Major Employers Division News

Vidalia Company Appears on List of Fastest Growing Companies for 3rd Year - Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Inc. magazine today revealed that Southern Designs is No. 835 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The ...
U. S. ARMY ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH BOISE CASCADE - Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Boise Cascade and U.S. Army Announce Partnership
The U.S. Army and Boise Cascade signed a partnership agreement on August 6, 2019, as part of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) programat the ...
2019 STATEWIDE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT PRESENTED BY ENTERGY - Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance Announces 2019 Statewide Economic Development Summit Presented by Entergy...
Champion Homes Creates 200Plus jobs in Leesville, Louisiana - Monday, July 15, 2019

Skyline Champion debuted its newest manufactured housing facility in Leesville, Louisiana. The plant is expected to create 200-plus jobs over the long term....
England Airpark Announces 1,600 Acre Certified Megasite - Friday, September 11, 2015

The next time a “game changing” industry wants to take a hard look at locating in Central Louisiana, stakeholders need to be ready. That was the big takeaway for local and state economic developers when the area narrowly missed out on a Continental Tire Plant ...
Fort Polk Progress selected for Association of Defense Community's 2015 Community Excellence Award for its successful Education Initiative - Thursday, June 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Fort Polk Progress has been honored with the 2015 Community Excellence Award from the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) for its successful collaboration with local, state and federal partners in support of the educational community at Fort Polk. Michael Reese, chairman of Fort Polk ...
Eight Central Louisiana Parishes To Become Certified Work Ready Communities - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Eight parish teams from CLEDA's Central Louisiana region recently convened in New Orleans with ACT's Work ReadyCommunitiesinitiative and the Delta Regional Authority Chairman, Chris Masingill, to begin the process for confirming their respective areas as "Certified Work Ready Communities."  The parishes participating are Allen, Catahoula, ...
Central Louisiana is "WORK READY" - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

From:  The Town Talk (www.thetowntalk.com) The first two “work ready” parishes in Louisiana are Rapides and Avoyelles. Both parishes have met all criteria to be certified as ACT Work Ready Communities — a program designed to help communities develop their workforce to meet employer demand. ...