Entergy Helping Create More Vibrant Economy in Louisiana’s Bayou Region

Entergy Louisiana is continuing to partner with regional organizations to help the state, including the Bayou Region, grow through economic development.
The company recently provided approximately $110,000 to the South Louisiana Economic Council (SLEC) to help fund the organization’s efforts to support workforce development, retain businesses in the region and attract new ones to the area and, ultimately, create a more vibrant economy in the parishes of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary and Terrebonne.
“We are grateful for the partnership and support of Entergy Louisiana,” said Vic Lafont, SLEC president and CEO. “Together, we and many other organizations are continuing to get creative to drive economic development in the Bayou Region, and it’s because of the help of corporate citizens like Entergy Louisiana that we’re able to create opportunities for people right here at home.”
Through its Business and Economic Development team, Entergy Louisiana works with state and local government agencies, economic development organizations and community partners to support businesses from site selection to groundbreaking, including those operating at the national and global level. The company continues to work with SLEC to diversify the local economy through a major recruitment campaign that has identified various industries and companies that could call the Bayou Region home and take steps to attract some of those businesses to the area. Through the campaign, approximately 430 potential companies have been identified and outreach has taken place with nearly 400 companies, resulting in several meetings and qualified leads. In addition, SLEC and Entergy Louisiana have gotten creative during the

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