The Economic Development Department (EDD) is a business-friendly government designed to work with existing large or small businesses, investor’s, developer’s, and entrepreneur’s.
Our three main business objectives are to attract, maintain, and grow.
Our mission is to design and implement innovative solutions that help drive investment, create jobs, strategically advance the economic base, and improve the quality of life through public and private sector collaborations.

Phillip M. Smart

Economic Development Director 

  Contact Us

Economic Development Director:
Phillip Smart

Office Phone

318-377-2144 EXT 257

Research and Marketing Associate:
Cristina Alexander

Office Phone

318-377-2144 EXT 456