North Louisiana Economic Partnership

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 is a “first stop shop” for existing businesses and prospective companies looking to expand or locate in the 14 parishes NLEP covers in North Louisiana.  NLEP facilitates information gathering with our extensive research capabilities and resources. We can customize request-for-information packets for prospects and offer turn-key customized services to facilitate your site selection search. 

With our experience and network of contacts, NLEP can help with almost any issue: advice and advocacy on incentives, building a team of partners to support your growth plans, or providing logistical support and coordination for site visits.

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 of these programs support NLEP three goals of business development, workforce development and regional advocacy to support economic development. Our services include but are limited to those listed below, since each project is customized to meet the needs of the company.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Tax Credits

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Employee Development
  • Industry
  • Policies and Templates
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • State Business Issues


  • Site Location Assistance

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information
Primary Contact
Angie White
333 Texas St, Suite 411
Shreveport, LA 71101