Economic Development

A combination of economic development incentives, skilled workforce and excellent quality of life has helped many businesses begin, expand and prosper in DeRidder.

The DeRidder region has the tools, financial subsidies, tax incentives, infrastructure and workforce training to help businesses succeed and flourish. So, whether you are a potential developer or a film director looking for a unique location, please take the time to learn more about economic development in DeRidder.

Available Sites

The following locations are currently available for potential businesses in the market to relocate in the DeRidder area.

Community AssessmentDuring a two-week time period the citizens of DeRidder were asked to complete a community survey.  Topics such as education, quality of life, utilities, and recreation were among those up for discussion.
Demographic & Economic Base AnalysisOn behalf of the City of DeRidder, we invite to come and check out why major corporations and small to medium businesses flourish here.
Emergency Preparedness

The City of DeRidder is ready…

Even though hurricanes, flooding and other natural disaster are not everyday occurrences in our community, Mayor Ron Roberts values the benefits of being prepared.

How To Start A Small Business

This is the part of business ventures that many people dread. Getting through the maze of government regulations can certainly be one of the most confusing aspects of doing business. But while this process may be intimidating, it is important to do it correctly since noncompliance can result in costly penalties.

Incentives for Development in Beauregard Parish

The State of Louisiana offers several business incentives which are listed below with a brief explanation. For all incentives, an advance notification form and fees must be completed prior to beginning construction, hiring, or purchasing equipment. For more detailed information, these incentives can be found at The staff of the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance is also available to assist with the research and the application process.

Occupational LicensesThe Beauregard Sheriff's Office handles all Occupational Licenses for the City of DeRidder, Town of Merryville and Beauregard Parish.



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