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

NLEP Promotes Economic Development in North Louisiana


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.

NLEP Structure



North Louisiana will be known globally as a thriving region - a destination for high-quality talent, innovative companies, and global investment.


To provide professional economic development services to 14 parishes in North Louisiana; to represent the interests of the region as a unified voice and a single point of contact; and to act as a catalyst, a convener, and a connector in the region to ensure that North Louisiana's economic development potential is realized 



Economic Development

  • 14 parishes (counties) 
  • Comprehensive five year strategic plan to serve as a road map to economic growth
  • World-class program fostering business attraction, retention, expansion and creation 

Workforce and Talent

  • Develop a strong pipeline of talent to support current and future employers
  • Ensure the region has a well-coordinated, demand driven workforce development system


  • A unified voice for the region focused on economic development issues
  • Strengthen the position of the region in state affairs 


  • Lead generation
  • Project management
  • Market North Louisiana
  • Property development
  • Business intelligence
  • Business retention and expansion

  • Encourage innovation in K-12 education
  • Strengthen alignment between industry, education and workforce development
  • Develop strategic partnerships to attract & retain talent
  • Top of Louisiana Political Action Committee
  • Organize events that bring members together with elected officials 
  • Washington, D.C. Mardi Gras


“It was very refreshing to have someone like North Louisiana Economic Partnership on my side. They know the clientele and the industry and understand available tax incentives.

NLEP took the time to understand my business model and to match my logistical needs. They were very helpful in making our decisions to move to North Louisiana,”

--Jason Renkes, President
Patriot Proppants