Dedicated in 1995 the Central Louisiana Regional Port has a long history of contributing to the economy and currently is acquiring property in Rapides Parish to accommodate future growth for a variety of tenants that demand great infrastructure and transportation accessibility. The current economic value resulting from business at the port exceeds over 2,000 indirect and direct jobs.

The Central Louisiana Area has a ready and available labor force, and several workforce development programs are available to business selecting CLRP to find and train high quality Employees.

The Quality Jobs, or QJ, program provides a cash rebate to companies that create well-paid jobs and promote economic development.

Many more workforce development programs at