The Natchitoches Advantage
Location. Value. Community.
Our mission is to provide leadership and support for economic development and workforce solutions in and around Natchitoches parish.
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We are committed
We are committed to expanding and promoting economic development opportunities throughout Natchitoches parish and the surrounding region. We believe progressive development does not come at the expense of Natchitoches’ extraordinary sense of place; and we know that smart growth benefits our citizens while allowing us to continue to highlight one of the most unique and historically relevant cities in Louisiana.
The Chamber of Commerce works to make the Natchitoches area a thriving business community by promoting commerce, strengthening people, and improving lives
This vibrant southern city features two beautiful recreational lakes, an award-winning regional university, and a host of culturally significant historic sites
Established in 1884, NSU is an accredited regional university that offers academic programs that prepare students to contribute value to their workplaces
The Natchitoches Parish Port is a multi-modal facility with river, rail, and highway transportation options and the only slack water port on the Red River
Natchitoches Parish is home to a number of major industries in forestry and manufacturing, as well as 400 acres of shovel-ready land that is certified or nearing certification
An accredited economic development organization, NLEP acts as a catalyst for economic development potential for the north Louisiana region
This economic development organization serves the Central Louisiana region in helping facilitate opportunities for prosperity and growth