BRF Initiated “InterTech” in 1997 by community leaders to provide specialized facilities with laboratory, cleanroom, manufacturing and office space for high tech companies, the InterTech Science Park has grown to include 12 facilities with 844,000 square feet and over 25 tenants. The purpose was to create an environment and space that would attract creative companies to Shreveport and retain home grown talent.
As the 3rd largest city in Louisiana (MSA population of 436,341), we are positioned uniquely to save manufacturers in both startup costs and ongoing operating costs. Our proximity as the largest city east of Dallas for 600 miles along Interstate-20 allows companies who locate here to save money on cost of transportation.
LSU Health Shreveport is home to three Centers of Excellence and more than 165,000 ft2 of research facilities. Bossier Parish Community College recently completed a 65,000 ft2 workforce training center for company-specific training.
The Shreveport area has a labor force of more than 350,000 people within a 60-minute drive time.
When BRF designs an incentive pakcage, we put the needs of a company first. Working with our state, regional, and local partners we can offer attractive incentives to help companies go from investing money to making money quickly. In addition to traditional economic incentives, BRF and our partners can offer a range of local incentives and financing tools including build-to-suit real estate, low-interest financing, or cash to companies for a range of activities. BRF also has a team of analysts and network of partners that can help growing companies raise the necessary capital to start a new facility or relocate an existing facility to Shreveport. To date, BRF has helped growing companies raise more than $74 Million in funding.
BRF has helped biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies of all sizes with their real estate needs. In addition to the 60,000 ft2 life sciences incubator, Intertech 1, BRF has owns and operates more than 300,000 ft2 of pharmaceutical research, manufacturing, and warehouse space in Shreveport.
LSU Shreveport serves Shreveport in providing three professional schools of Medicine, Allied Health and Graduate Studies, as well as 37 ACGME and 3 CODA Accredited residency and fellowship training programs.
Northwestern State University’s campus in Shreveport operates as a School of Nursing with programs in nursing/allied health.
Programs in Allied Health include:
The labor shed has seen the following growth in medical related jobs over the last 5 years:
Shreveport is located along the intersection interstate 20 and 49, two and a half hours east of Dallas. We have access to two Class I railroads (KCS and UP), a river port with barge and rail access, as well as Shreveport Regional Airport, which is recognized as the second busiest air cargo airport in the State of Louisiana
Shreveport is located along Interstates 20 & 49.
Union Pacific and KCS both provide Class I service to our MSA.
Located on the Red River Waterway just south of Shreveport, Louisiana, The Port has immediate access to barge, rail, motor freight and air transport providing a robust network of distribution. The port has multiple greenfield sites.
We have flights to Denver, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Destin, & Orlando