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PARISH PROFILES-2011

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


NORTH LOUISIANA PROFILE-2011 AREA Total Land Water DEMOGRAPHICS Population Total Population Total Households Median Age

MARKET ACCESSIBILITY 11,021 Sq. miles Major Highways 10,592 Sq. miles Interstate Hwy 420 Sq. miles I-20, I-49, I-220, I-69(Proposed) US Highways 63,71, 79, 80, 84, 165,167, 171, 371,425 811,875 310,483 LA Highways 36.2 1,2, 3,4, 5,6,9,15,33,34, 117,119,126,153,156,1226

Household Income Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income

$34,669 Railroad $46,902 Kansas City Southern (KCS) $18,611 Louisiana & Northwest Rail System (LNW) Union Pacific Railroad (UP) Population by Employment Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (use of UP tracks) White Collar Jobs 54.6% Arkansas & Louisiana Mississippi Railroad (ALM) Service Jobs 20.1% MidSouth Railroad (operated by KCS) Blue Collar Jobs 25.3% Navigable Waterways/Ports Port of Shreveport/Bossier Population by Education,25 Years+ High School Graduate 35.4% Port of Natchitoches Associate Degree 5.4% Port of Red River Bachelor’s Degree 13.7% Greater Ouachita Parish Port Master’s Professional/Doctorate Degree 6.9% COMMERICAL AIRPORTS Shreveport Regional Airport LABOR FORCE-YEAR 2010-Average (Region) Civilian Labor 369,739 Monroe Regional Airport Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate

341,257 28,481 LOCAL AIRPORTS 7.7% Arcadia-Bienville Parish Airport Minden-Webster Airport LABOR FORCE-YEAR 2010-Average (Monroe MSA) Springhill Airport Civilian Labor 81,954 Shreveport Downtown Airport Employed 75,510 Vivian Airport Unemployed 6,444 Thackers Airport Bluebird Hill Airport Unemployment Rate Ida’s Heliport Airport 7.9% Homer Municipal Airport CE’Rusty” Williams Airport LABOR FORCE-YEAR 2010-Average Jonesboro Airport Shreveport-Bossier MSA Civilian Labor 185,651 Ruston Regional Airport Employed 172,620 Morehouse Memorial Airport Unemployed 13,031 Natchitoches Regional Airport Unemployment Rate 7.0% Red River Airport Hart Airport Farmerville Airport

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


NORTH LOUISIANA PROFILE-2011 TAXES Property Taxes (Various from parish to parish) Sales Taxes (various from city to city)

EDUCATION Primary/Secondary Education

*Check individual parish profiles*

Public Schools Private Schools School District

UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS Average Weekly Wages ($) by Major Industry Division (3RD QUARTER 2010) Regional $677 Agriculture 626 Mining 1,136 Utilities 1,011 Construction 800 Manufacturing 897 Wholesale Trade 934 Retail Trade 453 Transportation & Warehousing 849 Information 618 Finance & Insurance 759 Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 644 Professional & Technical Services 863 Management Companies & Enterprises 1,126 Administrative & Waste Services 877 Educational Services 704 Healthcare & Social Assistance 700 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 363 Accommodation & Food Services 273 Other services, except public administration 502 Public Administration 758 *Data Non-publishable*

TWO YEAR COLLEGES Bossier Parish Community College Louisiana Delta Community College Southern University-Shreveport Northwestern University Nursing Education Center TECHNICAL COLLEGES Louisiana Technical College-Bastrop Campus Louisiana Technical College-Delta-Ouachita Campus Louisiana Technical College-Mansfield Campus Louisiana Technical College-Natchitoches Campus Louisiana Technical College-North Central Campus Louisiana Technical College-Northwest LA Campus Louisiana Technical College-Ruston Campus Louisiana Technical College-Sabine Valley Campus Louisiana Technical College-Shreveport/Bossier FOUR YEAR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Centenary College of Louisiana Grambling State University Louisiana State University-HSC Louisiana State University-Shreveport Louisiana Tech University Northwestern State University of Louisiana CLIMATE

MAJOR EMPLOYERS( Non-Government & Retail) Louisiana Health Sciences Center Willis Knighton Health System St. Francis Medical Center J. P. Morgan Chase Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Christus Schumpert Health System Teleperformance Eldorado Resort Casino Century Link Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino Graphic Packaging International International Paper Company Libbey Glass Foster Farms

6,925 5,725 2,262 2,100 2,000 1,900 1,618 1,400 1,360 1,265 1,167 1,074 950 950

290 41 15

Precipitation Average Annual Rainfall 65.2 inches Measurable snow occurs (once every 2 years) 4.3 inches Temperature Daily Avg. Temp. Jan.-March April-June July-September October-December Days over 90 degrees Days under 32 degrees

High 62.7 83.6 91 68.8

Low 40.6 61.8 69 44.9

100 33

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


BIENVILLE PARISH PROFILE-2011 AREA Total Land Water

MARKET ACCESSIBILITY 822 Sq. miles Major Highways 811 Sq. miles Interstate Hwy 11 Sq. miles US Highway LA Highways

I-20 80, 371 4, 9

DEMOGRAPHICS Population Total Population Total Households Median Age Household Income Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income

Freight Railroad 14,353 Kansas City Southern (KCS) 5,919 Louisiana & Northwest Rail System (LNW) 40.3 Nearest Major City Shreveport, Louisiana $26,291 $35,036 Nearest Commercial Airport $14,290 Shreveport Regional Airport (2,8300 & 2,6200 runways)

Population by Employment White Collar Jobs Service Jobs Blue Collar Jobs

43.7% Nearest Airport 17.7% Arcadia-Bienville Parish Airport 38.6% (2,3000 runways)

Population by Education,25 Years+ High School Graduate Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Professional/Doctorate Degree

Nearest Port 45.1% Port of Shreveport/Bossier 3.5% 8.3% Nearest Deepwater Port 4.5% Port of New Orleans (Deepwater)

52 miles 50 miles

2 miles

35 miles

LABOR FORCE-YEAR 2010-Average Civilian Labor Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate

