Life is good in Minden because the cost of living is low and people work together to create an environment of economic stability. Operating a business large or small can be a challenging proposition not to mention the need to manage risk. Minden’s economic development programs and incentives will help make investment decisions more predictable. Its business friendly government and permit policies helps to encourage investment rather than hinder it.
Minden is safe and friendly. The community has been rated as the fourth safest community in Louisiana and the friendliest in the south. The community invests more dollars in public safety per capita and has the highest percentage of its workforce working in public safety than many of its municipal neighbors. Its public and private school system is engaged in many very innovative educational and workforce preparatory programs.
Our community has a long tradition of collaborating together to improve its quality of life. We encourage you to visit, stay a while and hopefully make Minden your place of business and home.
We are making it work and Minden can work for you!
Minden’s close proximity to Shreveport provides our community the opportunity to attract people and businesses. In addition, the community of Minden serves as the gateway to all points eastward where new economic growth is occurring. The Port of Caddo-Bossier serves as a valuable international outlet for products made in Minden.
Now is the time to take advantage of new development opportunities in Minden, many major land owners are listing their property holdings for future development. This is a win-win situation for both the property owners and the community at large. As a result, new middle income housing and new industry will be developed and property owners will have the liberty of being directly involved in new commercial ventures or be compensated for the sale of their holdings. We invite you to explore this website frequently as new commercial properties will be often featured. Whether you are expanding or locating your business to Minden, we encourage you to contact Minden’s Department of Economic Development to learn of available properties that may not be listed as well as associated development incentives.
The perception of a good and relevant education and training system serves as the automatic accelerator to economic growth and stability to the local community. We are working with the Northwestern Louisiana Technology College and the Webster Parish School System to ensure that we address the workforce skill needs of local industry.
The community of Minden has a long tradition developing home-grown businesses. Several small businesses that began in Minden several years ago are now big businesses today, employing hundreds of people. It is this tradition that we want to continue. Review information on this website and contact the Department of Economic Development to begin the planning process of creating or expanding your business.
The Economic Development Department of the City of Minden is proud of its current partners. We look forward to establishing more partnerships to further the Minden growth agenda. The community of Minden has no shortage of wonderful community organizations that are capable of partnering to further economic growth and community development.