“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.

Challenges affecting business retention today

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.

Gov. Edwards And YoungWilliams Announce Creation Of 240 Jobs

Customer service centers in Bossier City and Baton Rouge will support state agencies NEWS RELEASE FROM LED Media Contact: Gary Perilloux | 225.342.3437 | [email protected] BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and YoungWillliams PC President Rob Wells announced the company will create 240 direct jobs and make a $4.1 million capital investment through new call centers in …

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.

Bossier: Where’s the real growth?

Taking a closer look at local indicator trends distinctly marks the Bossier community as one that is in fact on the grow in many different areas.  A breakdown on the specifics of the how and the where helps us to show that Bossier is marking real growth. 

Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation publishes an in-depth profile of Bossier’s business and economic statistics

The annual publication details economic data on the Bossier MSA and profiles population and demographics including cost of living comparisons, changes in population for Bossier City, Benton, Haughton, and Plain Dealing and includes household income levels for Bossier City and Parish. The publication also provides information on updated state incentives, the local business environment, labor and workforce trends, and provides a snapshot of the construction/real estate development.

From the Executive Director: Bossier Progress

Growth in population, the diversification of industry and the forward-thinking leadership at the Parish and City level has helped Bossier to be successful in securing new development.