MAJOR EMPLOYERS 6,465 House of Raeford Farms, LLC 5,884 Raeford Farms of Louisiana 581 Bienville Parish School Board 9.0% Willow Ridge Nursing & Rehab Baptist Retirement Center of Arcadia UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS-YEAR 2010Leslie Lakes Retirement Center Average Graphic Packaging Intl-Arcadia TAXES Property Taxes (Mills) Parish Wide SALES TAX Parish Arcadia Castor Gibsland Ringgold

825 403 130 122 122 120

CLIMATE 90.59 Annual average high temperature 7.00% Annual average low temperature 9.00% Average temperature 8.00% Average annual precipitation 9.00% 9.00%

75.5°F 52.9°F 64.2°F 61.0 in

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


BIENVILLE PARISH PROFILE-2011 Average Weekly Wages ($) by Major Industry Division (3RD QUARTER 2010) Bienville $695 Agriculture 875 Mining 1,216 Utilities 984 Construction 1,287 Manufacturing 539 Wholesale Trade 943 Retail Trade 359 Transportation & Warehousing 964 Information 524 Finance & Insurance 617 Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 1,230 Professional & Technical Services 438 Management Companies & Enterprises * Administrative & Waste Services 451 Educational Services * Healthcare & Social Assistance 456 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation * Accommodation & Food Services 208 Other services, except public administration 328 Public Administration 666

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACT

Town of Arcadia Jan Sims 1819 S. Railroad Avenue Arcadia, Louisiana 71001 Telephone: (318) 263•8456 Arcadia/Bienville Chamber of Commerce 2440 Hazel Street Arcadia, Louisiana 71001 Telephone: (318) 263•9897

*Data Non-publishable* _______________________________________________________

EDUCATION Primary/Education (Year 2009-2010) Public Schools Private Schools School District

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NEAREST COMMUNITY & 2-COLLEGES Louisiana Delta Community College NEAREST TECHNICAL COLLEGES Louisiana Technical College-Ruston Campus Louisiana Technical College-Delta-Ouachita Campus Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe Campus NEAREST 4 COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Grambling State University Louisiana Tech University

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


BOSSISER PARISH PROFILE-2011 AREA Total Land Water DEMOGRAPHICS

MARKET ACCESSIBILITY 867 Sq. miles 839 Sq. miles Major Highways 28 Sq. miles Interstate Hwy I-20, I-49,I-220 US Highway 71, 79, 80 LA Highways 2,3

Population Total Population Total Households Median Age

116,979 Freight Railroad 43,657 Kansas City Southern (KCS) 35.4 Union Pacific Railroad (UP)

Household Income Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income

Nearest Major City $44,932 Shreveport, Louisiana $54,583 $21,234 Nearest Commercial Airport Shreveport Regional Airport (2,8300 & 2,6200 runways) 56.7% 20.4% Nearest Airport 22.9% Shreveport Downtown Airport (2,3000 runways)

Population by Employment White Collar Jobs Service Jobs Blue Collar Jobs Population by Education,25 Years+ High School Graduate Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Professional/Doctorate Degree

33.5% 9.5% 13.5% 6.0%

Nearest Port Port of Shreveport/Bossier(9Ft)

MAJOR EMPLOYERS 54,046 50,892 Barksdale Air Force Base 3,154 Bossier Parish School Board 5.8% Harrah’s Horseshoe Casino & Hotel City of Bossier City UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS-YEAR 2010- Diamond Jack’s Casino Resort Average Boomtown Casino CLIMATE Annual average high temperature Annual average low temperature Average temperature 8.25% Average annual precipitation 9.00% 9.25% 9.25% 9.25%

93.37-114.39

15 miles

2 miles

10 miles

Nearest Deepwater Port Port of New Orleans (Deepwater)

LABOR FORCE-YEAR 2010-Average Civilian Labor Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate

TAXES, 2010 Property Taxes (Mills) Parish Wide SALES TAX Parish Bossier City Benton Haughton Plain Dealing

10 miles

8,655 2,831 2,000 971 837 644 75.4°F 50.6°F 63.0°F 53.3 in

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


BOSSIER PARISH PROFILE-2011 Average Weekly Wages ($) by Major Industry Division (3RD QUARTER 2010) Bossier $714 Agriculture 792 Mining 1,345 Utilities 1,142 Construction 772 Manufacturing 799 Wholesale Trade 908 Retail Trade 472 Transportation & Warehousing 866 Information 742 Finance & Insurance 715 Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 629 Professional & Technical Services 857 Management Companies & Enterprises 508 Administrative & Waste Services 459 Educational Services 2,262 Healthcare & Social Assistance 682 Arts, Entertainment, and 450 Accommodation & Food Services 384 Other services, except public administration 589 Public Administration 924

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACT Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation

David Rockett 710 Benton Road Bossier City, Louisiana 71111 Telephone: (318) 742•6043 Facsimile: (318) 742•6044 E-mail: info@gbedf.org

*Data Non-publishable*

_____________________________________________ EDUCATION Primary/Education (Year 2009-2010) Public Schools Private Schools School District

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NEAREST COMMUNITY & 2- YEAR COLLEGES Bossier Parish Community College Southern University-Shreveport Northwestern University Nursing Education Center NEAREST TECHNICAL COLLEGES Career Technical College-Shreveport Louisiana Technical College-Shreveport/Bossier Campus Remington College-Shreveport

NEAREST 4 YEAR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Centenary College of Louisiana Louisiana State University-HSC Louisiana State University-Shreveport

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


CADDO PARISH PROFILE-2011 AREA Total Land Water

MARKET ACCESSIBILITY Major Highways 937 Sq. miles I-20, I-49,I-220 882 Sq. miles Interstate Hwy 71, 79, 80,171 55 Sq. miles US Highway LA Highways 1,2

DEMOGRAPHICS Population Total Population Total Households Median Age

Freight Railroad 254,969 Kansas City Southern (KCS) 100,611 Union Pacific Railroad (UP) 36.8 Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)(Use UP tracks)

Household Income Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income

Nearest Major City $35,649 Dallas, Texas $49,550 $19,902 Nearest Commercial Airport Shreveport Regional Airport (2,8300 & 2,6200 runways) 55.6% 22.1% Nearest Airport 22.2% Shreveport Downtown Airport (2,3000 runways)

