Target Sectors

North Louisiana Target Sectors

North Louisiana Economic Partnership developed a strategic plan to guide our economic develop strategies. The strategic plan considers the region's assets, employers, and talent pool and targets sectors with favorable growth prospects that are a "good fit" for North Louisiana. NLEP will focus recruitment efforts on two broad industry categories:

  • Advanced Manufacturing - capitalizing on the region's historic strengths, workforce, and assets
  • Professional Services & Information Technology - supporting the region's transition to a knowledge economy and reinforces our newer assets
  • Distribution- leverages North Louisiana's strategic location with access to 41.3 million consumers within a 500 mile radius and our multimodal transportation infrastructure

Within these broad sectors are specific target niches that play to North Louisiana's strengths and competitive advantages.

Advanced Manufacturing Niches 

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Value-added Ag Processing


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Transportation & Industrial Machinery

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Fabricated Metals

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Petrochemicals

Professional Services & IT Niches

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Cyber Security

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Business Support Services

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Data Center

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Defense Intelligence

  
Distribution