in the five parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson
Davis Parishes. With the support of its stakeholders, the SWLA Alliance
Foundation enhances the economic footprint of Southwest Louisiana through
strong regional partnerships, workforce development, business recruitment and
retention, and entrepreneurship.
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The reason our
region attracts global investment is due to our natural resources and excellent
infrastructure. We have transportation by rail, interstate, deep and shallow
water ports, including one of the largest ports in the nation, and one of the
longest runways on the Gulf Coast, located close to Houston. McNeese State University, SOWELA Technical
Community College and top rated public schools provide a well-educated,
productive workforce, and the Foundation offers job training programs. If
you would like to invest in the future of Southwest Louisiana, become a
Foundation Stakeholder. Contact Brittany Duplechian at firstname.lastname@example.org to
set up an appointment.