Population by Employment White Collar Jobs Service Jobs Blue Collar Jobs Population by Education,25 Years+ High School Graduate Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Professional/Doctorate Degree

34.4% Nearest Port 5.2% Port of Shreveport/Bossier(9Ft) 14.7% 7.8% Nearest Deepwater Port Port of New Orleans (Deepwater)

188 miles 0 miles

2 miles

5 miles

LABOR FORCE-YEAR 2010-Average MAJOR EMPLOYERS 120,034 111,093 Caddo Parish School Board 8,941 LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport 7.4% Willis Knighton Health System City of Shreveport UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS-YEAR 2010Christus Schumpert Health Sys-Shreveport Average Teleperformance Civilian Labor Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate

CLIMATE

TAXES, 2010 Property Taxes (Mills) Parish Wide SALES TAX Parish Shreveport Vivian Oil City Mooringsport Greenwood

6,815 6,295 5,725 2,691 1,900 1,618

Annual average high temperature Annual average low temperature 7.35% Average temperature 8.60% Average annual precipitation 7.85% 8.35% 8.35% 8.35%

44.54-132.82

76.3°F 55.1°F 65.7°F 51.3 in

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


CADDO PARISH PROFILE-2011 Average Weekly Wages ($) by Major Industry Division (3RD QUARTER 2010) Caddo $740 Agriculture 813 Mining 1,259 Utilities 1,314 Construction 994 Manufacturing 935 Wholesale Trade 956 Retail Trade 506 Transportation & Warehousing 897 Information 480 Finance & Insurance 929 Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 694 Professional & Technical Services 971 Management Companies & Enterprises 1,127 Administrative & Waste Services 468 Educational Services * Healthcare & Social Assistance 876 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 452 Accommodation & Food Services 274 Other services, except public administration 512 Public Administration 859

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACT

*Data Non-publishable* ________________________________________________________

EDUCATION Primary/Education (Year 2009-2010) Public Schools Private Schools School District

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NEAREST COMMUNITY & 2-TWO YEAR COLLEGES Bossier Parish Community College Southern University-Shreveport Northwestern University Nursing Education Center NEAREST TECHNICAL COLLEGES Career Technical College-Shreveport Louisiana Technical College-Shreveport/Bossier Remington College-Shreveport Blue Cliff College-Shreveport NEAREST 4 YEAR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Centenary College of Louisiana Louisiana State University-HSC Louisiana State University-Shreveport

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


CLAIBORNE PARISH PROFILE-2011 AREA Total Land Water DEMOGRAPHICS

MARKET ACCESSIBILITY 768 Sq. miles 755 Sq. miles Major Highways 13 Sq. miles Interstate Hwy US Highway LA Highways

Population Total Population Total Households Median Age Household Income Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income

17,195 Freight Railroad 6,028 Louisiana & Northwest Rail System (LNW) 40.3 Nearest Major City Shreveport, Louisiana $28,186 $39,151 Nearest Commercial Airport $15,847 Shreveport Regional Airport (2,8300 & 2,6200 runways)

Population by Employment White Collar Jobs Service Jobs Blue Collar Jobs

43.9% Nearest Airport 22.3% Homer Municipal Airport 33.8% (2,3200 runways)

Population by Education,25 Years+ High School Graduate Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Professional/Doctorate Degree

35.0% 3.6% 8.8% 4.0%

Nearest Port Port of Shreveport/Bossier(9Ft)

I-20 nearby 79 2,9

52 miles miles

2 miles

45 miles

Nearest Deepwater Port Port of New Orleans (Deepwater)

LABOR FORCE-YEAR 2010-Average

MAJOR EMPLOYERS Claiborne Parish School Board Civilian Labor 6,641 David Wade Correctional Center Employed 6.032 Homer Memorial Hospital Unemployed 609 Berry Plastics Unemployment Rate 9.2% CLIMATE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS-YEAR 2010Average Annual average high temperature Annual average low temperature TAXES,2010 Average temperature Average annual precipitation Property Taxes (Mills) Parish Wide 63-107 SALES TAX Parish 7.00% Haynesville 8.00% Homer 8.00% Junction City 8.00%

410 368 263 143

74.4°F 51.8°F 63.1°F 55.8 in

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


CLAIBORNE PARISH PROFILE-2011 Average Weekly Wages ($) by Major Industry Division (3RD QUARTER 2010) Claiborne $670 Agriculture 532 Mining 1,039 Utilities 833 Construction 788 Manufacturing 765 Wholesale Trade 964 Retail Trade 413 Transportation & Warehousing 1,112 Information 868 Finance & Insurance 490 Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 569 Professional & Technical Services 724 Management Companies & Enterprises * Administrative & Waste Services 427 Educational Services * Healthcare & Social Assistance 461 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 377 Accommodation & Food Services 222 Other services 443 Public Administration 814

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACT

Claiborne Chamber of Commerce 519 S Main Street Homer, Louisiana 71040 Telephone: (318)927•3271

*Data Non-publishable*

_____________________________________________ EDUCATION Primary/Education (Year 2009-2010) Public Schools Private Schools School District

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NEAREST COMMUNITY & 2- YEAR COLLEGES Bossier Parish Community College Southern University-Shreveport Northwestern University Nursing Education Center NEAREST TECHNICAL COLLEGES Blue Cliff College-Shreveport Career Technical College-Shreveport Louisiana Technical College-Shreveport-Bossier Remington College-Shreveport NEAREST 4 YEAR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Centenary College of Louisiana Louisiana State University-HSC Louisiana State University-Shreveport

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


DESOTO PARISH PROFILE-2011 AREA Total Land Water DEMOGRAPHICS

MARKET ACCESSIBILITY 894 Sq. miles 877 Sq. miles Major Highways 17 Sq. miles Interstate Hwy I-49 US Highway 84,171,371 LA Highways 5

Population Total Population Total Households Median Age Household Income Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income Population by Employment White Collar Jobs Service Jobs Blue Collar Jobs Population by Education,25 Years+ High School Graduate Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Professional/Doctorate Degree

