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SizeUp for Small Businesses

Monday, May 3, 2021

National Small Business Week is celebrated in the United States the first week of May each year. The SWLA Economic Development Alliance is joining in support of small businesses by promoting a new, online program to help small businesses called SizeUp!  

The service is available for free to all local businesses SizeUp delivers powerful market research and business intelligence so Southwest Louisiana businesses can make data driven decisions using analysis that has historically only been available to big corporations.  


CLECO Supports Regional Development

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

CLECO has donated $5,000 to the SWLA Alliance Foundation to address the critical issues facing our region: business recruitment, and business retention and expansion.


Back to Business!

July 27, 2021
Let's Get Back to Business SWLA! The Chamber will host an evening social to welcome

2021 LegisGator Luncheon

August 20, 2021
The 16th Annual LegisGator Luncheon will be held at L’Auberge Casino Resort on

Getting Back to Work

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Virtually every business we know is seeking workers. Regardless of the business type, there is a shortage of folks who are ready to return to the workforce. At the end of this month, the extra $300 unemployment enhancement will end in Louisiana. This may urge many who have not been in the workforce lately to consider finding a job.


Brian Solis Shares Post-Pandemic Forecast

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
The late, great Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige is known for the quote, “Don’t look back; something might be gaining on you.” Noted futurist Brian Solis shares that belief, especially as it pertains to businesses and their need to look forward, not back.
That is especially the case here in the post-pandemic world, according to Solis, who maintains that businesses should not be yearning for a return to the old normal but rather must adapt to the changed behaviors of consumers in what he calls the “novel economy” — as in the novel coronavirus.


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