"As we looked at the Alexandria/Pineville community, we thought it was a very attractive community to bring in employees - a solid school system, cultural arts and, being centrally located, it was easy to get from Alexandria to other parts of the state."
- Wayne Simmons, CEO - Sundrop Fuels
Quality of Life - Central Louisiana
Joie de vivre-noun[zhwaduhvee-vruh] : Joy of living
The French refer to it as “Joie de vivre”. The Cajuns say “Laissez les bon temps rouler!”. Others simply refer to it as the “The Good Life”.
From the Mississippi River in the East to the Sabine River in the West ..... from the rolling hills in the North to the fertile farmland in the South - Central Louisiana offers the widest variety of attractions, food and lifestyles.
From outstanding youth programs to the finest in music and art ..... from the best hunting and fishing in the country to secluded hiking trails - Central Louisiana has a quality of life that can meet and exceed any need.
Each of the 10 parishes has something unique to offer. Together, they form a region rich in cultural and recreational opportunities. Central Louisiana is the "Heart of Louisiana". We invite you to "Experience the Heart of Central Louisiana".
Experience the Heart of Central Louisiana! (click to view video)
February 2013: Forbes Magazine Names Alexandria Louisiana as One of the Top 25 Places to Retire in 2013
June 2012: Forbes Magazine Names Alexandria Louisiana as One of the Top 25 Places to Retire in 2012
REGIONAL LINKS OF INTEREST Click on the Parish Names (menu at left) for local information
Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
P.O.Box 465 (71309)* 1118 3rd St. (71301)* Alexandria, Louisiana
Phone: (318) 441-3400*