Economic Development

The SCPDC’s Economic Development Department works with organizations such as US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Delta Regional Authority (DRA’s) as well as with municipalities, Parishes and community groups to provide assistance for disaster recovery, business financing and entrepreneurial trainings to small businesses in Louisiana.

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

The EDA has designed the CEDS as a vehicle for bringing together public and private sectors to create an economic roadmap for fostering diversity to strengthen regional economies. The CEDS analysis lends itself to establishing goals and objectives for the regional economy and identifying investment priorities and possible funding sources to aid implementation. The regional CEDS is thus the product of a continuous process of strategic economic development planning.

CEDS Archives


Brownfields are abandoned, idle or under-used industrial and commercial properties where reuse of redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination. Read more.

Please contact Leslie Long at 985-851-2900 or if you would like more information regarding our Brownfields Program.


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