Priorities for local economic development success

The future success and development of Bossier and northwest Louisiana centers around key, specific priorities which will help to stimulate growth. Together, we look to the future with a greater focus on the following priorities which are critical to enhancing and forwarding our economic development agenda:

Economic Insight from the Dallas Federal Reserve

The GBEDF is thankful to its partners and for the opportunity to host the Dallas Federal Reserve in the region. It is important that northwest Louisiana is both represented and engaged in open dialogue of monetary policy discussion. Our region is home to critical industries which help to sustain not only the local economy but also contributes to the wider health of the U.S. economy.  Opportunities such as these allow us to better understand and discover new ways in which our local industries can contribute on the global scale.

“Buy Bossier” campaign highlights local retail sector impact, encourages shoppers to buy local

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, throughout the season and beyond. The campaign is meant to deter retail leakage due to the more increasingly popular trend …

Stewarding relationships and providing resources help to further develop the region

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.

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.