In 1993, Concordia Economic & Industrial Development District (CEIDD) was created as a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana. CEIDD was established for the primary purpose of promoting and encouraging economic and industrial development, and tourism opportunities, stimulating the economy through renewed commerce, industry research, tourism, and for the utilization and development of natural and human resources of the area by providing job opportunities.
CEIDD strives to serve as a resource for the business community, municipalities, parish and state. We work well with our local, state and federal governments, chamber of commerce and parish tourist commission in order to better serve the business community.
Since the downturn in the economy, CEIDD has had the opportunity to work with the municipalities and parish on infrastructure development and community development projects that better prepares the ‘product’ we have to offer industrial clients. CEIDD has also teamed with Louisiana Economic Development’s Business Retention & Expansion team to conduct existing business visits with those industries that play a vital role in our state & region. CEIDD is expanding that program to focus on a more local level and has planned visits with businesses within our parish that are not currently listed.
CEIDD works very closely with its regional partners such as Central LA Economic Development Alliance, Northeast LA Economic Alliance, Kisatchie Delta Planning & Development District, Workforce Investment Board Area 60, and the newly structured Miss Lou Regional Steering Committee to make sure our ‘product’ aligns with the regions surrounding us.
Though our focus is primarily geared toward industrial development, we also assist small business with local, state and federal resources needed to help them grow and prosper. CEIDD also assists Concordia Parish Tourist Commission in their advertising efforts to promote our parish to potential visitors.