26,656 Freight Railroad 10,392 Kansas City Southern (KCS) 38.6 Union Pacific Railroad (UP) Nearest Major City $30,404 Shreveport, Louisiana $39,350 $15,581 Nearest Commercial Airport Shreveport Regional Airport (2,8300 & 2,6200 runways) 44.2% 18.8% Nearest Airport 36.9% CE’RUSTY” Williams Airport (2,4,500 runways) 44.4% 4.6% 8.5% 3.3%

Nearest Port Port of Shreveport/Bossier(9Ft)

45 miles miles

2 miles

20 miles

Nearest Deepwater Port Port of New Orleans (Deepwater)

LABOR FORCE-YEAR 2010-Average MAJOR EMPLOYERS 11,570 DeSoto Parish School Board 10,635 DeSoto Regional Health System 935 Dolet Hills Mining Venture 8.1% CLIMATE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS-YEAR 2010Average Annual average high temperature Annual average low temperature TAXES, 2010 Average temperature Average annual precipitation Property Taxes (Mills) Parish Wide 99.41– 116.82 SALES TAX Parish 8.00% Logansport 9.00% Mansfield 9.00% Stonewall 9.00% Civilian Labor Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate

794 260 247

76.5°F 53.0°F 64.8°F 54.45

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


DESOTO PARISH PROFILE-2011 Average Weekly Wages ($) by Major Industry Division (3RD QUARTER 2010) DeSoto $780 Agriculture 706 Mining 1,293 Utilities 1,126 Construction 718 Manufacturing 1,204 Wholesale Trade 757 Retail Trade 469 Transportation & Warehousing 1,202 Information 632 Finance & Insurance 586 Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 583 Professional & Technical Services 594 Management Companies & Enterprises 1,092 Administrative & Waste Services 548 Educational Services * Healthcare & Social Assistance 596 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 362 Accommodation & Food Services 220 Other services 655 Public Administration 675

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACT

DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce Kathi Wells 115 North Washington Avenue Mansfield, Louisiana 71052 Telephone: (318)872•1310 Facsimile: (318)871•1875 E-mail: www.desotoparishchamber.net chamber75@bellsouth.net

*Data Non-publishable*

_____________________________________________ EDUCATION Primary/Education (Year 2009-2010) Public Schools Private Schools School District

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NEAREST COMMUNITY 2- YEAR COLLEGES Bossier Parish Community College Southern University-Shreveport Northwestern University Nursing Education Center NEAREST TECHNICAL COLLEGES Blue Cliff College-Shreveport Career Technical College-Shreveport Louisiana Technical College-Shreveport-Bossier Remington College-Shreveport NEAREST 4- YEAR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Centenary College of Louisiana Louisiana State University-HSC Louisiana State University-Shreveport

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


JACKSON PARISH PROFILE-2011 AREA Total Land Water

MARKET ACCESSIBILITY 580 Sq. miles Major Highways 570 Sq. miles Interstate Hwy 11 Sq. miles US Highway LA Highways

N/A 167 4,34

DEMOGRAPHICS Population Total Population Total Households Median Age

Freight Railroad 16,274 Kansas City Southern (KCS) 6,189 40.6 Nearest Major City Shreveport, Louisiana

Household Income Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income

$31,440 $40,965 $16,966

Population by Employment White Collar Jobs Service Jobs Blue Collar Jobs

48.0% 17.2% 34.8%

Population by Education,25 Years+ High School Graduate Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Professional/Doctorate Degree LABOR FORCE-YEAR 2010-Average

80 miles

Nearest Commercial Airport Shreveport Regional Airport (2,8300 & 2,6200 runways)

miles

Nearest Airport Jonesboro Airport (1,3,203 runways)

2 miles

Nearest Port Port of Shreveport/Bossier(9Ft)

20 miles

43.0% 4.1% Nearest Deepwater Port 9.7% Port of New Orleans (Deepwater) 4.9 % MAJOR EMPLOYERS

SCC Hodge, Inc. 6,673 Jackson Parish School Board 6,194 479 CLIMATE 7.2% Annual average high temperature UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS-YEAR 2010Annual average low temperature Average Average temperature Average annual precipitation TAXES, 2010

500 378

Civilian Labor Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate

Property Taxes (Mills) Parish Wide SALES TAX Parish Eros Hodge Jonesboro

82.3°F 45.9°F 78.9°F 58.85

91.64-101.64 8.00% 9.00% 9.00% 9.00%

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


JACKSON PARISH PROFILE-2011 Average Weekly Wages ($) by Major Industry Division (3RD QUARTER 2010) Jackson $664 Agriculture 827 Mining 1,054 Utilities 1,097 Construction 611 Manufacturing * Wholesale Trade 837 Retail Trade 401 Transportation & Warehousing 605 Information 463 Finance & Insurance 604 Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 410 Professional & Technical Services 484 Management Companies & Enterprises 321 Administrative & Waste Services 559 Educational Services * Healthcare & Social Assistance 501 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 433 Accommodation & Food Services 218 Other services 408 Public Administration 446

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACT

Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce 102 Fourth Street Jonesboro, Louisiana 71251 Telephone: (318) 259•4693

*Data Non-publishable*

_____________________________________________ EDUCATION Primary/Education (Year 2009-2010) Public Schools Private Schools School District

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NEAREST COMMUNITY & 2- YEAR COLLEGES Louisiana Delta Community College NEAREST TECHNICAL COLLEGES Louisiana Technical College-Delta-Ouachita Campus Louisiana Technical College-Ruston Campus Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe Campus NEAREST 4 YEAR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Grambling State University Louisiana Tech University University of Louisiana at Monroe

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


LINCOLN PARISH PROFILE-2011 AREA Total Land Water

MARKET ACCESSIBILITY 482 Sq. miles Major Highways 471 Sq. miles Interstate Hwy 1 Sq. miles US Highway LA Highways

I-20 80, 167 33

DEMOGRAPHICS Population Total Population Total Households Median Age

Freight Railroad 46,735 Kansas City Southern (KCS) 15,947 29.6 Nearest Major City Shreveport, Louisiana

Household Income Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income

$30,256 Nearest Commercial Airport $42,287 Shreveport Regional Airport $17,316 (2,8300 & 2,6200 runways)

