North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) is funded through investments from nearly 200 companies, municipalities and individuals, who support economic development in their communities. Our investors not only form the economic backbone of NLEP, they also provide the leadership and the vision that move our organization forward.
Thanks to the generous support of our investors, NLEP can promote 14 parishes in North Louisiana as a desirable business location to existing and prospective businesses in order to foster job creation and capital investment in our region.
Please join NLEP in this mission by becoming an investor. Whether you invest $100 or $100,000, your tax-deductible contributions to NLEP, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will make a difference in creating opportunities for your friends, neighbors and future generations. Contact Diane Rasberry, to learn how you can support economic development in North Louisiana.
In addition to annual investment pledges, organizations can invest in economic development and NLEP through the endowed fund, established at the Community Foundation based in Shreveport-Bossier. The fund was established in 2008 with $209,000 after successful completion of the Community Foundation's $100,000 challenge match. The fund provides a portion of the proceeds each year to NLEP's operating budget, while the principal and the remaining proceeds are reinvested for growth.
John and Alta Franks Foundation
NW LA Association of Realtors
Citizens National Bank
Jerry Jones and his campaign committee