NSU has $428 million impact on region

Findings represents 1.4 % GRP of 10-parish region NATCHITOCHES—Northwestern State University’s economic impact on the Northwest and Central Louisiana region last year was $428.2 million based on a study by a multi-nation research company that has conducted 1,800 economic development…

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EAP launches $1.2 million expansion across North Louisiana

BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) has been awarded a U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant, resulting in the creation of the North Louisiana Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (NorLEAP), which will expand EAP services to 21 parishes in North Louisiana. EAP, with…

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AMT Open House March 1

NATCHITOCHES – The Central Louisiana Technical Community College Natchitoches Campus and Northwestern State University will host an open house for students interested in participating in the Advance Manufacturing Technician program in which students can earn an associate degree from NSU…

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Top Educators Selected for Chamber Education Panel

Top Educators Selected for Chamber Education Panel Chamber Luncheon to Feature 2018 Teacher of the Year Kimberly Eckert Natchitoches, LA, September 27, 2017   The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce will host its October Luncheon in the banquet room of…

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First Students Begin AMT Program, Hands-on Learning Partnership

NATCHITOCHES – Manufacturers in the Cenla region have partnered with Northwestern State University, Central Louisiana Community Technical College and Northwest Louisiana Technical College in offering a groundbreaking hands-on learning program that allows students to take classes and work part-time in…

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NRMC Launches General Surgery Associates

On July 1st, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center announced the opening of its newest practice – General Surgery Associates. Conveniently located in the heart of Natchitoches, the practice further expands the hospital’s surgery program ensuring round-the-clock outstanding general surgery services closer…

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Greater CENLA Progress Report

CENLA Focus, Holly Jo Linzay Central Louisiana is poised for continued economic growth and progress, according to city development leaders. From a nearly $4 million river front improvement project in historic Natchitoches to major construction projects underway at Fort Polk…

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More than 870 to receive degrees at NSU Friday

NATCHITOCHES –   Northwestern State University will hold its Fall Commencement exercises Friday, Dec. 16 in Prather Coliseum. More than 870 graduates from the summer and fall semesters are expected to receive degrees. At 10 a.m., graduates from the Gallaspy Family…

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Teachers Complete PLTW Training Locally

Several teachers completed core training in Introduction to Engineering Design at Northwestern State University last week and were congratulated by a special visitor, Dr. Vince Bertram, CEO of Project Lead the Way, a program that introduces engineering concepts to students…

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Manufacturers Discuss Challenges of Building Global Workforce

  NATCHITOCHES – A significant shortage of skilled workers is on the horizon and it will take innovative industry, economic development and education partnerships to produce a globally competitive workforce in Louisiana, according to members of the Central and Northwest…

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