Alexandria Metro RegionCatering to Future Business Demands
Affordable and Responsive to Business Needs
The Alexandria Metro region consists of six parishes (counties) that provide powerful support for the food processing, paper, wood and chemical manufacturing industries.
Louisiana State University of Alexandria offers a continuous supply of skilled talent, graduating hundreds every year in everything from business administration with a concentration in management, to biology with concentrations in agriculture. Whether a business chooses to locate in Marksville, Alexandria, Pineville or Winnfield, it is sure to benefit from a strong workforce and engaged local leadership that is always readily available.
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Explore Sites in Alexandria Metro
With efficient connective infrastructure and flat, clear, developable land, England Airpark is an exciting hub for small-scale operations.Check It Out
As a large, rectangular and flat site with a highly motivated surrounding community, Bunkie Industrial Park is development ready.Check It Out
Increasing Regional Competitiveness
The Alexandria Metro region places a high value on knowledge and fosters strong relationships between industry and its higher education institutions. Louisiana State University of Alexandria is a publicly supported institution with a strategic goal to increase public-private partnerships. Northwestern State University, Louisiana Christian University and Central Louisiana Community Technical College also create a strong pipeline of talent by offering a full list of programs that meet the requisites of communities and local businesses.
The Alexandria Metro Region is home to nine Opportunity Zones across five parishes (counties). These community development zones offer a federal tax incentive for investors to re-invest their capital gains into growing, lower-income communities around the country. The State of Louisiana also offers a comprehensive list of tax credits and incentive programs based on quality job creation, research and development.Learn About Rates & Incentives
Louisiana Central is a leader in business development specifically within the Alexandria metropolitan area, providing small business and entrepreneurship assistance, workforce training programs through industry partners, and connections to four higher education institutions that cater to industry needs.Visit Louisiana Central
Cleco Power Recognized in Annual Economic Development Organization Awards
June 15, 2023