Population by Employment White Collar Jobs Service Jobs Blue Collar Jobs

Nearest Airport 61.1% Ruston Regional Airport 19.1% (1,3,203 runways) 19.8% Nearest Port Population by Education,25 Years+ Greater Ouachita Parish Port(9Ft) High School Graduate 25.9% Associate Degree 5.5% Nearest Deepwater Port Bachelor’s Degree 19.1% Port of New Orleans (Deepwater) Master’s Professional/Doctorate Degree 15.1% MAJOR EMPLOYERS LABOR FORCE-YEAR 2010-Average Louisiana Tech University Lincoln Parish School Board Civilian Labor 19,555 Grambling State University Employed 17,937 Northern Louisiana Medical Center Unemployed 1,618 Louisiana United Methodist Children Unemployment Rate 8.3% Saint Gobain Container Company UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS-YEAR 2010Average TAXES, 2010 Property Taxes (Mills) Parish Wide SALES TAX Parish Dubach Grambling Ruston

70 miles miles

0 miles

30 miles

1,250 963 691 678 363 360

CLIMATE

Annual average high temperature Annual average low temperature Average temperature 71-129.39 Average annual precipitation

75.7°F 51.7°F 63.7°F 55.0 in

7.00% 7.75% 8.75% 8.50%

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


LINCOLN PARISH PROFILE-2011 Average Weekly Wages ($) by Major Industry Division (3RD QUARTER 2010) Lincoln $637 Agriculture 536 Mining 1,236 Utilities 676 Construction 881 Manufacturing 955 Wholesale Trade 766 Retail Trade 454 Transportation & Warehousing 959 Information 572 Finance & Insurance 765 Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 473 Professional & Technical Services 966 Management Companies & Enterprises 1,280 Administrative & Waste Services 486 Educational Services 649 Healthcare & Social Assistance 639 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 235 Accommodation & Food Services 215 Other services 508 Public Administration 728

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACT

Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce/Ruston Lincoln Industrial Development Corp Scott Terry 104 E Mississippi Avenue Ruston, Louisiana 71270 Telephone: (318) 255•2031 Fascimile: (318)255•3481 E-mail: sterry@rustonlincoln.org City of Ruston Kristi Lumpkin 401 North Trenton Ruston, Louisiana 71273 Telephone: (318) 251•8643 Facsimile:(318)251•8612

*Data Non-publishable*

_____________________________________________ EDUCATION Primary/Education (Year 2009-2010) Public Schools Private Schools School District

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NEAREST COMMUNITY & 2-YEAR COLLEGES

Louisiana Delta Community College NEAREST TECHNICAL COLLEGES Louisiana Technical College-Ruston Campus NEAREST 4 YEAR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Grambling State University Louisiana Tech University

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


MOREHOUSE PARISH PROFILE-2011 AREA Total Land Water

MARKET ACCESSIBILITY 805 Sq. miles Major Highways 794 Sq. miles Interstate Hwy 11 Sq. miles US Highway

LA Highways

DEMOGRAPHICS Population Total Population Total Households Median Age

N/A 165,425 2

27,979 Freight Railroad 10,921 Union Pacific Railroad (UP) 37.7 Arkansas & Louisiana Mississippi Railroad (ALM)

Household Income Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income

Nearest Major City

$27,955 Shreveport, Louisiana $39,230 $15,324

Nearest Commercial Airport Monroe Regional Airport

Population by Employment White Collar Jobs Service Jobs Blue Collar Jobs

130 miles 30 miles

(2,5000 & 1,7500 runway)

46.2% 20.0% 33.8% Nearest Airport

Morehouse Memorial Airport

5 miles

(1,4000 runway)

Population by Education,25 Years+ High School Graduate Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Professional/Doctorate Degree

43.1% Nearest Port 3.8% Greater Ouachita Parish Port(9Ft) 8.2% 3.1%

LABOR FORCE-YEAR 2010-Average

25 miles

Nearest Deepwater Port Port of New Orleans (Deepwater)

MAJOR EMPLOYERS 11,478 9,821 1,657 Morehouse Parish School Board 14.4% Morehouse General Hospital Inc City of Bastrop Cherry Ridge Guest Care, LLC UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS-YEAR 2010Summerlin Lane Nursing Home Average Civilian Labor Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate

TAXES Property Taxes (Mills) Parish Wide SALES TAX Parish Bastrop Mer Rouge Bonita

721 299 163 120 101

CLIMATE 77.28-95.45

Annual Average High Temperature 7.00% Annual Average Low Temperature 10.00% Average Temperature 9.00% Average Annual Precipitation 9.00%

75.5°F 53.1°F 64.3°F 57.1 in

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


MOREHOUSE PARISH PROFILE-2011 Average Weekly Wages ($) by Major Industry Division (3RD QUARTER 2010) Morehouse $554 Agriculture 468 Mining * Utilities 760 Construction 936 Manufacturing 732 Wholesale Trade 949 Retail Trade 437 Transportation & Warehousing 795 Information 655 Finance & Insurance 668 Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 396 Professional & Technical Services 624 Management Companies & Enterprises * Administrative & Waste Services 579 Educational Services * Healthcare & Social Assistance 496 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 259 Accommodation & Food Services 229 Other services 307 Public Administration 779

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACT Morehouse Economic Development Corporation CapitalOne Bank Building Suite A 101 Franklin Street Bastrop, Louisiana 71220 Telephone: (318)283•4000 Facsimile: (318)283•0651 E-mail: morehouseedc@att.net

*Data Non-publishable*

_____________________________________________ EDUCATION Primary/Education (Year 2009-2010) Public Schools Private Schools School District

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NEAREST COMMUNITY & 2- YEAR COLLEGES Louisiana Delta Community College NEAREST TECHNICAL COLLEGES Louisiana Technical College-Bastrop Campus NEAREST 4 -YEAR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES University of Louisiana at Monroe

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


NATCHITOCHES PARISH PROFILE-2011 AREA

Total Land Water Population Total Population Total Households Median Age

MARKET ACCESSIBILTY 1,299 Sq. miles 1,255 Sq. miles Major Highways 44 Sq. miles Interstate Hwy I-49 US Highway 71,84 DEMOGRAPHICS LA Highways 1,6,9,117,119,126,153,156,1226

