The Coordinating & Development Corporation
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in Northwest Louisiana
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.
ALERT PROCESSING TIME
We are experiencing a staff shortage which has caused delays in application processing. Due to the high volume of applications received, each application is placed in a queue in the order we received them. We ask that the residents of our northwest Louisiana to be patience as we are working diligently to process applications.
Applications received before July 1, 2021, are now being processed – not all of those applications received before July 1, 2021, have been decided.
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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.