With two major interstates (I-20 and I-49) converging in greater Shreveport, businesses can easily access more than 40 million consumers in some of America’s largest markets, including Dallas and Houston, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Little Rock and Oklahoma City. Six railroads and the Port of Caddo-Bossier also connect the region to the world.
Once a major player in the national oil and gas industry, Shreveport is transitioning its economy to advanced manufacturing, telecommunications, technology, cybersecurity, banking, health care and medical research. Shreveport Next is courting high-growth small and mid-sized companies to further diversify theregion’s business base. What sets it apart is the ability to raise capital to help companies scale.
Ranked by Forbes.com and KPMG Competitive Alternatives as one of the most cost-competitive locations to do business, Northwest Louisiana offers companies a high value proposition and a low barrier to entry. Just about everything is less expensive – water and electric, labor and real estate.
From existing CGMP manufacturing space to large certified industrial sites, Shreveport-Bossier has project-ready real estate to help companies ramp up production quickly.
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Home to the 2nd bomb wing, Shreveport has a rich aviation history dating to World War II. The greater Shreveport area is home to Barksdale Air Force Base, headquarters of the 8th Air Force and Air Force Global Strike Command.
The presence of a highly educated and skilled workforce from the base fuels industry growth with companies like Metro Aviation and General Dynamics prospering in the region.
With three major healthcare systems, Shreveport-Bossier offers some of the best healthcare in the region with everything from a Level 1 Trauma Center to a multi-disciplinary research medical school. The region also boasts numerous colleges and universities with thousands of students, staff and faculty that not only breathe life into the community, but also fuel the talent pipeline.
Shreveport is neither Cajun nor cowboy. We have our own cool culture. We have all the amenities of a big city without all the headaches. There’s no such thing as a traffic jam in Shreveport and we have a rich arts, culture, restaurant and nightlife scene On the flip side, we’re a sportsman’s paradise. The kicker? The cost of living is consistently below the national average and home ownership is still within reach for most people.
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