Positioning the region to support continued economic advancements and show the quality of life here in Northwest Louisiana is top priority for the Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation (GBEDF). This commitment has led the GBEDF to make investments in Bossier’s digital presence.
The foundation recently launched an entire rebranding initiative which afforded the organization the ability to look strategically at how Bossier presented itself. These efforts helped to shape our new website dedicated to doing business in Bossier and a quality of life video was created to capture unique Bossier-Shreveport area offerings.
A community’s digital presence is now often its first impression; a one-time opportunity to offer a virtual handshake. We believe our focus on a digital presence will help to creatively communicate the area’s accolades and unique culture. Our new site details decision-making resources, information, and statistics which serves as a valuable tool in marketing the area.
It’s no secret Bossier City and Parish are growing at a fast rate thanks to new business developments and investments in the community. Both Bossier City and Parish are expecting large population growths. GBEDF’s population projections show that combined, the city and parish could soar nearly 20,000 additional residents by the year 2019. The increase is largely due to an out of area population relocating for new jobs within the IT, defense, oil and gas, and healthcare sectors which are the cornerstones of the local economy.
The population boom brings many expectations and the promise of continued community progression on multiple levels. Bossier’s investment in the re-invisioning of the downtown area and the growth of the Cyber Research Park, with the inclusion of CSRA, are two recent examples of how both the physical and work force landscapes have drastically changed our community.
We want the outlying communities and businesses to know that ‘Bossier Means Business’. Our strategy is built on communicating the value of doing business here, and with that comes a responsibility to prove that our area provides a high quality of place for families and individuals. The GBEDF stands ready to partner and respond to the needs of our changing landscape and looks forward to the continued progress of Bossier.
Learn more about the GBEDF and explore the community’s new resources:
· View the new GBEDF website here: http://gbedf.org/
· View the employee recruitment video here: http://gbedf.org/about/explore-bossier-beyond/
· View the Economic Information & Statistics publication here: http://gbedf.org/2016-indicators/
· View the Bossier-Shreveport MSA Monthly Economic Indicators here: http://gbedf.org/monthly-indicators/