Join the Partnership

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Where We Began:


Nearly a decade ago, the leadership in North Louisiana envisioned a regional economic development effort that would leverage the combined resources of the public and private sectors. That collaboration led to North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which serves as a catalyst to bring stakeholders from business and industry, K-12 and higher education, and political entities together to promote economic development.

Funded by three campaigns, Regionalism Works, Regionalism Works 2.0 and Region on the Rise, contributions from more than 200 businesses, local governments, and foundations support NLEP's mission to create more opportunities for the 14 parishes in our region.  
  • Attract new companies to our region
  • Help existing businesses to grow and expand
  • Upskill our workforce to support employers
  • Create a better business climate in North Louisiana
  • Advocate for better public policies in matters of economic development

REGION on the RISE:
(2018 .... 2023)

VISION FOCUS: North Louisiana will be a thriving region—a destination for high-quality talent, innovative companies, and global investment.

With the adoption of our comprehensive, five-year strategic plan in 2014 to guide future economic growth, NLEP will focus resources and efforts around a common vision and three primary goals:

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World-class program for fostering business attraction, retention, expansion and creation
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A strong pipeline of talent to support current and future employers 
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A unified voice for economic development promoting the region


REGIONALISM WORKS & REGIONALISM WORKS 2.0 :
2012 .... 2017

Regionalism Works and Regionalism Works 2.0, the initial funding campaigns to provide NLEP with the resources to promote economic development, generated a tremendous return on investment. 

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF REGIONALISM


From 2012 to present, NLEP has joined forces with companies across the region to expand and generate new business.

6,676 direct new jobs created.

More than $1.87 billion in direct capital investment generated.

14 parishes with nearly 819,000 residents working together.

JOIN THE PARTNERSHIP!

Became part of an organization with nearly 200 investors- public and private leaders- shaping the future of North Louisiana! We would like to invite you to watch the video above and read the information found in our Region on the Rise Booklet which can be download from this page and contact Christine Rambo at crambo@nlep.org or 318.677.2531.