About NLEP

NLEP Promotes Economic Development in North Louisiana


NLEP 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.


NLEP Structure



North Louisiana will be a thriving and diverse region that attracts and retains companies and talent and offers a desirable quality of life for all its residents. Our goals of economic development, workforce development and advocacy will foster a regional economy that delivers sustainable, inclusive prosperity.


North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) promotes economic development in 14 parishes in North Louisiana through innovative use of technology and continuous improvement to achieve the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. Our aim is to improve the standard of living for all of our residents and the business climate for our companies and prospective employers.



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


"Without NLEP, we would never have been able to bring all the parties together with the right focus to hammer out a deal. 

NLEP was the glue that held everything together. I commend their talented staff for assisting us with our growth plans."

--Jim Dean, Vice President & General Manager, Module X Oldcastle

Legislative Auditor Information

Contact the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) Hotline if you suspect the misappropriation (theft), fraud, waste or abuse of public funds by anyone.

(Phone) 1-844-503-7283
(Fax) 1-844-403-7283
Online: Report.Fraud.La

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