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.
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 Northwest Louisiana Technical College and the Webster Parish School System to ensure that we address the workforce skill needs of local industry.
Minden is safe and friendly. The community has been rated as the 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 school system is engaged in many very innovative educational programs.