Natchitoches is the only stand-alone (not adjacent to a MSA) micropolitan area in the state; we are the regional hub for

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medical, education, and manufacturing sectors.  With Certified land for development, new and innovative workforce programs, a growing community focus on education, and development-minded leaders–we can be your new home.

Our workforce is well-suited for, and familiar with, wood-product and advanced manufacturing; allied health and specialty clinic services; education; and government/administration.

Natchitoches is home to the first FAME chapter not instigated directly by Toyota; the GeauxFAME group has graduated its first class (2019) and is currently recruiting Cohort 4 to begin fall 2020.  This exciting program produces global-class multi-skilled technicians to fill important roles in our existing industry partners, while building additional capacity for you–our newest manufacturing partner!

Explore our site to learn more about our existing economic base, the tools at our disposal to help you locate here, and to learn more about the great programs offered by Louisiana Economic Development (LED)–all of which work to ensure you can do your best work right here in Natchitoches Parish.