Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance

George Swift


4310 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605
Phone : 337-433-3632 x 1201
Toll-free : N/A
Fax : N/A
Email : GSwift@AllianceSWLA.org
Website : www.AllianceSWLA.org

Targeted Industries

•   Manufacturing
•   Metals
•   Plastics
•   Technology/R&D

About Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance

Economic Development

Southwest Louisiana (SWLA) has seen over $100 Billion in investments in the past 10 years, mostly in heavy industrial projects.

Major local industries include petrochemical products, timber/forest products, gaming, hospitality, & tourism, fisheries & maritime services, farming & agriculture, and aviation & aerospace.

Our diversified economy and population of nearly 300,000 hard-working, resilient people helps lead Louisiana's economic growth.


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