The Coordinating & Development Corporation 

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The Coordinating and Development Corporation (CDC), originally chartered in 1954, is a private, nonprofit, member-supported corporation that serves the economic, community, workforce, transportation, and business development needs of ten parishes in Northwest Louisiana, which include Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster.

Dear Community Members:

We would like to inform you that, after thorough evaluation, the American Job Centers (AJCs) at 2434 Manning St., Ringgold, LA 71068, and 125 E. Louisiana Ave., Vivian, LA 71082, will be closed as of June 30, 2024. Due to insufficient foot traffic, these locations have not met our performance expectations.

Services for the Balance of Caddo Parish will be consolidated at the Bossier Parish American Job Center located at 4000 Viking Drive Suite B1, Bossier City, LA 71111. Services for Bienville Parish will be available at the Lincoln Parish American Job Center located at 307 N. Homer St. Suite 307, Ruston, LA 71270. Residents will have access to services either in person at these centers, virtually, or at local public libraries within the parish. It is important to note that the majority of individuals are already being served through virtual services.

This decision is part of our effort to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of our resources, ensuring we meet the objectives outlined in our federal grant agreements. By consolidating these locations, we aim to better serve our region and fulfill our mission.

The renamed AJC locations are as follows:

Bossier & Caddo Parish American Job Center
4000 Viking Drive Suite B1 Bossier City, LA 71111

Lincoln & Bienville Parish American Job Center
307 N. Homer St. Suite 307 Ruston, LA 71270

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we make these necessary adjustments to better serve our community. Sincerely, Candle Sattler Director of Workforce Development

RFP for One-Stop Operator Services

The Seventh Planning District Consortium Local Workforce Development Board 70 hereafter referred to as LWDB 70, is making a Request for Proposal (RFP) from eligible entities or a consortium of eligible entities with the capacity to provide One-Stop Operator Services for the LWDB 70 area including Bienville, Bossier, Caddo (except the City of Shreveport), Claiborne, DeSoto, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster Parishes, in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA).

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As facilitators, our mission is to provide comprehensive development assistance to its membership and the private sector through a full range of services that help maintain public services and expand economic opportunities throughout the Region. CDC is governed by an Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Stakeholders represent communication, government, academia, finance, business, civic and other interests. CDC employs a professional staff with extensive experience in a variety of development and technical fields.

Main Office

4000 Viking Drive, Suite A-1
Bossier City, LA



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