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 (Education Fund & Early Childhood 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

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.

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.

To learn more about the Education Fund, click here.

To learn more about our early childhood education programs, click here.

To learn more about Jump Start Natchitoches, click here.

To learn more about Project Lead the Way, click here.

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

For detailed demographics and data on the workforce, click here.