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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 help to encourage investment rather than hinder it.

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 and the private school system is engaged in many very innovative educational and workforce preparatory programs.

Our community has a long tradition of collaborating to improve its quality of life. We encourage you to visit, stay a while and we are hopeful you’ll make Minden your place of business and home.



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.


Whether you are expanding or locating your business to Minden, we encourage you to contact Minden’s Department of Economic Development to learn more about the available properties and some that may not be listed, as well as associated development incentives. You can see some of the available properties by clicking the Louisiana tab below.


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 Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College and the Webster Parish School System to ensure that we address the workforce skill needs of local industry.


Minden has a long tradition developing home-grown businesses. Several small businesses that began in Minden are now big businesses today, employing hundreds of people. This is a tradition we want to continue. Contact the Department of Economic Development to begin the planning process of creating or expanding your business.