NLEP is funded by investments from nearly 200 companies, municipalities and individuals, dedicated to fostering prosperity and economic development in North Louisiana.
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NLEP Markets 14 Parishes in North Louisiana

North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) is a public-private partnership dedicated to the positive and sustainable economic development of the 14 parishes it serves in North Louisiana. The NLEP and its many partners work with both existing and prospective companies to facilitate the attraction and retention of capital investment and meaningful job opportunities in our region.
 

NLEP's Vision for North Louisiana

The NLEP envisions a connected North Louisiana that is known globally as a thriving region, offering sustainable competitive advantages to diverse industry sectors and a desirable quality of life for its residents. 
 

NLEP's Mission

The NLEP works to ensure that companies identify North Louisiana as a desirable business location and encourages capital investment and job creation by serving as the lead promoter, facilitator, information provider, and advocate for both existing employers and companies considering the region for the first time.

Our talented staff of economic development and marketing professionals strives to simplify the site selection process. 

NLEP's Services Facilitate Decision-making

The NLEP serves as a “first stop shop,” where prospects can initiate their real estate search, access reliable information and connect with experts and area leaders. NLEP also offers customized services to support existing business growth. The intent is to simplify and expedite the company’s decision-making process. Our services, which are provided on a complimentary, customized and confidential basis, fall into two main categories: business development and workforce marketing services.
 

NLEP Services Overview:

  • Facilitate information gathering
  • Support client throughout the decision process
  • Plan and schedule visits and tours
  • Engage local and state economic development partners for support
  • Introductions to area leaders, both private and public
  • Schedule private meetings with senior executives and functional staff (e.g., HR, finance)
  • Initial real estate search based on prospect’s specifications
  • Connect client to real estate brokers and landowners for buildings and sites
  • Expert advice and advocacy regarding federal, state, regional and local business incentives
  • Customized solutions to assist and retain existing business with growth issues
  • Workforce marketing and recruitment through our NEON program, including access to online content, resources and tools to enhance a company’s ability to recruit quality employees
  • Marketing assistance, including announcements and news releases

To learn more about how NLEP can assist you, contact us today