Partners & Allies

Economic Development Partners

Louisiana has an extensive network of economic development organizations and allies dedicated to helping our communities attract, grow and maintain business in our state. The list below highlights Louisiana's regional economic development organizations and lists other economic development groups in each region. The statewide groups include in-state utilities as well as other organizations that frequently engage in economic development activities.


Acadiana Region

  • Acadiana Economic Development Council
  • Crowley Chamber of Commerce
  • Evangeline Parish Industrial Board
  • Iberia Industrial Development Foundation
  • Lafayette Economic Development Authority
  • One Acadiana
  • St. Landry Parish Economic Development
  • St. Martin Economic Development Authority
  • Vermilion Chamber of Commerce
  • Vermilion Economic Development District

Bayou Region

  • South Louisiana Economic Council
  • Assumption Chamber of Commerce
  • Bayou Industrial Group
  • Gulf Economic Survival Team
  • Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce
  • LA 1 Coalition 
  • Lafourche Chamber of Commerce
  • Lafourche Parish Economic Development
  • Restore or Retreat 
  • South Central Industrial Association
  • South Central Planning & Development District
  • St. Mary Chamber of Commerce
  • St. Mary Industrial Group
  • St. Mary Parish Economic Development
  • Terrebonne Economic Development Authority (TEDA)
  • Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce
  • Small Business Development Center

Capital Region

  • Baton Rouge Area Chamber
  • Ascension Economic Development Corporation
  • Office of the Mayor-President, City of Baton Rouge/East Baton Rouge Parish
  • East Feliciana Economic Development District
  • Greater Pointe Coupee Chamber of Commerce
  • Iberville Chamber of Commerce
  • Livingston Economic Development Council
  • St. Helena Parish Economic Development Committee
  • West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce
  • West Feliciana Parish Community Development Foundation

Central Region

  • Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
  • Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority
  • Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce
  • LaSalle Economic Development District
  • North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance
  • Olla, Urania, Tullos, Standard Economic Development Board
  • Pineville Downtown Development District
  • The Rapides Foundation
  • Winn Economic and Industrial District

Northeast Region

  • Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance
  • Bernice Industrial Development Corporation
  • Caldwell Parish Industrial Development Board
  • East Carroll Chamber of Commerce
  • Franklin Economic Development Foundation
  • LA Delta 65 Inc.
  • Lake Providence Port Commission
  • Monroe Chamber of Commerce
  • Morehouse Economic Development Commission
  • Rayville Economic Development
  • Richland Parish Chamber of Commerce 
  • Tallulah Chamber of Commerce
  • Tensas Revitalization Alliance
  • Union Parish Chamber of Commerce
  • West Carroll Parish Chamber of Commerce
  • West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce

Northwest Region

  • North Louisiana Economic Partnership
  • Bienville Parish Chamber of Commerce
  • Bossier Chamber of Commerce
  • Caddo-Bossier Port Commission
  • City of Monroe Economic Development 
  • City of Natchitoches Economic Development Commission
  • City of Ruston Economic Development
  • Claiborne Parish Chamber of Commerce
  • DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation
  • Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce
  • Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce
  • Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce
  • Monroe Chamber of Commerce
  • Morehouse Economic Development Corporation 
  • Morehouse Parish Chamber of Commerce
  • Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce
  • North Webster Chamber of Commerce
  • North Webster Parish Industrial District
  • Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
  • Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce
  • Union Parish Chamber of Commerce 
  • Ward II Industrial District
  • West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce

Southeast Region

  • Greater New Orleans, Inc.
  • Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission
  • New Orleans Business Alliance
  • Plaquemines Association of Business & Industry
  • Plaquemines Parish Economic Development
  • St. Bernard Parish Economic Development Foundation
  • St. Charles Parish Economic Development & Tourism Department 
  • St. James Parish Department of Economic Development
  • St. John the Baptist Parish Economic Development Department
  • St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation
  • Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation, Inc.
  • Washington Economic Development Foundation

Southwest Region

  • Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
  • Calcasieu Parish Planning and Development
  • Cameron Parish Economic Development
  • Chennault International Airport Authority
  • City of Lake Charles Planning and Economic Development Department
  • DeQuincy Chamber of Commerce
  • DeQuincy Economic Commission
  • Greater Beauregard Chamber of Commerce
  • Jeff Davis Business Alliance
  • Jeff Davis Parish Office of Economic Development
  • Jennings Main Street
  • Kinder Louisiana Chamber of Commerce
  • Lake Charles Downtown Development Authority
  • Lake Charles Regional Airport
  • McNeese State University Office of Economic Development
  • Oakdale Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Sulphur Industrial Development Board
  • The Chamber/SWLA
  • The Port of Lake Charles
  • West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce
  • West Calcasieu Port, Harbor and Terminal District

Statewide Partners

In addition to working with regional and local economic development organizations, LED regularly works with municipalities, parishes, police juries and utilities on economic development initiatives.

  • American Electric Power/Southwestern Electric Power Company
  • Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives
  • Cleco Power, LLC
  • Entergy Louisiana Economic Development
  • Louisiana Association of Planning and Development Districts
  • Louisiana Business Incubation Association
  • Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association
  • Louisiana Municipal Association
  • Louisiana Public Facilities Authority
  • Louisiana Small Business Development Center Network
  • Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana
  • Police Jury Association of Louisiana
  • Ports Association of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center