Household Income Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income Population by Employment White Collar Jobs Service Jobs Blue Collar Jobs

39,566 Freight Railroad 15,186 Union Pacific Railroad (UP) 31.8 Kansas City Southern (KCS) Nearest Major City $28,253 Shreveport, Louisiana $40,076 $16,001 Nearest Commercial Airport Natchitoches Regional Airport (2, 5000 & 4000 runways) 53.5% 19.0% Nearest Port 27.6% Port of Natchitoches(9Ft)

77 miles 0 miles

5 miles

Population by Education,25 Years+ High School Graduate Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Professional/Doctorate Degree

Nearest Deepwater Port 34.9% Port of New Orleans (Deepwater) 3.7% 13.6% MAJOR EMPLOYERS 7.2% Northwestern State University Natchitoches Parish School Board LABOR FORCE-YEAR 2010-Average Pilgrim’s Pride-Natchitoches Roy O Martin-Plywood Civilian Labor 17,613 Alliance Compressors Employed 16,196 Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Unemployed 1,417 Parish of Natchitoches Unemployment Rate 8.0% CLIMATE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS-YEAR 2010Average Annual average high temperature TAXES Annual average low temperature Average temperature Property Taxes (Mills) Parish Wide 59.94-66.74 Average annual precipitation SALES TAX Parish 7.50% Campti 9.50% Clarence 8.50% Natchitoches 9.00%

863 843 702 692 600 566 206

76.6°F 54.7°F 65.6°F 54.9 in

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


NATCHITOCHES PARISH PROFILE-2011 Average Weekly Wages ($) by Major Industry Division (3RD QUARTER 2010) Natchitoches $629 Agriculture 693 Mining * Utilities 1,007 Construction 591 Manufacturing 1,024 Wholesale Trade 755 Retail Trade 404 Transportation & Warehousing 821 Information 706 Finance & Insurance 730 Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 370 Professional & Technical Services 692 Management Companies & Enterprises 749 Administrative & Waste Services 529 Educational Services 850 Healthcare & Social Assistance 559 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 327 Accommodation & Food Services 242 Other services 507 Public Administration 674

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACT

City of Natchitoches Economic Development 700 Second Street Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457 Telephone: (318) 238•7223 Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce 562 2nd Street Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457 Telephone: (318) 352•6894 Facsimile: (318) 352•5385 E-mail: chamber@natchitoches.net

*Data Non-publishable*

_____________________________________________ EDUCATION Primary/Education (Year 2009-2010) Public Schools Private Schools School District

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NEAREST COMMUNITY &2- YEAR COLLEGES

Bossier Parish Community College NEAREST TECHNICAL COLLEGES Louisiana Technical College-Natchitoches Campus NEAREST 4 YEAR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


OUACHITA PARISH PROFILE-2011 AREA Total Land Water

MARKET ACCESSIBILTY 633 Sq. miles Major Highways 611 Sq. miles Interstate Hwy 22 Sq. miles US Highway LA Highways

I-20 80,165 2,15,34

DEMOGRAPHICS Population Total Population Total Households Median Age

Freight Railroad 153,720 Union Pacific Railroad (UP) 56,995 Kansas City Southern (KCS) 34.4 Arkansas & Louisiana Mississippi Railroad (ALM)

Household Income Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income

Nearest Major City $36,373 Shreveport, Louisiana $49,177 $18,858 Nearest Commercial Airport Monroe Regional Airport (2, 5000 & 1, 7500 runway) 59.9% 19.1% Nearest Port 21.0% Greater Ouachita Parish Port (9Ft)

Population by Employment White Collar Jobs Service Jobs Blue Collar Jobs Population by Education,25 Years+ High School Graduate Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Professional/Doctorate Degree

Nearest Deepwater Port 31.8% Port of New Orleans (Deepwater) 4.5% 17.3% MAJOR EMPLOYERS 7.9% Ouachita Parish School Board St. Francis Medical Center J. P. Morgan Chase/Monroe LABOR FORCE-YEAR 2010-Average Monroe City School District Civilian Labor 72,158 CenturyLink-Monroe Employed 66,586 University of Louisiana at Monroe Unemployed 5,572 CLIMATE Unemployment Rate 7.7% UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS-YEAR 2010Average TAXES, 2010 Property Taxes (Mills) Parish Wide SALES TAX Parish Monroe Richwood Sterlington

Annual average high temperature Annual average low temperature Average temperature Average annual precipitation

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5 miles

3,025 2,262 2,100 1,387 1,360 1,206

77.1°F 54.6°F 65.8°F 53.4in

75.09-133.79 8.6-9.6% 9.99% 9.50% 9.50%

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


OUACHITA PARISH PROFILE-2011 Average Weekly Wages ($) by Major Industry Division (3RD QUARTER 2010) Ouachita $665 Agriculture 515 Mining 1,032 Utilities 963 Construction 715 Manufacturing 1,023 Wholesale Trade 970 Retail Trade 447 Transportation & Warehousing 836 Information 729 Finance & Insurance 709 Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 646 Professional & Technical Services 840 Management Companies & Enterprises 1,547 Administrative & Waste Services 461 Educational Services 611 Healthcare & Social Assistance 693 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 285 Accommodation & Food Services 253 Other services 487 Public Administration 817

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACT

*Data Non-publishable*

_____________________________________________ EDUCATION Primary/Education (Year 2009-2010) Public Schools 55 Private Schools 14 School District 2 (Ouachita Parish School Board & Monroe City School District) NEAREST COMMUNITY &/2-YEAR COLLEGES Louisiana Delta Community College NEAREST TECHNICAL COLLEGES Louisiana Technical College-Delta-Ouachita Campus Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe Campus NEAREST 4 -YEAR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES University of Louisiana at Monroe

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


RED RIVER PARISH PROFILE-2011 AREA Total Land Water

MARKET ACCESSIBILTY 402 Sq. miles Major Highways 389 Sq. miles Interstate Hwy 13Sq. miles US Highway LA Highways

I-49 nearby 71, 84, 371 1

DEMOGRAPHICS Population Total Population Total Households Median Age Household Income Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income

