The Louisiana Office of Rural Development
The Louisiana Office of Rural Development advises the Governor on issues of concern to the citizens of rural Louisiana. It works diligently to harness state, federal and private resources and apply best practices from other states to Louisiana through executive or legislative efforts. Its objective is lasting and sustainable growth through improvements in eight critical areas: economic development, education, health care, infrastructure, clean water, agriculture and forestry, workforce development and broadband.
The State of Louisiana’s revitalization roadmap, “Comprehensive Game Plan for a More Resilient Louisiana,” on June 23, 2021. Download a PDF of the 46-page report.
Office of Rural Development Regional Directors and Staff
South Central Planning and Development District
Louisiana prioritizes rural economic development, offering incentives and resources to empower small businesses, spurring growth, and fostering local prosperity.
The Louisiana Economic Development (LED) team works in partnership with rural stakeholders, local, regional, and federal organizations to drive progress in rural communities across the state. In every effort, area, and initiative, we work to elevate and support community-led efforts to revitalize rural communities.