THE BOSSIER MEANS BUSINESS BLOG
Despite the necessary ‘distancing’ mandate by the Governor, these times have united the region more than divided. I am proud to both witness and be reminded of our strength when we work together. It is extraordinary to see partnerships formed amid a crisis. They are formed not for profit, but with the calling to support those in need while deploying the region’s greatest assets.read more
The Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation (GBEDF) is launching a campaign this holiday season in order to educate the public on the impact of the local retail sector. “Buy Bossier” will encourage shoppers to purchase local, specifically in Bossier Parish,...read more
Change happens not only in communities, but in organizations as well. Our role as the lead organization for economic development in Bossier Parish and Bossier City has remained the same; to position Bossier to be competitive in securing new jobs and investment. However, due to the tremendous growth of the area, how we execute the Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation’s (GBEDF) mission is changing.read more
Rockett named Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association (LIDEA) Chairman of the Board for 2020
“I am very honored to lead LIDEA into the next decade. LIDEA has been an important part of the economic development landscape in our state for decades. This organization continues to be a leader and a voice for issues among practitioners and within the industries we partner with. The diverse professional background and expertise represented among the members of the board and its officers will allow us to explore and leverage multiple avenues in order to grow our state.” stated incoming LIDEA president David “Rocky” Rockett, Jr.read more
Addressing what factors are driving existing industry’s decision-making processes could not come at a more relevant time. As economic developers are accountable to many stakeholders, existing industry remains a primary focus for stewarding economic development activity. Nearly 80% of a community’s ability to foster economic success comes from existing business and industry. Paying close attention to what’s going on in our backyard is critical for the region’s success.read more
Customer service centers in Bossier City and Baton Rouge will support state agencies NEWS RELEASE FROM LED Media Contact: Gary Perilloux | 225.342.3437 | Gary.Perilloux@la.gov BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and YoungWillliams PC President Rob Wells...read more
Bossier continues to grow into a dynamic innovative economic driver for our entire region. Bossier welcomed 200 new jobs and $20 million in business expansion projects. Gains can be seen across every major industry sector that make up our local economic landscape.read more
The Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation releases 2018 Economic Information and Statistics Publication
The information outlined here clearly supports the progressive work being done by community leaders. Smart growth and forward-thinking strategies have earned Bossier the distinction as one of the fastest growing communities in the southern United States.read more
The Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation (GBEDF) is mission minded and we live out our mission in many ways. Our mission includes keeping the local tax base healthy and growing by adding new business to the marketplace. To achieve our mission, the GBEDF...read more
Here’s why Bossier City growth booms in north, not in south (By Sarah Crawford, from The Shreveport Times, May 29, 2018)
You don’t really need a study to tell you that Bossier City is growing. Just try to travel down Airline Drive or Benton Road at 5 p.m. But while the city’s population is increasing each year, and commercial development continues to expand in north Bossier, some wonder why it doesn’t always seem so equal in the southern part of the city.
“I get asked that question all the time,” Bossier City Chief Administrative Officer Pam Glorioso said.
For the answer, thank population density and demographics. And the development in recent decades of oil and gas infrastructure in south Bossier Parish.
At a recent Bossier City-Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission meeting, a commercial developer requested a zoning change to place four new, national restaurants on Airline Drive north of Interstate 220.