Freight Railroad 9,091 Union Pacific Railroad (UP) 3,335 Kansas City Southern (KCS) 36.9 Nearest Major City Shreveport, Louisiana $26,400 $36,609 Nearest Commercial Airport $13,603 Monroe Regional Airport (2, 5000 & 1, 7500 runway)

Population by Employment White Collar Jobs Service Jobs Blue Collar Jobs

41.4% NEAREST AIRPORT 19.3% Red River Airport 39.3% (2,5,000 runways)

Population by Education,25 Years+ High School Graduate Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Professional/Doctorate Degree

41.5% 3.2% 6.5% 2.5%

LABOR FORCE-YEAR 2010-Average Civilian Labor Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate

0 miles

5 miles

Nearest Deepwater Port Port of New Orleans (Deepwater)

MAJOR EMPLOYERS Red River Parish School Board 3,646 Christus Coushatta Health Care Center 3,317 329 CLIMATE 9.0%

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS-YEAR 2010Average TAXES, 2010 Property Taxes (Mills) Parish Wide SALES TAX Parish Coushatta Hall Summit

Nearest Port Port of Red River (9Ft)

53 miles

Annual average high temperature Annual average low temperature Average temperature Average annual precipitation

258 168

61.0°F 32.0°F 47.0°F 52.21in

93.25 8.00% 9.00% 9.00%

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


RED RIVER PARISH PROFILE-2011 Average Weekly Wages ($) by Major Industry Division (3RD QUARTER 2010) Red River $681 Agriculture 585 Mining * Utilities 739 Construction 750 Manufacturing 836 Wholesale Trade 493 Retail Trade 418 Transportation & Warehousing 980 Information 693 Finance & Insurance 558 Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 626 Professional & Technical Services 645 Management Companies & Enterprises 0 Administrative & Waste Services 749 Educational Services * Healthcare & Social Assistance 488 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation * Accommodation & Food Services 301 Other services 1,116 Public Administration 832

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACT

Coushatta-Red River Chamber of Commerce P. O. Box 333-622 Rush Street Coushatta, Louisiana 71019 Telephone: (318) 932•3289 Facsimile: (318) 932•6919 E-mail: redriverchamber@bellsouth.net

*Data Non-publishable*

_____________________________________________ EDUCATION Primary/Education (Year 2009-2010) Public Schools Private Schools School District

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NEAREST COMMUNITY & 2- YEAR COLLEGES Bossier Parish Community College Southern University-Shreveport NEAREST TECHNICAL COLLEGES Blue Cliff College-Shreveport Career Technical College-Shreveport Louisiana Technical College-Shreveport-Bossier Northwestern University Nursing Education Center NEAREST 4 YEAR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Centenary College of Louisiana Louisiana State University HSC Louisiana State University-Shreveport

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


SABINE PARISH PROFILE-2011 AREA Total Land Water

MARKET ACCESSIBILTY 1,012 Sq. miles Major Highways 865 Sq. miles Interstate Hwy 146 Sq. miles US Highway LA Highways

I-49 nearby 171 6

DEMOGRAPHICS Population Total Population Total Households Median Age Household Income Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income Population by Employment White Collar Jobs Service Jobs Blue Collar Jobs Population by Education,25 Years+ High School Graduate Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Professional/Doctorate Degree

Freight Railroad 24,233 Kansas City Southern (KCS) 9,580 41.5 Nearest Major City Shreveport, Louisiana $29,317 Nearest Commercial Airport $40,251 Shreveport Regional Airport $16,538 (2, 8300 & 1, 6200 runway) NEAREST AIRPORT 45.9% Hart Airport 16.4% (2,4400 runways) 37.6% Nearest Port Port of Natchitoches (9Ft) 44.8% Port of Red River(9Ft) 4.1% 8.4% Nearest Deepwater Port 4.3% Port of New Orleans (Deepwater)

MAJOR EMPLOYERS Sabine Parish School Board Civilian Labor 9,731 Boise Cascade, LLC Employed 9.060 Big Star Supermarket of Many, Inc. Unemployed 671 Sabine Medical Center Unemployment Rate 6.9% CLIMATE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS-YEAR 2010Average Annual average high temperature Annual average low temperature TAXES Average temperature Average annual precipitation Property Taxes (Mills) Parish Wide 43.94 SALES TAX Parish 7.63% Converse 8.63% Many 8.88% Zwolle 9.63%

95 miles 0 miles

30 miles 30 miles

LABOR FORCE-YEAR 2010-Average

850 378 240 195

76.5°F 52.4°F 64.4°F 51.2in

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


SABINE PARISH PROFILE-2011 Average Weekly Wages ($) by Major Industry Division (3RD QUARTER 2010)

Sabine Agriculture Mining Utilities Construction Manufacturing Wholesale Trade Retail Trade Transportation & Warehousing Information Finance & Insurance Real Estate & Rental & Leasing Professional & Technical Services Management Companies & Enterprises Administrative & Waste Services Educational Services Healthcare & Social Assistance Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Accommodation & Food Services Other services Public Administration

$580 822 893 650 597 768 808 401 692 622 651 602 682 631 303 * 504 525 309 403 556

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACT

Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce 1125 W. Mississippi Ave, Ste F Many, Louisiana 71449 Telephone: (318) 256•3523 Town of Many 965 San Antonio Avenue Many, Louisiana 71449 Telephone: (318) 256•3651

*Data Non-publishable* __________________________________________________

EDUCATION Primary/Education (Year 2009-2010) Public Schools Private Schools School District

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NEAREST COMMUNITY & 2 -YEAR COLLEGES Bossier Parish Community College Southern University-Shreveport NEAREST TECHNICAL COLLEGES Louisiana Technical College-Natchitoches Campus Louisiana Technical College-Sabine Valley Campus NEAREST 4 YEAR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


UNION PARISH PROFILE-2011 AREA Total Land Water DEMOGRAPHICS Population Total Population Total Households Median Age

MARKET ACCESSIBILTY 905 Sq. miles Major Highways 878 Sq. miles Interstate Hwy I-20(12 miles south of parish) 28 Sq. miles US Highway 63,167 LA Highways 2,15,33 Freight Railroad 22,721 Union Pacific Railroad (UP) 9,091 39.9 Nearest Major City Shreveport, Louisiana

