Workforce Overview

The Natchitoches Advantage includes a diverse workforce and a healthy local economy.  A prime location for trade and tourism, Natchitoches is the perfect blend of rich history and modern economy. As of 2016, Natchitoches Parish is estimated to have a Civilian Labor Force of 16,106.  Natchitoches offers an excellent transportation network with a regional airport, interstate highways, ports, and railways. The top three employment sectors are Healthcare, Education, and Manufacturing.  Respectively, these three industries make up 15% of employees each; together, they represent just over 45% of the employment base in Natchitoches Parish.


Top Industry Key Players

Healthcare
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (NRMC) and the Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Center anchor a wide variety of medical specialist and services in Natchitoches; the NRMC also has a presence outside the city and throughout the Parish.  NRMC is part of the Christus Health network.

Education
Northwestern State University, a public regional four-year institution; Central Louisiana Technical and Community College (Natchitoches Campus); and the Natchitoches Parish School Board, a “B”-rated school district.

Manufacturing
RoyOMartin Plywood (Chopin); Pilgrim’s (Natchitoches); Alliance Compressors (Natchitoches); International Paper – Red River Mill (Campti); and Weyerhaeuser (Natchitoches); ADA Carbon Solutions (Port of Natchitoches)


Natchitoches Parish Communities Contributing to the Workforce

  • Natchitoches
  • Campti
  • Ashland
  • Clarence
  • Goldonna
  • Natchez
  • Powhatan
  • Provencal
  • Robeline

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