NLEP: Your Community Resource

A recognized leader in economic development

NLEP | Services | Investors & Partners | Staff

Our Mission

To be a catalyst and connector advancing economic growth in our region.

North Louisiana Economic Partnership – NLEP

NLEP is an accredited regional economic development organization providing provides professional economic development services to an 11-parish region of North Louisiana, including lead generation and prospect management. The organization represents the interests of North Louisiana with a unified voice and as a single point of contact.

Parishes represented by NLEP include: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Jackson, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine and Webster. The Shreveport-Bossier MSA sits at the center of our region, surrounded by micropolitan communities of Minden, Natchitoches and Ruston.

Designated by the International Economic Development Council as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) since 2015, a designation that means NLEP is performing at the highest level and is considered an expert in economic development.

NLEP’s talented team of economic development and marketing professionals has won four Excellence in Economic Development Awards from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest membership organization for economic developers.

Named Economic Development Partner of the Year in 2017 by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI).

Customized Turn-Key Business Solutions

NLEP services fall into seven main categories: business development, business retention and expansion, business intelligence/research, marketing/communications, workforce development, investor relations, and advocacy. Each NLEP program supports the overarching goals of business development, workforce development, and regional advocacy.

Investors & Partners

NLEP works closely with community stakeholders— investors and partners who collaborate to benefit the larger community. Regional support leads to regional growth.

Interested in becoming a part of an organization with nearly 150 investors – public and private leaders – shaping the future of North Louisiana?

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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