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Entergy Louisiana Provides Regional Economic Development Grant to NLEP
MONROE, La. – Entergy Louisiana provided a $25,000 cash grant to the North Louisiana Economic Partnership in support of their efforts to develop the 14-parish region of North Louisiana into a thriving area and a destination for high quality talent, innovative companies and global investment.
Since 2011, Entergy Louisiana has provided over $200,000 in cash grants to support economic development programs by the NLEP. Additionally, Entergy Louisiana provides professional in-kind services to the NLEP valued at over $50,000 annually.
“The generous financial and strong professional support of Entergy Louisiana is essential to the North Louisiana Economic Partnership carrying out its mission of attracting capital investment and quality employment opportunities to North Louisiana. The North Louisiana Economic Partnership is appreciative of Entergy Louisiana’s strong partnership that includes Entergy’s Amanda Edge serving on the North Louisiana Economic Partnership Board of Directors,” said Scott Martinez, president of the NLEP.
Through its Business and Economic Development team, Entergy Louisiana works with state and local government agencies, economic development organizations and community partners to attract new businesses that provide quality jobs and capital investment to Louisiana.
“Economic development partners like NLEP and others across the state are helping us map out the blueprint for a bright future in Louisiana,” said Ed Jimenez, director of business and economic development for Entergy in Louisiana. “Together, we’re helping our friends and neighbors in the communities that we serve realize business opportunities and a desired quality of life right here at home.”
“The Louisiana Site Selection Center and other initiatives of its kind have showcased what our region has to offer, including demographic and business data to parish and community profiles. This hub of information has helped businesses make important decisions, which in turn helps NLEP aggressively compete for new growth opportunities and realize first-hand the direct impact that economic development efforts have on the North Louisiana area,” said Edge, Entergy Louisiana economic development project manager for the North Louisiana region.
Since 2010, Entergy has actively participated in 140 announced economic development projects in Louisiana totaling more than $77 billion in capital investments and nearly 18,000 new direct jobs. For 11 years running, Site Selection magazine named Entergy Corporation as one of the nation's Top 10 Utilities in economic development.
Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electric service to more than 1 million customers and natural gas service to nearly 93,000 customers in the greater Baton Rouge area. The company has operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.