Economic Development

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When expanding an existing business or developing a new business in the unincorporated area of Calcasieu Parish, check with our office to see if you qualify for enterprise zone benefits. If you qualify, your business can receive a rebate based upon either a percentage of the sales tax paid during construction or the number of new jobs created. Your application for the local enterprise zone benefits must be approved by the Police Jury before you start construction. Please submit the required documents at least 60 days in advance.

To review the Police Jury's ordinances related to the enterprise zone program, click here.

To print an Application for Enterprise Zone Endorsement, click here.

For a list of FAQs on the local program, click here.

Comprehensive information on economic development can be found at the SWLA Alliance for Economic Development.

Information on Louisiana's tax incentives can be found at the Louisiana Department of Economic Development.

The Calcasieu Parish Sales and Use Tax office provides businesses with sales tax numbers. This office also audits enterprise zone projects. Please contact this office directly to receive your sales tax number and to find out about reporting requirements that will help you maximize your local rebate.