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 Markets 14 Parishes 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'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 Facilitates 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.


  • 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 


“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

Contact Us

North Louisiana Economic Partnership

One Texas Center
415 Texas Street, Suite 320
Shreveport, LA 71101

1900 North 18th Street, Suite 501
Monroe, LA 71201

Email: feedback@nlep.org

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Scott Martinez, CEcD
NLEP President
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Angie White
Senior Vice President- Business Retention & Workforce
(318) 677-2559
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Liz Pierre
Senior Vice President- Legal & Research
(318) 677-2549
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Christine Rambo
Senior Vice President- Business Development & Communications
(318) 677-2531
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Ashley Busada
Director – Investor Relations and Business Development
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Michele Riney
Director - Operations
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