With remote offices, a major IT presence, manufacturing, new business acceleration and biomed the hot-button topics, the Greater Shreveport business community is operating a “timing is everything” blueprint to make it a strong regional presence for the 2020s.
“We’re doing OK. We were in growth mode in general, looking to expand, so this has given us a bit of a setback, but also allowed us to rethink the options and opportunities we have,” said Chamber President Dr. Tim Magner. “With our motto of live here, work anywhere,’ we’re already promoting remote working. It really is the kind of place if you have a portable job, or are in the tech sector — a slower pace, with a yard and no commute, but with everything from office to remote to large corporate presence.”
Adds Economic Development Director Brandon Fail, “We have in place all the bones we need to radically expand technology, innovation, and start-up sectors. We have a highly preferable environment for a lot of tech businesses, with angel investors, low costs and a tax credit of 25% from the state, a software development and media tax credit.”
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