Household Income Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income

$31,662 Nearest Commercial Airport $41,280 Monroe Regional Airport $16,851 (2, 5000 & 1, 7500 runway)

NEAREST AIRPORT 48.2% Farmerville Airport 15.3% (1, 3000 runway) 36.5% Nearest Port Population by Education,25 Years+ Greater Ouachita Parish Port(9Ft) High School Graduate 43.7% Associate Degree 3.6% Nearest Deepwater Port Bachelor’s Degree 9.7% Port of New Orleans (Deepwater) Master’s Professional/Doctorate Degree 3.8% MAJOR EMPLOYERS LABOR FORCE-YEAR 2010-Average Foster Farms Union Parish School Board Civilian Labor 10,212 Union General Hospital Employed 9,341 Century Link Unemployed 871 Unemployment Rate 8.5% CLIMATE

90 miles 30 miles

Population by Employment White Collar Jobs Service Jobs Blue Collar Jobs

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS-YEAR 2010Average TAXES Property Taxes (Mills) Parish Wide SALES TAX Parish Bernice Farmerville Marion

Annual average high temperature Annual average low temperature Average temperature Average annual precipitation

25 miles

950 450 125 55

55.0°F 32.0°F 44.0°F 51.2in

59.20-64.09 8.00% 10.00% 9.50% 9.00%

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


UNION PARISH PROFILE-2011 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACT

Average Weekly Wages ($) by Major Industry Division (3RD QUARTER 2010)

Union Agriculture Mining Utilities Construction Manufacturing Wholesale Trade Retail Trade Transportation & Warehousing Information Finance & Insurance Real Estate & Rental & Leasing Professional & Technical Services Management Companies & Enterprises Administrative & Waste Services Educational Services Healthcare & Social Assistance Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Accommodation & Food Services Other services Public Administration

$525 655 754 759 553 * 727 413 639 987 710 421 504 0 574 * 529 391 208 470 668

Union Parish Chamber of Commerce 303 E. Walter Street Farmerville, Louisiana 71241 (318)368•3947

*Data Non-publishable*

_____________________________________________ EDUCATION Primary/Education (Year 2009-2010) Public Schools Private Schools School District

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NEAREST COMMUNITY & 2-YEAR COLLEGES Louisiana Delta Community College NEAREST TECHNICAL COLLEGES Louisiana Technical College-North Central Campus NEAREST 4 YEAR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Grambling State University Louisiana Tech University University of Louisiana at Monroe

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


WEBSTER PARISH PROFILE-2011 AREA Total Land Water DEMOGRAPHICS

MARKET ACCESSIBILTY 615 Sq. miles 595 Sq. miles Major Highways 20 Sq. miles Interstate Hwy US Highway LA Highways

Population Total Population Total Households Median Age Household Income Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income Population by Employment White Collar Jobs Service Jobs Blue Collar Jobs Population by Education,25 Years+ High School Graduate Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Professional/Doctorate Degree

I-20 79,80,371 2

41,207 Freight Rail 16,632 Kansas City Southern (KCS) 40.4 Midsouth Rail (Operated by KCS) Louisiana & North West Railroad (LNW) $30,936 Nearest Major City $41,545 Shreveport, Louisiana $17,137 Nearest Commercial Airport Shreveport Regional Airport 47.3% (2, 8300 & 2,6200 runways) 18.4% 34.3% NEAREST AIRPORT Minden-Webster Airport (2, 5000 runways) 38.9% Springhill Airport 6.4% (2,4000 runways) 10.2% 4.2% Nearest Port Port of Shreveport/Bossier

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40 miles

LABOR FORCE-YEAR 2010-Average Nearest Deepwater Port 19,916 Port of New Orleans (Deepwater) 18,270 1,646 MAJOR EMPLOYERS 8.3% Webster Parish School Board Minden Medical Center UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS-YEAR 2010Kenyan Enterprises, Inc. (Piggly Wiggly) Average Springhill Medical Center Town & Country Health & Rehab TAXES City of Minden Civilian Labor Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate

Property Taxes (Mills) Parish Wide SALES TAX Parish Cotton Valley Sibley Dixie Inn Springhill Minden

53.39 7.00% 8.00% 9.00% 9.50% 9.50% 9.50%

995 515 428 232 200 189

CLIMATE Annual average high temperature Annual average low temperature Average temperature Average annual precipitation

75.4°F 52.5°F 63.9°F 55.2in

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


WEBSTER PARISH PROFILE-2011 Average Weekly Wages ($) by Major Industry Division (3RD QUARTER 2010)

Webster Agriculture Mining Utilities Construction Manufacturing Wholesale Trade Retail Trade Transportation & Warehousing Information Finance & Insurance Real Estate & Rental & Leasing Professional & Technical Services Management Companies & Enterprises Administrative & Waste Services Educational Services Healthcare & Social Assistance Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Accommodation & Food Services Other services Public Administration

$684 588 1,206 769 772 885 1,303 414 784 631 672 740 582 325 497 * 571 333 232 474 683

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACT North Webster Industrial Park Post Office Box 176 Springhill, Louisiana 71075 (318) 539•5058

*Data Non-publishable*

_____________________________________________ EDUCATION Primary/Education (Year 2009-2010) Public Schools Private Schools School District

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NEAREST COMMUNITY & 2 YEAR COLLEGES Bossier Parish Community College Southern University at Shreveport Northwestern University Nursing Education Center NEAREST TECHNICAL COLLEGES Louisiana Technical College-Northwest Louisiana NEAREST 4 YEAR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Louisiana State University-Shreveport Louisiana State University HSC Centenary College of Louisiana

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers


North Louisiana Economic Partnership 1900 North 18th Street, Ste. 501 Monroe, Louisiana 71201 Telephone: (318)677•2556 Facsimile:(318)387•8529 Complied Annually and posted online www.nlep.org Contact: Kimareanna Ross, Director of Prospect Services kross@nlep.org

Sources: ESRI, 2010, LA Dept of Education, LA Dept of Transportation, Parish Tax Assessor Offices, US Census 2010 Data, LA Board of Regents, LA Workforce Commission, & Hoovers

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