Shreveport Ranks in the Top Ten of Millennial Friendly Cities
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    September 28, 2015

    Shreveport Ranks in the Top Ten of Millennial Friendly Cities

     
    SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, La. — Shreveport, La. ranks among the top ten real estate markets nationwide where millennials make up the greatest share of first-time home buyers, according to a report in Bloomberg Business citing data from Realtor.com.  During the first half of 2015, approximately 44 percent of first time home buyers in Shreveport are ages 25-34, as compared to the national average of 37 percent. That makes Shreveport one of the most millennial-friendly cities in the U.S. 
     
    “The large percentage of millennials buying homes in Shreveport shows a long term commitment to the city. Shreveport is a great place for millennials to start their careers and families,” said Scott Martinez, President of the North Louisiana Economic Partnership, a regional economic development organization. “Shreveport has the lowest cost of living in Louisiana at 88.9% of the national average, according to the most recent Cost of Living Index. Our economy also provides ample employment opportunities and a highly entrepreneurial business climate.”
     

    As of August 2015, the median list price of a home in Shreveport is $188,000 as compared to $232,000 for the national median list price, according to Realtor.com. Other recent rankings for the Shreveport Bossier MSA also attest to a growing economy that provides millennials with economic opportunities and a balanced and desirable quality of life.  Forbes ranked Shreveport No. 18 among “Best Opportunity Cities” in 2014, where a person has an easier time making an impact.
     
    North Louisiana is also experiencing an explosive growth in its technology sector.  Currently, there are nearly 2,000 technology jobs across the region.  Computer Science Corp announced 800 new jobs in Bossier City, La., and IBM announced 400 new jobs in Monroe, La. CenturyLink is currently filling 800 new technology jobs at its headquarters expansion in Monroe, La.
     
    About North Louisiana Economic Partnership
     
    North Louisiana Economic Partnership, an Accredited Economic Development Organization, provides professional economic development services to the 14 parish region of North Louisiana, including lead generation and prospect management. The organization also represents the interests of North Louisiana with a unified voice and as a single point of contact. It acts as a catalyst, a convener, and a connector in the region to ensure that North Louisiana’s economic development potential is realized. Its vision is for North Louisiana to be a thriving region-a destination for high quality talent, innovative companies, and global investment.
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    NLEP's Top Event>>

    Billed as a Celebration of Economic Development, the Top Event features respected site selector, Del Boyette, President & CEO of Boyette Strategic Advisors, who will discuss economic development trends that impact North Louisiana. The Top Event will be held February 6th at Sam's Town Hotel, Shreveport, LA starting at 5:30pm with a Reception followed by the Dinner and Program at 6:30pm. NLEP's Annual Meeting is considered the largest economic development event in North Louisiana, attracting 500 attendees last year.  The Top Event will also honor NLEP's Top Award Winnners. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, CenturyLink.





     

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